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.

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.

7 Simple Rules for Hiring Great Developers

The war for developer talent is hotter than ever. Whether you're trying to build mobile apps, redesign the user experience on your public website, or keep business-critical applications on the cutting edge, everyone needs code.

Fatal Distraction: 7 IT Mistakes That Will Get You Fired

It's hard to get a good job in IT these days, but it's all too easy to lose one.

6 Dirty Secrets of the IT Industry

IT pros usually know where the bodies are buried. Sometimes that's because they're the ones holding the shovel.

7 IT Mistakes That Will Get You Fired

It's hard to get a good job in IT these days, but it's all too easy to lose one.

IT's 8 Biggest Frenemies

You probably have a good idea about who your enemies are. But what about your frenemies?

Beware Spammers Thriving in Facebook Groups

Facebook Groups are a haven for spammers, and the world's largest social network is doing almost nothing to stop them.

Our Internet Privacy is at Risk -- But Not Dead (Yet)

Legislation, stealth technologies, and emerging data privacy markets are proving that the battle for our Net privacy has only just begun.

IT's 8 Biggest Frenemies

You probably have a good idea about who your enemies are. But what about your frenemies?

Our Internet Privacy is at Risk -- But Not Dead (Yet)

Legislation, stealth technologies, and emerging data privacy markets are proving that the battle for our Internet privacy has only just begun.

7 Paths to Spotting and Spurring Hidden IT Talent

Your next great IT hire already works for your organization. Here's how to discover hidden IT gems.

Yahoo! Home Pages Through the Ages

Yahoo! Home Pages Through the Ages

Looking back at how Yahoo's home page has changed over the years tells you a lot about the company - and the world around it.

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