John Edwards

John Edwards

Contributing writer

John Edwards is a veteran business technology journalist. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and numerous business and technology publications.

Articles by John Edwards

7 tell-tale signs of fake DevOps
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7 tell-tale signs of fake DevOps

Are your development teams really embracing DevOps or simply going through the motions? Learn how to detect the warning signs of ‘DevOps Kabuki.’
January 16, 2023
8 top priorities for CIOs in 2023
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8 top priorities for CIOs in 2023

Begin the new year by tackling the most challenging issues head-on. Here’s a rundown of top-level priorities IT leaders must address in 2023.
January 11, 2023
7 ways to cope with a C-level rival
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7 ways to cope with a C-level rival

Collaboration in the C-suite can be derailed by grudges, vendettas, and toxic antagonism. Here’s how to deal with a challenging leadership colleague who undercuts your every move.
December 6, 2022
7 lies IT leaders should never tell
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7 lies IT leaders should never tell

In leadership, lying is never a good thing, especially if you get caught. Here’s a rundown of whoppers CIOs often tell — and even believe — that could lead to a career disaster.
November 29, 2022
7 enterprise data strategy trends
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7 enterprise data strategy trends

A strong, up-to-date data strategy is fundamental to your enterprise’s long-term success. In light of ongoing changes, it will probably need some serious updating.
November 22, 2022
8 secrets of successful IT freelancers
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8 secrets of successful IT freelancers

IT freelancing can be an enticing and rewarding part- or full-time occupation, but only the skilled and persistent survive let alone thrive.
November 8, 2022
7 signs it’s time for a new CIO job
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7 signs it’s time for a new CIO job

All good things must come to an end. For some CIOs, the decision to terminate an employment relationship should occur sooner rather than later.
October 4, 2022
7 KPIs for customer-centric IT
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7 KPIs for customer-centric IT

Becoming truly customer-centric requires access to deep insights and rapid action. KPIs are the tools that help IT discover what external and internal customers really want.
September 20, 2022
7 tell-tale signs of fake agile
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7 tell-tale signs of fake agile

Embracing agile principles doesn’t automatically lead to better project management and software development. Here’s what separates true agile practitioners from imposters.
September 13, 2022
7 ways to create a more IT-savvy C-suite
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7 ways to create a more IT-savvy C-suite

Establishing a more tech-savvy organization starts at the top. But IT leaders who want greater tech fluency among the leadership ranks should put business first.
September 6, 2022
8 traits of highly efficient CIOs
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8 traits of highly efficient CIOs

Efficiency leads to improved productivity, flexibility, and quality of work. Making the best use of your time as an IT leader also builds a direct pathway to career success.
August 23, 2022
7 traits of inspirational IT leaders
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7 traits of inspirational IT leaders

All CIOs are leaders, yet only a select few are truly inspirational leaders. Here’s how you can become one of them.
July 26, 2022
Misled by metrics: 7 KPI mistakes IT leaders make
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Misled by metrics: 7 KPI mistakes IT leaders make

Virtually every CIO uses metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) to gauge the performance of their IT teams and strategies, but not always correctly. Here’s a look at what you’re doing wrong.
June 27, 2022
7 ways to elevate your CIO role
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7 ways to elevate your CIO role

CIOs have long been viewed by many colleagues as second-string executives. Now is the time for IT leaders to expand their role, and to assert their unique vision and value.
April 11, 2022
7 traits of indispensable IT leaders
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7 traits of indispensable IT leaders

Irreplaceable IT leaders share several common characteristics. Acquiring these traits can put you on the fast track to long-term career success.
March 23, 2022
7 ways to win over a new IT team
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7 ways to win over a new IT team

You’re ready to meet your new staff. But are they ready for you? From assessment to execution, here’s how to set yourself up for long-term success from the get-go.
March 1, 2022