Howard Baldwin

Contributing Writer

Howard Baldwin has worked as a writer and editor since 1977. His work has appeared in Forbes, Computerworld, InfoWorld, MIT Technology Review, Stanford, PC World, PC Computing, and several inflight magazines and daily newspapers. He lives with his wife, a physician, and their four cats in Silicon Valley.

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Internet of things: Early adopters share 4 key takeaways

Internet of things: Early adopters share 4 key takeaways

Getting ready to launch an IoT initiative? Read these insights and advice from early adopters in aviation, transportation, manufacturing and more.

Tech leaders challenged daily to sort through a crush of new security apps

Tech leaders challenged daily to sort through a crush of new security apps

An escalating race between good-guy developers building new security tools and bad-guy hackers launching new threats means IT has a whole pile of security apps to sift through. Here’s advice for evaluating the options.

6 ways to better align IT with the business

6 ways to better align IT with the business

IT and business have struggled over the idea of alignment for decades, and not always successfully. Members of the staff of the MIT Center for Information Systems Research have come up with what they think is a better way for business...

How to get a job in IT consulting

How to get a job in IT consulting

Whether it's for a global giant like Deloitte or Capgemini or a small boutique firm, working as an IT consultant is never dull. Here's how to nab a coveted position.

Containerization moves beyond the full erase

Containerization moves beyond the full erase

The latest containerization technologies enable IT to create separate, protected areas for work apps and data on employees' personal devices. The challenge is to maintain security.

How to reduce IT complexity and increase agility

How to reduce IT complexity and increase agility

Overlapping, outdated systems cost money, hobble innovation and confuse employees and customers. How to tackle the tangle? 5 execs share strategies for simplifying your tech stack.

5 lessons small IT shops can teach the big guys

5 lessons small IT shops can teach the big guys

Thanks to anything-as-a-service options, tiny IT departments can be just as strong as big ones and more nimble, too. Here are five must-know practices the big guys can learn from these small but mighty shops.

IT careers: How to switch industries and survive

IT careers: How to switch industries and survive

Some tech leaders swear that the perspective they bring to a new industry is invaluable, but others say it’s an idea whose time has come and gone.

8 ways to master change management

8 ways to master change management

With change becoming a near-constant in business and in IT, CIOs need to become much better at managing the process. It's as much an art as a science, but it can be mastered, IT leaders say.

Finding critical business data -- fast

Finding critical business data -- fast

These CIOs are jumping on a fast-moving trend — mining small data sets to deliver valuable insights quickly to the right people at the right time.

3 ways for CIOs to understand their company’s bottom line

3 ways for CIOs to understand their company’s bottom line

Plenty of CIOs pay lip service to 'aligning with the business,' but to truly succeed, they need a deep knowledge of how their companies make money.

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