In 1966 England won the World Cup and Computer Weekly launched the world's first weekly IT newspaper
Voice of the CIO
Robin Laidlaw, ex-CIO of British Gas and president of CW500 club (2001-2009), says, "Computer Weekly developed a gravitas and reputation for serious reporting. Part of this came from the input from the CW500 Club. CIOs would always take a call from the Computer Weekly journalists."
The first issue of Computer Weekly magazine in 1966 was the start of an era in the UK IT industry – the first ever weekly technology publication. When the final print edition of the magazine comes out on 19 April, it will be the start of another exciting era, where Computer Weekly goes fully digital, reflecting the dramatic changes that the internet has brought to not just our business but those of all our readers.