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 toxic team behaviors IT leaders must root out

6 IT management traps to avoid

6 IT management traps to avoid

When the work gets stressful, it’s easy to fall prey to quick management fixes that can harden into habits that do more harm than good.

7 ways to win the IT talent war

7 ways to win the IT talent war

In the battle for IT talent, victory goes to the bold and ingenious. Here’s how to ensure your organization outmaneuvers the competition’s hiring efforts.

7 IT cost-cutting mistakes you must avoid

7 IT cost-cutting mistakes you must avoid

Are you cutting costs or cutting corners? Your job may depend on knowing the difference.

Real-time analytics: 7 tips for success

Real-time analytics: 7 tips for success

Fast and accurate insights are crucial in today’s data-driven world, making real-time analytics essential for many enterprises. Here’s how to get it right.

7 IT governance myths

7 IT governance myths

Are flawed beliefs damaging your IT organization’s governance framework? Here’s a rundown of common fallacies that should be immediately rooted out.

8 ways to get the most from your managed service provider

8 ways to get the most from your managed service provider

A growing number of IT leaders are turning to MSPs to help address challenges posed by rapidly evolving IT services. Here’s how to ensure your MSP provides maximum value and minimal distress.

7 business skills every IT leader needs to succeed

7 business skills every IT leader needs to succeed

Today’s CIO needs more than technology mastery. Long-term career success also demands a commitment to developing a set of core business skills.

7 management books every CIO must read

7 management books every CIO must read

Keeping pace with evolving management concepts and practices is as important as monitoring the latest IT trends. These seven books will ensure that your business management skills keep pace with your IT knowledge.

7 ways COVID-19 has changed IT forever

7 ways COVID-19 has changed IT forever

Things will never be the same. Here’s a look at what IT will look like as the COVID-19 threat recedes.

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.

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