Datamation Editorial Policy

First as a print magazine, and then as one of the first online-only magazines, Datamation has covered the computer industry with integrity and rigor since 1957. The New York Times called it “the acknowledged leader in the field.” We continue to live up to that mantle.

The Datamation Editorial Policy is simple:

  • Research and write with clarity
  • Deliver our audience the best answers
  • Remain objective, accurate, and reliable

The name Datamation is a combination of “data” and “automation,” and it defines our mission even today—to be the authority on every aspect of evolving technologies around data and automation as it pertains to enterprise businesses and their needs. 

This means providing the right information in the right format for readers to learn, to assess, to act, and to choose.

Editorial Independence and Partnerships

We partner with product and service providers to fund our work in the form of on-site advertisements and affiliate links through which we earn commissions. These relationships allow us to conduct the highest quality research and provide it at no cost to readers, but they do not play a part in our recommendations or assessments.

Our readers’ trust is vitally important, and we’re committed to editorial independence and objectivity. Our team is vendor agnostic, and we only recommend products and companies based on our contextual analysis and research.

Editorial Integrity

We commit to creating original, accurate, and accessible editorial resources for our readers and do not tolerate plagiarism in any form. Any acts of plagiarism will be met with disciplinary action.