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 key IT investments for 2019 (and 3 going cold)

7 key IT investments for 2019 (and 3 going cold)

Technology investments are both soaring and falling as digital transformation grips enterprises of all types and sizes. Here's a look at 2019's likely tech hot and cold spots.

7 things to know about AI in the data center

7 things to know about AI in the data center

AI and machine learning are gradually taking over routine and advanced tasks. Will managers and staff be locked out?

How to establish a thriving IT innovation hub

How to establish a thriving IT innovation hub

Innovation and disruption are essential for business success. An in-house tech hub will help your enterprise meet both goals. Here's how to get started.

7 signs you're suffering from burnout — and what to do about it

7 signs you're suffering from burnout — and what to do about it

When you absolutely, positively no longer give a damn about your work, it's time to stop and recharge. Your soul, colleagues and family will thank you.

8 IT cost cutting mistakes you need to avoid

8 IT cost cutting mistakes you need to avoid

Eliminate the fat without trimming away the muscle. Sidestep these common blunders to lower costs safely and intelligently.

7 secrets to predictive analytics success

7 secrets to predictive analytics success

Forecast the future with accuracy and confidence. Here are the tools and tactics you need to know to translate data into foresight.

7 steps to becoming a thought leader

7 steps to becoming a thought leader

Learn how to help your career, your organization and the IT community by sharing your expert knowledge with others.

5 qualities to look for in an IT career coach

5 qualities to look for in an IT career coach

Is your IT career stuck in neutral? An insightful coach can help you shift your professional life back into top gear.

7 tips for overcoming predictive analytics challenges

7 tips for overcoming predictive analytics challenges

Predictive analytics is a powerful tool, but one thing it can't foresee are the issues users encounter while deploying and using the technology. Here's some help.

How to get started with predictive analytics

How to get started with predictive analytics

Cast aside your doubts and gain the ability to view and act upon future business needs and opportunities.

7 ways to embrace shadow IT and win

7 ways to embrace shadow IT and win

Shining a light on shadow IT can reveal potentially useful and productive technologies. Here's how to meet employees' hidden needs — reliably and securely.

7 ways to bounce back from a career setback

7 ways to bounce back from a career setback

When the roof falls in on your current situation, it's time to roll up your sleeves and dig your way out to brighter prospects.

7 ways an MBA will advance your IT career — and 5 ways it won't

7 ways an MBA will advance your IT career — and 5 ways it won't

Is an MBA the key to IT career success or simply a costly waste of time? Here's what you need to know.

10 ways to improve IT performance (without killing morale)

10 ways to improve IT performance (without killing morale)

Pushing harder isn't necessarily the pathway to achieving stellar results. From monitoring for burnout to leveraging the latest management techniques, here’s how to keep your IT team humming.

5 steps to becoming a global IT leader

5 steps to becoming a global IT leader

International management success requires skill, respect and patience. Here’s your game plan for making the most of a global management opportunity.

20 ways to rekindle your passion for IT

20 ways to rekindle your passion for IT

When the flame driving your career flickers out, it's time to tap into a new energy source.

10 cloud mistakes that can sink your business

10 cloud mistakes that can sink your business

The cloud offers a wide range of tangible business benefits, but don't let these common blunders cast a shadow on your company's success.

7 simple ways to fail at agile

7 simple ways to fail at agile

Creating and sustaining a successful agile program requires a strong commitment and careful planning. Yet ruining a functional agile initiative is remarkably easy.

Demystifying the dark science of data analytics

Demystifying the dark science of data analytics

Knowledge and planning transforms data analytics from a "dark science" into a mainstream business tool.

When to kill (and when to recover) a failed project

When to kill (and when to recover) a failed project

Admitting project failure is never easy, but sometimes the kill decision turns out to be the best decision. Here's how to know when to scrap and when to save a failing project.

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