Paul Heltzel

Paul Heltzel is a writer and editor, formerly of Discovery News, National Geographic, NPR, and PC World magazine. He lives on the Rappahannock River in Virginia with his wife Deborah and their three kids.

What to look for in a 4G mobile hotspot

Hitting the road? Leave your laptop at home

Hitting the road? Leave your laptop at home

Here's how to work on the go without all the extra hardware.

5 free and low-cost office suites that mean business

5 free and low-cost office suites that mean business

Looking for an alternative to Microsoft Office or Google G Suite for your organization? Consider one of these inexpensive but very capable office suites.

10 ways to work better with G Suite

10 ways to work better with G Suite

Here’s how to make Google’s apps get down to business.

6 terrible tech managers — and how to succeed despite them

6 terrible tech managers — and how to succeed despite them

From the Know It All to the Overwhelmer, succeeding beneath a bad manager takes strategy and finesse

How to thrive in the coming tech gig economy

How to thrive in the coming tech gig economy

The rise of contract and contingent work is shaking up the traditional IT career path. Here’s how to navigate for success

Clouds ahead: What an IT career will look like five years out

Clouds ahead: What an IT career will look like five years out

IT infrastructure is increasingly giving way to the cloud. Here's how to remain relevant in the years ahead.

The programmer's guide to breaking into management

The programmer's guide to breaking into management

The transition from command line to line-of-command requires a new mind-set -- and a thick skin

Attention, rock star developers: Get a talent agent

Attention, rock star developers: Get a talent agent

High demand, large workloads, and the changing nature of programming work have some developers seeking reps to help them land new gigs

How to salvage (nearly) hopeless software projects

How to salvage (nearly) hopeless software projects

Faulty foundations, AWOL contractors, bugs piling up -- here’s what to do before taking a sledgehammer to a faltering pile of code

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