Mary Brandel

Contributing writer

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

Women in IT: No longer only a nice-to-have

Whatever happened to Green IT?

Remember when "green computing" was all the rage? Companies competed for green awards, virtualized their data centers, set up e-waste committees, launched double-sided printing initiatives and activated power management features on...

3 reasons why IT execs need to go out to lunch more

In the last couple of years, social, mobile, analytics and cloud technologies have risen to the top of many organizations' agendas. IDC calls the combination of these technologies "the third platform" and predicts they will account...

How GAF builds customer ties and gives IT staff business skills

GAF trains IT staffers in people skills and sends them to the field to collaborate with clients.

Top perks that IT professionals should ask for

You've been slaving away at your job since the economic downturn, taking on more work with no raise in pay and believing a light would one day appear at the end of the tunnel. According to both DICE and Robert Half Technology, that...

5 biggest mistakes of IT hiring managers

As IT hiring ramps up in 2014, many job market experts are predicting a tech talent shortage. And certainly among the hot skill sets a security, Big Data, .NET and Java developers, project managers, business analysts and anyone with...

How to keep your Millennials happy

The much-anticipated wave of Millennials is upon us, with their addiction to social media, their attachment to consumer devices and their merging of work and personal lives.

Why 'Innovation Management' Isn't an Oxymoron

To foster innovation, IT leaders must balance blue-sky thinking and practical goals. However, balancing structure and creativity, often means designing new processes.

5 ways that BYOD is shaking up tech support

Amid the clamor of "bring your own device" (BYOD), a question lurks in the background: "What happens to technical service and support?" Concerns for the tech support function encompass the extremes, from agents being overwhelmed with...

8 hot IT skills for 2014

8 hot IT skills for 2014

The list of IT skills that will be most in demand next year leads off with programming and application development, according to Computerworld's Forecast 2014 survey.

6 tips for finding mobile app talent

To understand what's hot in the IT job market today, just ask yourself a simple question: When is the last time you checked your mobile device or used the mobile Web?

Do's and don'ts of summer resume writing

The summer months can take on different meanings for job seekers. Some people may put their career aspirations on hold as they try to enjoy the longer daylight hours and (hopefully) vacation time. Others might take advantage of the...

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