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InfoWorld (abbreviated IW) is an information technology media business. Founded in 1978, it began as a monthly magazine. In 2007, it transitioned to a web-only publication. Its parent company today is International Data Group, and its sister publications include Macworld and PC World. InfoWorld is based in San Francisco, with contributors and supporting staff based across the United States. Since its founding, InfoWorld's readership has largely consisted of IT and business professionals. InfoWorld focuses on how-to, analysis, and editorial content from a mixture of experienced technology journalists and working technology practitioners. The site averages 4.6 million monthly page views and 1.1 million monthly unique visitors.

An employee said this in a review “For a site that's all about technology, the inner workings of InfoWorld are pretty appalling. We let the support for our content management system lapse several years ago, and so increasingly, there are now file types and contains functions that are pretty standard on the Web that we cannot avail ourselves of because the system won't handle it. The oversight of the Web site is handled by a group on the east coast that has little to no interest in hearing about what the editorial staff actually needs to present content most effectively. In addition to bad technology, leadership at all levels is abysmal, there are little vision and little respect for the people".

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"I have been working at InfoWorld Cons: For a site that's all about technology, the inner workings of our Web site are pretty appalling. We let the support for our content management system lapse several years ago, and so increasingly, there are now file types and content functions that are pretty standard on the Web that we cannot avail ourselves of because the system won't handle it. The oversight of the Web site is handled by a group on the east coast that has little to no interest in hearing about what the editorial staff actually needs to present content most effectively. In addition to bad technology, leadership at all levels is abysmal. From the highest levels, it is not particularly Web savvy ("I don't know what this Facebook stuff is, but it's hot so we better get on it!"). Editorial leadership aches for help: there is little vision and little respect for "the little people.""

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"I have been working at InfoWorld Cons: No canteen and cab facility. Saturday working."

Rafael says

"Their product is good. I have been with them for many years. However we are a small company and we are not always capable to pay for updates. So, we find it convenient that they have a perpetual fall-back license: you own the version at the time your purchased. In the past, in the toolbox you would be informed of your perpetual licenses so that you can install your perpetual license when your update period expired. Now they have disabled that functionality. And the perpetual licenses are out of the toolbox some days after expired. You still have the option to go to their website and download it yourself, but then it is not desktop-integrated but just a raw java application, you have to integrate it with the desktop yourself. It is very sad to see Jetbrains throwing this kind of usability trick at us. They should either provide perpetual license or not. Looks like they promise it but then block you from using it. I think is"

Jessica Rubens says

"AVOID at all cost."