Dan Tynan

Dan Tynan has been writing about technology since Mark Zuckerberg was in nappies. A prolific freelance writer whose work has appeared in more than 70 publications, he is the former editor in chief of Yahoo Tech and a longtime contributing editor for InfoWorld and PCWorld.

IT’s worst addictions (and how to cure them)

8 early warning signs of IT disaster

8 early warning signs of IT disaster

The same systems keep breaking, shadow IT is on the rise, ideas are no longer flowing — sure misfortune awaits those who ignore early indications of impending IT doom.

The 8 biggest IT management mistakes

The 8 biggest IT management mistakes

Sure, nobody’s perfect. But for those in charge of enterprise technology, the fallout from a strategic gaffe, bad hire, or weak spine can be disastrous. Here’s how to avoid (or recover from) big-time IT leadership mistakes.

The secret to being a superhero CIO? A kickass sidekick

The secret to being a superhero CIO? A kickass sidekick

To succeed as a CIO, you need a strong lieutenant. The natural successor, the wise counsel, the ultimate assistant — here’s how to identify and groom just the right No. 2 for you.

6 hard truths IT must learn to accept

6 hard truths IT must learn to accept

The rise of shadow IT, shortcomings in the cloud, security breaches — IT leadership is all about navigating hurdles and deficiencies, and learning to adapt to inevitable setbacks.

The skills and traits of a next-generation CIO

The skills and traits of a next-generation CIO

Shifting technology budgets, old IT habits, and new turf wars have many CIOs stuck in a corner. Here’s what it takes to stand out as a great, forward-thinking CIO.

The working dead: IT jobs bound for extinction

The working dead: IT jobs bound for extinction

Rapid shifts in technologies—and evolving business needs—make career reinvention a matter of survival in the IT industry.

5 strategies to reboot your IT career

5 strategies to reboot your IT career

Here’s how to step out of the server closet and into a more robust (and possibly more rewarding) tech career

No robots required: AI will eliminate these jobs first

No robots required: AI will eliminate these jobs first

AI is poised to shake up IT work, eliminating jobs and creating opportunities alike

Software audits: How high tech plays hardball

Software audits: How high tech plays hardball

'Truing up' licenses amounts to billions of dollars in revenue for the major software makers. Here's where the money goes -- and how it's extracted

The Care and Feeding of a Rockstar Developer

Whether you're a hiring company, an educator, or a developer, find out what you're up against in the war for programming talent

6 Dirty Secrets of the IT Industry

IT pros blow the whistle on the less-than-white lies and dark sides of the tech business.

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