Mary Brandel

Contributing Writer

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

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.

Do’s and don’ts of using social media in your job search

Do’s and don’ts of using social media in your job search

With the economy improving, IT jobs are becoming more plentiful. And that means tech professionals – even those who are happily employed – are looking around to see what’s available out there in the job market.

CIOs reveal their must-have mobile apps

CIOs reveal their must-have mobile apps

Business-focused apps help CIOs stay on top of their game.

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.

Top perks that IT professionals should ask for

You've been slaving away at your job since the economic downturn, taking on more work with no raise in pay and believing a light would one day appear at the end of the tunnel. According to both DICE and Robert Half Technology, that...

5 biggest mistakes of IT hiring managers

As IT hiring ramps up in 2014, many job market experts are predicting a tech talent shortage. And certainly among the hot skill sets a security, Big Data, .NET and Java developers, project managers, business analysts and anyone with...

How to keep your Millennials happy

The much-anticipated wave of Millennials is upon us, with their addiction to social media, their attachment to consumer devices and their merging of work and personal lives.

Why 'Innovation Management' Isn't an Oxymoron

To foster innovation, IT leaders must balance blue-sky thinking and practical goals. However, balancing structure and creativity, often means designing new processes.

5 ways that BYOD is shaking up tech support

Amid the clamor of "bring your own device" (BYOD), a question lurks in the background: "What happens to technical service and support?" Concerns for the tech support function encompass the extremes, from agents being overwhelmed with...

8 hot IT skills for 2014

The list of IT skills that will be most in demand next year leads off with programming and application development, according to Computerworld's Forecast 2014 survey.

6 tips for finding mobile app talent

To understand what's hot in the IT job market today, just ask yourself a simple question: When is the last time you checked your mobile device or used the mobile Web?

Do's and don'ts of summer resume writing

The summer months can take on different meanings for job seekers. Some people may put their career aspirations on hold as they try to enjoy the longer daylight hours and (hopefully) vacation time. Others might take advantage of the...

How to become an IT innovator

Innovation has become a top concern for companies seeking a competitive edge in today's business world, especially as more organizations face new competitors that are using technology as a business disruptor.

How enterprise IT gets creative

Creativity is as hard to define as it is to capture, but it's the driving force in top-tier organizations. Here's how five big enterprises are seizing opportunities for innovation and gaining competitive advantage in the process.

Mobile devices: Too much of a good thing?

Most of us have apparently decided we can't live without our favorite mobile device. Whether on public transportation, shopping or just walking down the street, you're more likely than not to be surrounded by people swiping screens,...

So you want to be a data scientist?

After months of high unemployment and a still-wobbly economy, any good news from the jobs market is going to get some traction. But even that doesn't seem to fully explain the attention surrounding a suddenly very "in" job title: data...

Computerworld's 2013 IT Salary Survey: Highlights

Computerworld's 2013 IT Salary Survey: Highlights

Computerworld's survey of more than 4,000 tech professionals shows optimism is running high -- but not everyone is riding the wave. Here's a rundown of how workers are feeling.

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