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Here’s what you’ll find in the December 2016 issue:

Computerworld Digital Edition - December 2016 [cover]

Special Report: Tech Forecast 2017

IT Sharpens Its Focus

Tech leaders are optimistic heading into 2017, but with spending and hiring flat, should IT workers be worried?

5 Tech Trends to Double-Down on Now

IT leaders plan to use these key technologies to deliver business results in 2017. 

5 Disruptive Technologies to Track in 2017

Savvy tech execs are keeping these cutting-edge developments on their radar screens.

10 Hottest Tech Skills for 2017

Gunning for a banner year in IT? Make sure you have these skills in your toolbox.

News Analysis 

Apple’s MacBook Pro price hikes shine a light on the iPad Pro.

The Grill

Burning Man IT director Heather Gallagher gets to build her own IT infrastructure every year in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert.

Security Manager’s Journal

The DDoS attack against DNS provider Dyn finds our manager without a backup plan.

Opinions

Thornton May says 2017 could be a bad year for pessimists, and Paul Glen argues that the hottest IT skill — empathy for overburdened users — will be hot forever.

Shark Tank

Read the latest exploits of hapless bosses and clueless users.

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