John Edwards

John Edwards is a veteran business technology journalist. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and numerous business and technology publications, including CIO, Computerworld, Network World, CFO Magazine, IBM Data Management Magazine, RFID Journal, and Electronic Design. He has also written columns for The Economist's Business Intelligence Unit and PricewaterhouseCoopers' Communications Direct. John has authored several books on business technology topics. His work began appearing online as early as 1983. Throughout the 1980s and 90s, he wrote daily news and feature articles for both the CompuServe and Prodigy online services. His "Behind the Screens" commentaries made him the world's first known professional blogger.

7 ways COVID-19 has changed IT forever

Security job candidate background checks: What you can and can't do

Security job candidate background checks: What you can and can't do

Enterprise cybersecurity begins with a trustworthy staff. Here's how to ensure that current and prospective team members aren't hiding any skeletons.

7 traits that separate IT leaders from IT managers

7 traits that separate IT leaders from IT managers

Is your career still rooted in the past? Here's how you can break free and reach new levels of leadership and performance.

7 tips for modernizing data management

7 tips for modernizing data management

Data is an enterprise's lifeblood. Don't let poor management drain away your organization's most precious resource.

7 signs it's time to kill an IT investment

7 signs it's time to kill an IT investment

Saying good-bye is hard to do. Worse, however, is pouring precious resources into a project that's doomed to failure.

7 reasons your AI strategy isn't working

7 reasons your AI strategy isn't working

Where did it all go wrong? Instead of achieving success, many new AI adopters are tripping into common pitfalls that derail the technology's benefits. Here's how to get back on track.

7 tips for leading multiple IT projects at once

7 tips for leading multiple IT projects at once

IT leaders will have their hands full when COVID-delayed projects return to the front burner. Here's how to maintain oversight and guidance without losing sleep or sanity.

7 attributes every IT leader must have

7 attributes every IT leader must have

Leadership has little to do with one's title or seniority; it's an attribute that's earned over time through study, practice and commitment. Are you prepared to become a true leader?

7 steps for making IT layoffs as painless as possible

7 steps for making IT layoffs as painless as possible

It's the downside of any IT leader's job: telling skilled, productive staff members their services are no longer required. Here's how to make an unpleasant task somewhat less disagreeable.

Remote IT’s future: Key lessons learned from this WFH era

Remote IT’s future: Key lessons learned from this WFH era

COVID-19 made IT staff working from home a necessity. Should the practice now be viewed as a fresh path to improved productivity?

7 ways to effectively ensure IT-business alignment

7 ways to effectively ensure IT-business alignment

Successful technology and business synchronization will never happen automatically. Here's how to get IT strategies and enterprise goals to mesh like clockwork.

7 ways to gain control over cloud spend

7 ways to gain control over cloud spend

Does it seem like a sizable portion of your organization's cloud budget is disappearing into thin air? Here's how to bring some of that money back home.

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