Beth Stackpole

Contributing Writer

Beth Stackpole, a frequent Computerworld contributor, has reported on business and technology for more than 20 years. Disclosure: She also writes for Hewlett-Packard's marketing website TechBeacon.

The IT-business gap remains

IT turns to employee resource groups to attract, retain tech talent

IT turns to employee resource groups to attract, retain tech talent

Employee resource groups can bolster productivity and community among tech teams -- but only if they’re done right. Autodesk, Booz Allen Hamilton, Humana and others share advice.

Tech Forecast 2017: 5 key technologies to double down on now

Tech Forecast 2017: 5 key technologies 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

5 disruptive technologies to track in 2017

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

Video pays off in the enterprise

Video pays off in the enterprise

As costs come down and the technology improves, video is finally spurring easy and effective collaboration. (Plus -- 5 tips for building video culture in your organization.)

Why (and when) outsourcing security makes sense

Why (and when) outsourcing security makes sense

Offloading security strategy and day-to-day operations to a managed security service provider can free up IT resources. But be prepared: It’s not an entirely hands-off proposition.

How flexible should your infosec model be?

How flexible should your infosec model be?

Organizations need to stay on top of a fast-shifting threat landscape by updating their security policies -- without badgering users into a state of noncompliance.

The secret to boosting women in IT? Men

The secret to boosting women in IT? Men

Male allies can open doors, broaden networks and advocate for female tech pros. Guys, ready to step up?

The No. 1 midsize place to work in IT: Credit Acceptance

The No. 1 midsize place to work in IT: Credit Acceptance

A collaborative, high-performance culture that values employees' opinions keeps technologists engaged as they move up the ranks.

Making IoT magic with analytics

Making IoT magic with analytics

Connecting devices is just the first act in an Internet of Things production. The magic happens when analytics transform data into business intelligence.

IT Salary Survey 2016: Do certifications really help?

IT Salary Survey 2016: Do certifications really help?

Earning an IT certification won’t automatically land you a job or a pay raise, but it can be valuable in the right circumstances.

5 ways to attract and retain female technologists

5 ways to attract and retain female technologists

Companies are finally stepping up to increase gender diversity in their tech workforce -- not for PR reasons, but because it’s smart business. LinkedIn, Cisco, AmEx and GoDaddy share advice on how they’re making headway.

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