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 attributes to look for in a deputy IT leader

7 low-cost, high-impact IT initiatives you can launch today

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Launching an impactful project doesn't have to break your budget. Here are seven performance-boosting initiatives to push your organization forward — even in lean times.

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7 innovative ways to find scarce IT talent

Few are available, yet many are needed. A shortage of qualified specialists is forcing IT leaders to try alternative ways of finding skilled experts in a variety of fields.

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7 sure-fire ways to sour the business on analytics

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7 ways to root out IT staff incompetence

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7 ways to optimize IT team productivity during difficult times

7 ways to optimize IT team productivity during difficult times

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7 secrets of successful remote IT teams

7 secrets of successful remote IT teams

Don't let geography diminish your IT team's productivity. These simple tips will help you get everybody working collaboratively and effectively wherever they are.

7 tips for coping with a limited IT budget

7 tips for coping with a limited IT budget

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7 tips for vetting the business value of emerging tech

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7 cloud cost management tips

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7 traits of successful enterprise architects

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8 tips for reducing technical debt (without killing operations)

Cutting corners is all well and good until a development project hurtles into a reliability and financial black hole. Here’s how to avoid the perils of technical debt.

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