Mary Brandel

Contributing writer

Mary Brandel is a contributing writer for Computerworld, covering a variety of IT technology and management issues.

8 hot IT skills for 2014

How enterprise IT gets creative

Creativity is as hard to define as it is to capture, but it's the driving force in top-tier organizations. Here's how five big enterprises are seizing opportunities for innovation and gaining competitive advantage in the process.

Computerworld's 2013 IT Salary Survey: Highlights

Computerworld's 2013 IT Salary Survey: Highlights

Computerworld's survey of more than 4,000 tech professionals shows optimism is running high -- but not everyone is riding the wave. Here's a rundown of how workers are feeling.

IT gets its groove back

IT gets its groove back

The 2013 Computerworld Salary Survey finds tech professionals feeling pretty good about their compensation and career prospects, though workloads remain high.

Forecast 2013: Building a better IT budget

As IT budgets bounce back, the fiscal picture is looking rosier in many IT shops. But lessons learned from the recession are not easily forgotten, and smart IT executives are carefully constructing their budgets for 2013 with...

Applying technology to boost customer loyalty

Guesswork no longer cuts it for companies trying to secure customer loyalty. Read how three businesses use analytics software to understand, respond to and even predict buyer behavior.

Forecast for systems administrators: Cloudy

Cloud computing and virtualization are redefining the role of the systems administrator. Here's how smart sysadmins are staying ahead out of the wave.

As IT picks up the pace, can tech workers keep up?

As IT picks up the pace, can tech workers keep up?

A long-awaited resurgence in the IT industry holds both promise and peril for the tech workforce.

How to fight check fraud

Thanks to increasingly sophisticated technology and ongoing economic uncertainty, all types of fraud are flourishing today, including check fraud. The prevalence of mobile and wireless technologies and the increasing ease of access to...

IT workers' top 4 dream employers

Computerworld asked 431 IT workers where they dream of working someday. Here's a look at the work environments of the four companies that came out on top.

Q&A

Lessons in security leadership: Jamil Farshchi

The 2011 CSO Compass Award winners discuss prioritizing investments, learning lessons the hard way, and much more

Q&A

Lessons in security leadership: Jennifer Bayuk

The 2011 CSO Compass Award winners discuss prioritizing investments, learning lessons the hard way, and much more

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