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Ken Gagne

Review: Halt and Catch Fire adds sizzle to PC history

AMC's new TV series harks back to the early days of PCs -- but drama, not desktops, takes center stage.

Best Places spotlight: AMC Theatres attracts IT pros with cutting-edge tech

Ample opportunities to learn keep techies engaged at the No. 51 large organization on Computerworld's 2014 Best Places to Work in IT list.

Best Places spotlight: Career development is a strong suit at Caesars Entertainment

Managers at the No. 11 Large organization on our 2014 Best Places to Work in IT list go the extra mile to help workers succeed.

Premier 100 IT Leader: Tim Platt

This IT leader found value in engaging with employees and peers inside and outside of his organization.

Premier 100 IT Leader: Ger Purcell

Collaboration and employee development are two of this IT leader's priorities.

Review: It's easy to fall in love with Her

Smartphones have become so integrated into our daily lives that some people just love them. So what happens when they give love back? That's premise of the new movie Her, which opens nationwide today.

Review: Jobs the movie applies its own reality distortion field

Jobs, the feature-length movie starring Ashton Kutcher as the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, will entertain Apple fans as much as it frustrates them with its dramatic reinterpretation of events.

Best Places spotlight: CSX puts its people first

The corporate culture at the No. 19-ranked company on our 2013 Best Places to Work in IT list fosters employee connections and career development.

Premier 100 IT Leader: Lincoln Wallen

This IT leader is overseeing a move to digital movie distribution, which is driving both efficiencies and quality improvements.

10 essential WordPress plugins

WordPress has developed into a full-fledged content management system. We look at 10 essential plugins that make it even better.

Best Places spotlight: Miami Children's Hospital workers help kids, grow careers

Ringing in at No. 63 on our 2012 Best Places to Work in IT list, the hospital is committed to helping IT workers advance their careers with challenging projects and interesting opportunities.

Crowdfunding: The latest way to get your project funded

Crowdfunding sites like Kickerstarter are offering both established businesses and entrepreneurs a viable alternative to venture capitalists.

Premier 100 IT Leader profile:
Kristin D. Russell

This IT leader left a successful career in the private sector to follow an opportunity to do meaningful work in the Colorado governor's office as state CIO and secretary of technology.

Fernando Gonzalez

Fernando Gonzalez, CIO at San Francisco-based Byer California, is happy to be working at a private company, without shareholder pressure, and with an IT team whose members are all in one location. But Gonzalez also revels in the constant and evolving challenges of IT.

Hands on: Building an MP3 player for an Apple II computer

Retrocomputing fans, take note: You can play MP3 files on an Apple II computer. We follow along as a KansasFest workshop attendee assembles and demos Briel Computers' A2MP3 card.

Medtronic Inc.

At Medtronic Inc., ranked No. 23 on Computerworld's Best Places to Work in IT list for 2011, employees feel a connection to the company's mission and the patients who are affected by their work.

Paul E. Haugan

CTO Paul Haugan builds strong relationships that enable him and his colleagues throughout the region to address shared problems.

Visual tour: Facebook Pages revamped

In March, Facebook will upgrade all pages to look more like personal profiles, while giving administrators new tools for maintaining their pages. Here's a preview.

Visual tour: Apple's greatest hits under Steve Jobs

We offer the 12 most notable hits Apple has produced on Jobs' watch, from his first tenure (1977 to 1985) as well as his second (1997 to 2011).

Fixing Facebook: Tips and tricks for handling common complaints

Facebook users are continually faced with privacy issues and controversial redesigns. We offer some simple fixes for most of the current problems.

Author Bio

Ken Gagne Ken Gagne is a former online editor at Computerworld who writes about social media, retrocomputing and Apple, among other topics.