Mary Brandel

Contributing writer

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

Bad IT: Don’t make these mistakes in your organization

8 ways to jumpstart your career

8 ways to jumpstart your career

We’ve collected advice from experts on the tweaks IT professionals can make to improve their career prospects.

How not to ask for a raise

How not to ask for a raise

You may have heard the inspirational phrase, “If you don’t ask, the answer is always no.” But what if you do ask, and the answer is still no? Particularly when it comes to asking for a raise, that is not the desired outcome,...

4 ways to jumpstart your career for less than $1,000

4 ways to jumpstart your career for less than $1,000

Is there anything better than putting on a jacket you haven’t worn in a while and discovering $20 in the pocket? Well, we’ve pushed that small pleasure up a notch and added a twist: If you suddenly had a spare $1,000, and wanted to...

6 blunders to avoid when dealing with end users

6 blunders to avoid when dealing with end users

How IT pros can avoid blunders when interacting with end users.

Six TED talks that can change your career

Six TED talks that can change your career

Of the hundreds of TED talks available online, many are geared toward helping people view life in a new way, which can reshape how they approach work. We’ve collected a handful of talks that could help you approach your career in a...

15 ways to screw up a job interview

15 ways to screw up a job interview

Just because companies seem to be vying for someone with your skills and capabilities doesn’t mean you can get too casual about the interview.

8 tech buzzwords that you need to know

8 tech buzzwords that you need to know

Impress your friends at this year’s holiday gatherings by dropping a few of these terms.

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

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

As pressure to diversify rachets up, companies are reaching out to lure women into IT. Here’s how to go about it.

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.

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