Cindy Waxer

Contributing Writer

Cindy Waxer is a Toronto-based freelance journalist. She has written articles for various publications and news sites, including The Economist, MIT Technology Review and CNNMoney.com.

From Hard Drives to Solid State – In a Flash
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From Hard Drives to Solid State – In a Flash


Getting a Read on SSD Technology

Getting a Read on SSD Technology

SSDs optimized for read-intensive applications offer peak performance levels without the high cost.

The ‘cobots’ are coming. Is your IT team ready?

The ‘cobots’ are coming. Is your IT team ready?

These collaborative robots work alongside human employees, sending productivity sky-high. But IT teams must be ready to take on complex programming, deal with connectivity issues and get used to sharing workspace with 6-foot-tall...

How to root out bias in your data

How to root out bias in your data

Analytics is a top priority for savvy CIOs. But if implicit biases are hiding under the surface of your most trusted data sets, your algorithms could be leading you to make bad decisions. 

The latest in IT services? CIO hired guns

The latest in IT services? CIO hired guns

When interim CIOs ride into town, they might call the shots on everything from cloud migrations to app development. They’ll even deliver bad news and take the bullets.

Get ready for the bot revolution

Get ready for the bot revolution

Thanks to powerful platforms, bots are faster to develop than your average mobile app and cheaper to build and maintain. But will bots liberate IT from mundane tasks or will their development and upkeep only add to IT’s workload?

EU’s data privacy regulations put the pressure on IT

EU’s data privacy regulations put the pressure on IT

European Union authorities are requiring companies that handle EU citizens' data to comply with some of the strictest data privacy regulations in the world -- or pay a steep price. 

IT careers: How long should you stay in your job?

IT careers: How long should you stay in your job?

As paychecks grow, tenure shrinks among today’s top techies. And that trend is leaving many to wonder whether loyalty still pays.

Modular software creates agility -- and complexity

Modular software creates agility -- and complexity

Good things may come in small packages, but microservices can present big challenges for software application design. Here’s how to make the most of modular design without sweating the small stuff.

Promise and peril in the journey to DevOps

Promise and peril in the journey to DevOps

Steep learning curves, cultural warfare and unbridled criticism are among the land mines littering the path to DevOps. However, plenty of perks await organizations that complete the trek successfully.

How college CIOs brace for back-to-school (with video!)

How college CIOs brace for back-to-school (with video!)

Enterprise IT stands to learn a lot from higher-ed CIOs, who are on the front lines in tackling demands for connectivity, service, security and innovation.

How data analytics can drive workforce diversity

How data analytics can drive workforce diversity

Best known for driving hiring decisions and identifying skills gaps, data analytics can also deliver the visibility, workforce intelligence and employee engagement needed to improve gender, ethnic and racial diversity of IT teams.

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