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.

8 digital transformation mistakes (and how to fix them)

6 most-dreaded IT projects

6 most-dreaded IT projects

Patching old systems, migrating email to the cloud, unsupported compliance mandates, and ERP upgrades are some of the jobs IT pros dread most.

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

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

Are you a control freak? A data fiend? An infrastructure junkie? Your tech addictions may be bringing your company down. Here's how to go cold turkey.

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

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