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.

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.

12 technologies that will disrupt business in 2018

12 technologies that will disrupt business in 2018

From artificial intelligence to augmented reality, these dozen disruptive technologies and trends will begin driving how business gets done at forward-thinking organizations this year.

The 11 most difficult IT hires today

The 11 most difficult IT hires today

The IT talent gap is driving up demand for skilled IT pros, but for certain roles and skillsets, finding — and signing — the right candidate can feel a bit like trying to capture a unicorn.

The 12 biggest issues IT faces today

The 12 biggest issues IT faces today

From securing IoT to retraining IT talent to finding new revenue streams, CIOs have more than their share of concerns keeping them up at night.

20 ways to kill your IT career (without knowing it)

20 ways to kill your IT career (without knowing it)

In the fast-paced world of technology, complacency can be a career killer. So too can any number of hidden hazards that quietly put your career on shaky ground — from not knowing your true worth to thinking you’ve finally made it.

7 hot IT career trends — and 7 going cold

7 hot IT career trends — and 7 going cold

The growing IT skills gap and demand for data pros and hybrid roles are disrupting the traditional IT career path. The following heat map of career trends with help you cash in and avoid dead ends.

8 hot IT hiring trends — and 8 going cold

8 hot IT hiring trends — and 8 going cold

Recruiting and retaining tech talent remains IT’s biggest challenge today. Here’s how companies are coping — and what’s cooling off when it comes to IT staffing.

7 hot new IT jobs — and why they just might stick

7 hot new IT jobs — and why they just might stick

From CIoTO to automation architect, new IT roles are rising to fill emerging needs. Some may fizzle, but others may have a long future thanks to underlying IT trends.

9 forces shaping the future of IT

9 forces shaping the future of IT

New technologies and approaches will free IT leaders to cut costs, save time and let machine intelligence do the heavy lifting.

The 7 hottest jobs in IT

The 7 hottest jobs in IT

These emerging and resurging IT roles may be your best path forward in the years to come

11 technologies developers should explore now

11 technologies developers should explore now

From machine learning to digital twins, opportunities abound in emerging (and converging) tech trends

6 terrible tech managers—and how to succeed despite them

6 terrible tech managers—and how to succeed despite them

From the Know It All to the Overwhelmer, succeeding beneath a bad manager takes strategy and finesse

Stop now: Don't become a dead-end developer

Stop now: Don't become a dead-end developer

Sensing a possible stall in your coding career? Here’s how to break free and tap your true potential

16 ways to build a better dev team

16 ways to build a better dev team

The secret to building and maintaining a great development team requires transparency, flexibility, and yes, good vibes

7 deadly career mistakes developers make

7 deadly career mistakes developers make

Failure may lead to success, but unthinking complacency is a certain dev career killer

The road to success: Tech leaders tell all

The road to success: Tech leaders tell all

To get to the top of the org chart, you'll need more than basic dev skills. Today's head honchos offer their wisdom on getting ahead

The 13 developer skills you need to master now

The 13 developer skills you need to master now

From JavaScript to big data to devops, we break down your best bets for bolstering your career this year

How to thrive in the coming tech gig economy

How to thrive in the coming tech gig economy

The rise of contract and contingent work is shaking up the traditional IT career path. Here’s how to navigate for success

Clouds ahead: What an IT career will look like five years out

Clouds ahead: What an IT career will look like five years out

IT infrastructure is increasingly giving way to the cloud. Here's how to remain relevant in the years ahead

The programmer's guide to breaking into management

The programmer's guide to breaking into management

The transition from command line to line-of-command requires a new mind-set -- and a thick skin

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