Peter Wayner

Contributing Editor

Peter Wayner is contributing editor at InfoWorld and the author of more than 16 books on diverse topics, including open source software ("Free for All"), autonomous cars ("Future Ride"), privacy-enhanced computation ("Translucent Databases"), digital transactions ("Digital Cash"), and steganography ("Disappearing Cryptography"). His work regularly appears in InfoWorld, and he consults on software projects big and small. The second edition of his book on robot cars, "Future Ride," is out now. Disclosure: He also writes for Hewlett-Packard's TechBeacon marketing website.

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20 reasons why software projects fail

20 reasons why software projects fail

From outsized expectations to fundamental feature changes, software development projects get derailed — or declared failures — thanks to a variety of project management and technical factors.

11 ways to accelerate your software project

11 ways to accelerate your software project

Strategic decisions can help accelerate software projects to capitalize on business opportunities — but IT leaders must be mindful of the traps and tradeoffs.

14 technology winners and losers, post-COVID-19

14 technology winners and losers, post-COVID-19

The coronavirus crisis has shaken up business as usual, with some IT strategies and tools rising to the occasion and others in line for a rethink or tough recovery post-pandemic.

11 ways to cut hidden fat from your IT budget

11 ways to cut hidden fat from your IT budget

As the economy takes a turn and IT budget forecasts slip downward, it’s time to tighten up your technical stack — before the CFO comes calling.

9 tools that make data science easier

9 tools that make data science easier

New tools bundle data cleanup, drag-and-drop programming, and the cloud to help anyone comfortable with a spreadsheet to leverage the power of data science.

11 reasons users still hate your software

11 reasons users still hate your software

Major consumer software, apps and websites give your business users outsize expectations of what your small dev team can do. Here’s how to tackle their (often valid) complaints.

10 hidden cloud gotchas to watch out for

10 hidden cloud gotchas to watch out for

The upsides of the cloud are well known. But IT leaders seeking to capitalize on cloud services should beware these cloud-specific issues that can impact your strategy — and the bottom line.

5 hot infrastructure and operations trends — and 4 going cold

5 hot infrastructure and operations trends — and 4 going cold

When it comes to infrastructure and production systems, stability is king. And yet change persists, as organizations seek greater security and faster speeds — without sacrificing reliability.

7 'crackpot' technologies that might transform IT

7 'crackpot' technologies that might transform IT

Next-horizon technologies have piqued some IT leaders’ interest in terms of the business value they may ultimately drive. Others remain skeptical of the high-risk payoff.

9 dark secrets of DevOps

9 dark secrets of DevOps

Organizations are increasingly turning to DevOps in support of digital transformations. Here is a clear-eyed view of what you are getting into when you do.

Top 6 agile tools for project management

Top 6 agile tools for project management

Keep your projects humming with these tools geared for teams committed to agile practices and workflows.

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