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.

12 dark secrets of AI

12 dark secrets of AI

With the drumbeat for AI across all industries only getting louder, IT leaders must come to grips with the dark secrets of working with artificial intelligence to glean business insights.

Top 6 process mining tools for streamlining workflows

Top 6 process mining tools for streamlining workflows

Companies seeking to the lay the foundation for business process automation can find valuable insights into process flows, thanks to new AI-based tools that track data as it moves through enterprise systems.

Pros and cons of low-code platforms

Pros and cons of low-code platforms

The sales pitch is enticing: Apps with a few clicks. But what are you really setting your organization up for when you buy into low-code development?

Top 15 predictive analytics tools

Top 15 predictive analytics tools

Predictive analytics tools comb through your data to divine visions of your business future. Here’s an overview of the wide array of options available today.

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.

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.

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.

12 donkere geheimen van technical debt

Software-ontwikkeling is nooit klaar.

12 dark secrets of technical debt

12 dark secrets of technical debt

Software development is never done. Whatever feature requests that fall by the wayside or later crop up become an amorphous, hard-to-define debt with payback rules all its own.

6 tools that make machine learning easier

6 tools that make machine learning easier

Vendors are taking the mystique out of machine learning by offering layers for automating data prep and algorithm choices, opening up AI to motivated, data-smart business users.

10 reasons software projects are slower than we expect

10 reasons software projects are slower than we expect

Despite efforts to re-engineer software development with new methodologies and tools, projects still warp time lines thanks to bureaucracy, new demands, and the nature of code.

12 dark secrets of cloud security

12 dark secrets of cloud security

The cloud is essentially a dark pool of computational power and that mystery can lull us into complacency. Here’s what you don’t know about keeping your data secure in the cloud.

Top 6 chatbot building platforms

Top 6 chatbot building platforms

Chatbots are fast becoming a business cornerstone for customer service efforts. Here are the key tools you can use to leverage AI to better serve your customers.

9 dark secrets of low-code software development

9 dark secrets of low-code software development

Low-code tools offer the promise of building apps in a snap, but when you look more closely at the platforms, outcomes, and processes, the reality of low code isn’t quite so simple.

12 dark secrets of encryption

12 dark secrets of encryption

With data security a key concern across all systems, encryption is increasingly becoming the go-to solution. But encryption may be less of a sure thing than you think.

Load More