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.

How to combine project management and collaboration

How to combine project management and collaboration

A look at several products that offer both chat and project management in one interface so that conversations can be turned into workflow, milestones, calendar entries and other actionable items.

10 IT-business collaboration mistakes to avoid

10 IT-business collaboration mistakes to avoid

Ignoring conflict, missing out on post-mortems, failing to prioritize trust — here’s what is holding you back when co-creating and collaborating with business colleagues. 

8 technologies that will disrupt business in 2020

8 technologies that will disrupt business in 2020

From artificial intelligence to augmented reality, these eight disruptive technologies and trends will begin driving how business gets done at forward-thinking organizations in the years to come.

What IT work will look like in 2030

What IT work will look like in 2030

Automation and AI are poised to shake up IT. Early indications suggest a greater emphasis on cross-functional teams, deeper partnerships between AI and IT staff, and deep cuts to middle management.

What an IT career will look like in 5 years

What an IT career will look like in 5 years

Emerging technologies and shifting workplace demands are reshaping the IT career horizon. Here are the changes experts see unfolding for IT roles and how IT work gets done.

10 bad IT hires to avoid

10 bad IT hires to avoid

A bad IT hire can have a crippling ripple effect on team productivity. Here, IT leaders share their IT hiring horror stories — and tips on how they could have been avoided.

9 career lies IT pros tell themselves

9 career lies IT pros tell themselves

Don’t get fooled into thinking your tech career is flourishing, just because you fall prey to your own rationalizations.

The 9 hottest jobs in IT

The 9 hottest jobs in IT

From multi-cloud integrator to cryptocurrency engineer, these emerging and resurging IT roles may be your best path forward in the years to come.

12 ways to ruin a new hire

12 ways to ruin a new hire

In a tight tech talent market, a poorly planned or executed onboarding process can quickly inspire a new hire to jump ship to another offer.

12 ways IT can create business value in 2019

12 ways IT can create business value in 2019

From optimizing operations to adopting new platforms aimed at innovation, IT leaders driving businesses forward with each tough choice they make.

12 ways to motivate IT staff

12 ways to motivate IT staff

Delivering top-notch products and services takes an energized, committed, and creative team. Here’s how to inspire your staff to give you their best effort — now and for the long run.

The 11 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

The 11 biggest issues IT faces today

The 11 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.

6 hot IT leadership trends — and 6 going cold

6 hot IT leadership trends — and 6 going cold

As the CIO role becomes increasingly strategic, risk aversion and a results-oriented mindset take a backseat to increasingly influence and driving organizational change.

IT manager’s survival guide: 11 ways to thrive in the years ahead

IT manager’s survival guide: 11 ways to thrive in the years ahead

The rise of AI, the cloud, and shadow IT may make IT managers less essential than you think. Here’s how to adjust and remain invaluable to the business.

7 hot IT training trends — and 7 going cold

7 hot IT training trends — and 7 going cold

Effective training programs have become strategic imperatives in this era of tight talent markets and constant technical change. Here’s how to keep your workforce sharp.

10 signs top talent may soon leave

10 signs top talent may soon leave

In a tight tech talent market, employee retention is key. These tell-tale signs that highly valued team members may be considering moving on will help you get in front of turnover before it’s too late.

13 tips for grooming IT leaders

13 tips for grooming IT leaders

The ability to identify and train IT managers is a key factor in establishing productive IT teams. Here’s what to look for and how to hone leadership talent when promoting from within.

11 red flags to watch for when hiring

11 red flags to watch for when hiring

In the battle for top tech talent, the wrong hire can be devastating. So do your tech team the favor of watching out for these warning signs before offering the job.

IT skills gap: Facts vs. fictions

IT skills gap: Facts vs. fictions

With demand for top talent outpacing supply, organizations are scrambling for any edge. But any successful hiring strategy begins with a clear understanding of talent gap truths and FUD.

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