Paul Heltzel

Paul Heltzel is a writer and editor, formerly of Discovery News, National Geographic, NPR, and PC World magazine. He lives on the Rappahannock River in Virginia with his wife Deborah and their three kids.

IT skills gap: Facts vs. fictions

16 time-saving tips for IT leaders

16 time-saving tips for IT leaders

Want to maximize the time your organization spends on transformational initiatives? Here’s how to eliminate time-wasting practices and streamline how work gets done.

Augmented reality examples: 9 ways companies are putting AR to work

Augmented reality examples: 9 ways companies are putting AR to work

AR is no longer a future tech dream; it has become a realistic, game-changing tool for visualizing data in industries from engineering and manufacturing to construction and healthcare.

12 signs your strategic partnership has gone wrong

12 signs your strategic partnership has gone wrong

The most successful IT partnerships are continuously evaluated. Here’s how to tell a strategic IT relationship is on the rocks — and how to get it back on track.

The secret art of poaching top talent

The secret art of poaching top talent

Looking to build a killer tech team? Insiders offer their secrets on how to successfully lure top talent away from current gigs — without crossing the line.

15 ways to advance your IT career

15 ways to advance your IT career

Technology careers may have no set paths, but there are a few time-honored truisms that can help you get an edge. Here, seasoned IT pros lend their hard-earned advice on advancing.

10 signs it's time to jump ship to a new job

10 signs it's time to jump ship to a new job

Change can be challenging but sometimes the best path forward lies elsewhere. Here’s how to tell when to shake things up in pursuit of a new opportunity.

The 14 soft skills every IT pro needs

The 14 soft skills every IT pro needs

The soft skills gap in IT is real. From effective communication to a collaborative mindset, here are the nontechnical skills IT hiring managers are (or should be) looking for to ensure team success.

8 top job search apps

8 top job search apps

Pressed for time but need to find a new job? Take your job search on the go with these mobile apps.

11 bad hiring habits that will burn you

11 bad hiring habits that will burn you

From dragging out the process to missing red flags, missteps in the hiring process can lead to talent shortages, retention issues and mismatches that often derail team cohesion and productivity.

IT’s most wanted: 16 traits of indispensable IT pros

IT’s most wanted: 16 traits of indispensable IT pros

Looking to hire (or be) the best? Here are the intangibles that make top IT performers stand out.

11 signs your career may be off track

11 signs your career may be off track

Feel like you’re not moving up? Here’s how to tell whether you’ve hit a standstill in your current role — and how to steer your career out of the rut.

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