CIO (magazine)

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CIO - IT Strategy for Managers is a monthly IT business magazine in the International Data Group (IDG) Business Media GmbH , which mainly deals with the economic and strategic aspects of information technology use in companies. It is named after the role of the Chief Information Officer (IT manager of a company).

The first edition of the magazine appeared in October 2001. CIO is aimed at executives in all industries who decide on the strategic use of IT in their companies. The magazine exemplarily shows how IT can be implemented in companies. In addition, the CIO wants to convey important technology trends and management methods. Heinrich Vaske is the editor-in-chief of the magazine. Members of the editorial team are Wolfgang Herrmann, Rolf Röwekamp and René Schmöl.

CIO currently appears in twelve countries: Australia, China, Germany, France, India, Japan, Canada, South Korea, New Zealand, Poland, Sweden and the USA.

Since 2003, the magazine has chosen a “CIO of the Year” together with Computerwoche . Furthermore, the CIO Executive Award was presented for the first time in 2016 together with the CIO Foundation and the WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management , with which “outstanding people with high potential” should be honored. The 2016 winner was Hans-Martin Hellebrand, founder and CFO of Humada Inc., a US-based IT company.

Circulation statistics

In the fourth quarter of 2009, the average monthly circulation according to IVW was 14,427 copies. That is 23.79 percent (= 4,503 issues) fewer issues than in the same quarter of the previous year. Subscription sales stagnated from 2007 to 2009.

The CIO magazine is primarily distributed as Controlled Qualified Circulation .

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Additional publications

On the Internet, CIO Online offers further information and special offers beyond the magazine. The “CIO network” is not only the unique selling point of the website, but also the largest social network for CIOs in Germany with over 13,300 users. A total of eleven knowledge centers, from “Business Intelligence” to “ERP” and “Storage”, organize the online articles thematically. The Top 500 database contains detailed IT information on the 500 largest German companies with annual sales of more than 1 billion euros.

The CIO yearbook "The IT facts of the largest companies in Germany" appears annually. The reference work bundles the research results of the CIO editorial team and provides an insight into the most important IT key figures of the industry leaders.

The CIO also organizes target group-specific congresses and specialist events such as the Hamburg IT Strategy Days , the IT Excellence Benchmark or the Executive Lounge .

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