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 ways to make IT operations more efficient
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7 ways to make IT operations more efficient

Chances are your enterprise's IT operations could use some improvement. Here are tips for getting key services on the fast track to higher performance and cost savings.
May 29, 2019
7 cloud myths debunked
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7 cloud myths debunked

Don't let misconceptions cast a shadow over your organization's ability to get the most out of the cloud. Here are 7 cloud myths that should be relegated to history.
March 27, 2019
7 steps to a well-architected cloud
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7 steps to a well-architected cloud

Efficient cloud architectures don't emerge out of thin air. The best environments are constructed piece-by-piece from the ground up.
March 20, 2019
7 ways to ensure IT gets the credit it deserves
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7 ways to ensure IT gets the credit it deserves

Often ignored, overlooked or even snubbed, IT needs to claim its rightful place in the enterprise spotlight. Here's the steps you can take to raise IT's profile and morale.
February 13, 2019
9 key metrics for IT success
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9 key metrics for IT success

Is your IT organization a business champion or a burden? Here's a look at the essential KPIs for gauging IT's business effectiveness, including digital transformation.
January 23, 2019
7 key IT investments for 2019 (and 3 going cold)
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7 key IT investments for 2019 (and 3 going cold)

Technology investments are both soaring and falling as digital transformation grips enterprises of all types and sizes. Here's a look at 2019's likely tech hot and cold spots.
January 3, 2019
How to establish a thriving IT innovation hub
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How to establish a thriving IT innovation hub

Innovation and disruption are essential for business success. An in-house tech hub will help your enterprise meet both goals. Here's how to get started.
November 19, 2018
7 secrets to predictive analytics success
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7 secrets to predictive analytics success

Forecast the future with accuracy and confidence. Here are the tools and tactics you need to know to translate data into foresight.
September 11, 2018
7 steps to becoming a thought leader
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7 steps to becoming a thought leader

Learn how to help your career, your organization and the IT community by sharing your expert knowledge with others.
August 27, 2018
7 ways to embrace shadow IT and win
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7 ways to embrace shadow IT and win

Shining a light on shadow IT can reveal potentially useful and productive technologies. Here's how to meet employees' hidden needs — reliably and securely.
May 3, 2018
10 ways to improve IT performance (without killing morale)
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10 ways to improve IT performance (without killing morale)

Pushing harder isn't necessarily the pathway to achieving stellar results. From monitoring for burnout to leveraging the latest management techniques, here’s how to keep your IT team humming.
February 21, 2018
5 steps to becoming a global IT leader
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5 steps to becoming a global IT leader

International management success requires skill, respect and patience. Here’s your game plan for making the most of a global management opportunity.
January 2, 2018
10 cloud mistakes that can sink your business
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10 cloud mistakes that can sink your business

The cloud offers a wide range of tangible business benefits, but don't let these common blunders cast a shadow on your company's success.
November 14, 2017
7 simple ways to fail at agile
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7 simple ways to fail at agile

Creating and sustaining a successful agile program requires a strong commitment and careful planning. Yet ruining a functional agile initiative is remarkably easy.
October 25, 2017
When to kill (and when to recover) a failed project
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When to kill (and when to recover) a failed project

Admitting project failure is never easy, but sometimes the kill decision turns out to be the best decision. Here's how to know when to scrap and when to save a failing project.
September 14, 2017