CIO magazine

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CategoriesBusiness magazine
First issue1987; 31 years ago (1987)
Final issueNovember 2015 (print)
CountryUnited States
Based inFramingham, Massachusetts

CIO magazine (also known as was founded in 1987. The magazine title refers to the job title Chief information officer. Readership includes other computer-related executives and technology decision makers.

CIO is part of Boston-based International Data Group's enterprise publications business, and does not have audited circulation numbers and cannot demonstrate their readership data is accurate.[citation needed]


Founded 1987 in Framingham, Massachusetts as a monthly magazine at a time when the CIO title was relatively new[1] and relatively unknown in corporate America, today CIO is also noted for its CIO-100 annual awards, for those "that have distinguished themselves through the effective and innovative use" of information technology.[2][edit]

In 1996, the website was launched as a companion to the magazine.

On October 29, 2015, editor-in-chief Maryfran Johnson announced that the print magazine had ceased publication.[3]

Industry coverage[edit]

Coverage includes

  • companies that supply hardware, software & services,[4]
  • technical topics[5]
  • industry trends[6]


  1. ^ The CIO title was defined in 1981. William H. Gruber. "Strategic information".
  2. ^ "NASA Chief Technology Officer for IT Honored by CIO Magazine". June 8, 2010.
  3. ^ Johnson, Maryfran (2015-10-29). "Our farewell issue of CIO magazine". CIO. Retrieved 2016-11-30.
  4. ^ Josh Fruhlinger (March 24, 2010). "10 Ways Microsoft Tried and Failed to Rule Mobile". CIO.
  5. ^ "CIO Magazine Brief: Extreme Protection that Eliminates Data Loss". Learn how a new approach to Oracle database backup and recovery eliminates backup overhead and lets you recover mission-critical databases to any point in time
  6. ^ "Biggest Delays to Digital Transformation".