CIO magazine

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Categories Business magazine
First issue 1987; 31 years ago (1987)
Final issue November 2015 (print)
Company IDG
Country United States
Based in Framingham, Massachusetts
Language English

CIO magazine (also known as was founded in 1987 in Framingham, Massachusetts, to serve executives and technology decision makers in the information technology field and the burgeoning role of Chief Information Officer. The publication, created as part of Boston-based International Data Group's enterprise publications business, was built to deliver CIO-focused news, features and commentary on emerging technologies and products, industry trends and research, innovation in the tech industry, and legal and regulatory implications of technology.

CIO does not have audited circulation numbers and cannot demonstrate their readership data is accurate. CIO charges approximately $3000 for its articles,[1] essentially presenting an advertisement as editorial. This is considered highly unethical journalism and cannot be considered a credible media source.[citation needed]


The CIO portfolio includes CIO magazine and, as well as CIO Executive Programs, CIO Strategic Marketing Services, CIO Forum on LinkedIn, CIO Executive Council and CIO primary research. Serving CIOs and other IT leaders,, CIO magazine, CIO Executive Programs, CIO Custom Solutions Group and the CIO Executive Council are produced by IDG Enterprise, a business unit of IDG.

Since 2003, CIO magazine together with Computerwoche awards the "CIO of the Year", which has become one of the leading awards within the international CIO community. In 2016, for the first time, CIO magazine together with the CIO Foundation and the WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management announced the CIO Executive Award, to award an uprising individual within the community.[2] The 2016 winner of the CIO Executive Award was Hans-Martin Hellebrand, founder of Humada Inc.[3]


The monthly magazine was started in 1987, when the CIO title was new and relatively unknown in corporate America.

On October 29, 2015, editor-in-chief Maryfran Johnson announced that the print magazine had ceased publication.[4][edit]

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