Now it's our turn.
This issue will be our last in print. Advertiser support, which drives our business, has ebbed for IT/business magazines and moved almost entirely online. And thus, so will we.
As I write this, we are engaged in a full-scale overhaul of our two Web sites. One site will be devoted exclusively to the midmarket (SearchCIO-Midmarket.com, also accessible via www.ciodecisions.com) and one to the large enterprise (SearchCIO.com). The magazine archives will reside on the midmarket site, and indeed serve as the foundation of the content you will find there. Given how much we have learned about all of you, I am confident you will find our online articles, webinars, podcasts and more just as useful as our print magazine has been. You can also find our final batch of magazine content there in December.
Before we move on, let me acknowledge that leaving the magazine behind, like any change, involves a loss. The Web isn't the same as a print magazine you hold in your hand, especially one designed by our art director, Linda Koury, who won us no fewer than 23 design awards in our 29 issues. Similarly, we'll miss the number of long-form features wrought by our features team, writer Michael Ybarra and editor Tom Kaneshige. Though we intend our online coverage to be no less thorough, some types of articles work better in print.
Besides a big thank you to all of the staff and contributors who have made CIO Decisions the magazine it has been, I'd like to thank all of you -- readers, advisory board members and those vendors who have supported our efforts. You have made the journey to create a voice for the midmarket IT executive tremendously rewarding. Your creativity in managing the dynamic nature of your changing businesses has been inspiring. That part, of course, will stay the same.
See you online.
Anne McCrory is editorial director of CIO Decisions and the CIO Decisions conference. Write to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This was first published in November 2007