The Top Information Technology Publications

There are hundreds of magazines, trade journals, newsletters, and ezines covering the information technology industry either in whole or by focusing on specific niches within the industry.

The right publications can help you stay current and offer opportunities for networking with peers. Hiring announcements sometimes are included in the publications as well.

The publications on this list represent some of the top picks for the information technology industry and a few of the better known niche-specific publications. Included are print publications as well as sites that are limited strictly to online content.

01
ComputerWorld

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ComputerWorld is a ​must-read for professionals in information technology. Whether you are interviewing for a new position or just want to stay current on IT industry happenings, ComputerWorld is a well-respected resource.

Careers that would benefit from ComputerWorld include project managers, system administrators and database administrators.

02
Redmond Magazine

Redmond Magazine markets itself as the “independent voice of the Microsoft IT community." This used to be the dotnetmagazine website, but now has a slightly broader focus on Microsoft technologies, and it's great for learning about and staying current with that company's technology news. Redmond includes technical question and answer sections, links to forums, news from Microsoft about releases, and information about Microsoft certification updates.

03
Network Computing

Network Computing is an informative read for anyone in the networking industry. The publication offers information on app infrastructure, messaging and collaboration, network and systems management, network infrastructure, security, storage and servers, and wireless and enterprise apps. It also has a careers site to help you find related job openings.

04
CIO Magazine

CIO is aimed at senior level information technology professionals. The publication offers information on the intersection of business and technology. It also offers a great deal of advice appropriate for career development at the senior level.

05
Linux Magazine

Linux Magazine focuses on the Linux operating system and is a great resource for anyone using or considering the Linux platform and would be of specific benefit to Linux developers and system administrators.

06
Certification Magazine

Certification Magazine focuses exclusively on technical certifications and training for IT professionals. It is a great resource for anyone considering training or looking for training resources. If you are interested in keeping your technical skills up to date or in making a job change, this can be a great resource.

07
Recode

Recode is an affiliate of The Verge that provides reviews and analysis much like other publications. It markets itself as different, though, because of an emphasis it places on tech journalism and in its use of established tech journalists.

08
9to5Mac

There used to be a stereotype of IT professionals looking down their noses at Apple's Macintosh operating system and those businesses or individuals who used them. In some circles, that stereotype might still be a reality. However, Apple's prominence in mobile computers and its prevalence in graphic design-based industries means IT professionals need to keep up with Apple news, and 9to5Mac is a good resource for doing so.

09
The Next Web

The Next Web includes information, updates, and insights from around the globe. Its articles explore more than just IT news; they explore how technology impacts every part of our lives.