At many organizations, there's no longer a linear career path to a senior IT position. The trick is to not shy away from new experiences. Embrace change. Immerse yourself and get up to speed. Look at change as an opportunity to grow.
Tucked in amongst Apple's several hardware debuts last month was word that the company will stop charging for OS X and iWork. Why is Apple willing to forgo this small revenue stream? How might it affect IT buyers? The move is interesting on several fronts.
Whoever becomes Microsoft's new CEO needs to create a culture that encourages employees to voice ideas.
It has stumbled under Tim Cook, and 2013 has been mighty thin in terms of product launches. Can it still do amazing things?
A lot more innovation is desperately needed for mobile hardware design and platforms. Are Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft up to the task?
They use many tactics and strategies, but some of the most important involve analytics, business process, shrewd investment and management.
The world has endured the release of a whole lot of mediocre, or even useless, mobile apps. It's time to consider some best practices for app development.
The vendors behind sync services seem to be more interested in positioning their wares against competitors than in delivering solid services that integrate with a variety of platforms.
Most IT predictions are two-dimensional, featuring forecasts in which the big trend of the day takes over and completely changes IT.
It's a dysfunctional industry reliant on a triad of supporting companies with their own priorities. Insider (registration required)
The consumerization of IT is about much more than just BYOD.
It's clear that U.S. businesses and infrastructure operators haven't even begun to prepare to defend against cyber-espionage and sabotage.
Microsoft is gambling its reputation with its upcoming operating system.
Tablets are making huge inroads, but PCs aren't even close to being dead yet
I like a lot of things about my iPhone 4, but I don't like the way Apple seems to be closing its ecosystem again. So when the Samsung Galaxy Nexus arrived, I got rid of the iPhone and moved to Android.
Scot Finnie says the members of this year's class of Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders understand their companies' business needs and are willing to take risks to put their companies ahead.
Smartphone usage is exploding. That creates challenges for enterprise IT shops that have to adapt to BYOD policies, but competition could bring welcome change to the mobile industry.
Scot Finnie offers his predictions of developments we're likely to see in IT in the coming year.
Steve Jobs' passing is a profound event for Apple, and for the entire tech industry, says Computerworld editor-in-chief Scot Finnie.
Security threats have changed in recent years, with one fundamental difference being that the motives for breaches have multiplied.