Mary K. Pratt

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Mary K. Pratt is a freelance writer based in Massachusetts.

2017 Premier 100 Tech Leader: Ryan Loy

2017 Premier 100 Tech Leader: Ryan Loy

Profile of 2017 Premier 100 Technology Leader Ryan Loy, vice president, IT at Adtran.

10 hottest tech skills for 2017

10 hottest tech skills for 2017

Are your assets bankable in 2017? Hiring managers say they'll seek out these skills most in the New Year.

Burning Man's tech director brings full-scale IT to Black Rock City

Burning Man's tech director brings full-scale IT to Black Rock City

Heather Gallagher, director of technology for the annual 70,000-participant Burning Man event in the Nevada desert, leads a team that builds, runs and dismantles the IT infrastructure needed for the temporary metropolis known as Black...

Master Class: Digital Edge 25 honorees pioneer the digital-centric enterprise

Master Class: Digital Edge 25 honorees pioneer the digital-centric enterprise

IDG's Digital Edge 25 awards recognize digital transformation initiatives with significant, measurable business impact.

Healthcare, retail industries give blockchain a try

Healthcare, retail industries give blockchain a try

Moving beyond its roots with bitcoin, blockchain gets a tryout in industries where it may have the potential to evolve or disrupt standard practices.

IT moves to open workspaces, but not everyone is happy

IT moves to open workspaces, but not everyone is happy

In an effort to boost collaboration and attract millennials, even old-school organizations are tearing down their cubicle walls. But is shared space the best environment for serious IT work?

Tapping into IT’s in-house entrepreneurs

Tapping into IT’s in-house entrepreneurs

Visionary CIOs say the fastest way to meet the demands of digital transformation is to empower IT employees. Here’s what it takes to build an entrepreneurial team.

Legacy to the rescue: Well-tuned foundational systems make cutting-edge projects possible

Legacy to the rescue: Well-tuned foundational systems make cutting-edge projects possible

The savings gained from efficient management of legacy systems can be used to fund projects that explore innovative new technologies.

Beach reads for techies 2016

Beach reads for techies 2016

IT pros share their reading plans for the summer and recommend their all-time favorite books for technologists.

The No. 1 large place to work in IT: Quicken Loans

The No. 1 large place to work in IT: Quicken Loans

Innovation and collaboration are priorities at Quicken Loans, allowing ambitious IT employees to sharpen their skills amid a strong sense of community and shared purpose.

Welcome newbies! Meet the 21 organizations new to the Best Places ranks

Welcome newbies! Meet the 21 organizations new to the Best Places ranks

Three cheers for the 21 organizations joining Computerworld's list of the Best Places to Work in IT for the first time.

Videocast: How top companies keep techies happy

Videocast: How top companies keep techies happy

Computerworld editors discuss trends in IT employee compensation, training and benefits at the organizations on this year's Best Places to Work in IT list.

7 ways to get the most from your vendors

7 ways to get the most from your vendors

Strategies have changed dramatically in the past few years, with new approaches like consolidating your vendor lineup and choosing smaller vendor partners.

As CIO, this former CFO's mission is to empower business partners

As CIO, this former CFO's mission is to empower business partners

A business-focused technology leader, Herve Coureil spent most of his career at Schneider Electric outside of IT, even serving as a CFO for a while, before he became CIO and helped build a global IT operation.

IT Salary Survey 2016: 10 tech specialties with rising salaries

IT Salary Survey 2016: 10 tech specialties with rising salaries

As demand for skilled IT pros continues to grow, employers are paying top dollar to attract and retain talent -- particularly in these 10 fields.

Efficiency hacks for IT: 6 tips for getting things done

Efficiency hacks for IT: 6 tips for getting things done

Modern tech leaders wear many hats -- too many, sometimes. Here are six expert tips from seasoned IT pros on how to re-architect your day for maximum impact with minimal stress.

2016 Premier 100 Tech Leader: Carol Borowski

2016 Premier 100 Tech Leader: Carol Borowski

Profile of 2016 Premier 100 Technology Leader Carol Borowski, senior vice president of strategic sourcing and testing at Citizens Bank.

2016 Premier 100 Tech Leader: Chris Hjelm

2016 Premier 100 Tech Leader: Chris Hjelm

Profile of 2016 Premier 100 Technology Leader Chris Hjelm, executive vice president and CIO at The Kroger Co.

2016 Premier 100 Tech Leader: Chris Contakes

2016 Premier 100 Tech Leader: Chris Contakes

Profile of 2016 Premier 100 Technology Leader Chris Contakes, vice president of IT and CIO of The Pew Charitable Trusts.

2016 Premier 100 Tech Leader: Adam L. Stanley

2016 Premier 100 Tech Leader: Adam L. Stanley

Profile of 2016 Premier 100 Technology Leader Adam L. Stanley, global CIO at Cushman & Wakefield

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