John Edwards

John Edwards is a veteran business technology journalist. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and numerous business and technology publications, including CIO, Computerworld, Network World, CFO Magazine, IBM Data Management Magazine, RFID Journal, and Electronic Design. He has also written columns for The Economist's Business Intelligence Unit and PricewaterhouseCoopers' Communications Direct. John has authored several books on business technology topics. His work began appearing online as early as 1983. Throughout the 1980s and 90s, he wrote daily news and feature articles for both the CompuServe and Prodigy online services. His "Behind the Screens" commentaries made him the world's first known professional blogger.

5 times it’s smart to pull apps back from the cloud

5 times it’s smart to pull apps back from the cloud

Even the cloud has its limits. In certain situations a traditional data center is the best place to host one or more applications.

How to adopt a disruptive network technology with minimal disruption

How to adopt a disruptive network technology with minimal disruption

Emerging network technologies such as SDN, SD-WAN and intent-based networking promise to improve service and streamline operations, but don't let the transition process throw a wrench into existing activities.

5G vs 4G: How speed, latency and application support differ

5G vs 4G: How speed, latency and application support differ

5G wireless network technology is set to boost the bandwidth, capacity and reliability of cellular broadband. Are you ready to leave your 4G world behind?

Making the right hyperconvergence choice: HCI hardware or software?

Making the right hyperconvergence choice: HCI hardware or software?

The choice facing hyperconverged-infrastructure shoppers is simple: an integrated HCI appliance from a single vendor, or hardware-agnostic hyperconvergence software. It's making the final decision that's difficult.

7 signs you're suffering from burnout — and what to do about it

7 signs you're suffering from burnout — and what to do about it

When you absolutely, positively no longer give a damn about your work, it's time to stop and recharge. Your soul, colleagues and family will thank you.

7 ways to embrace shadow IT and win

7 ways to embrace shadow IT and win

Shining a light on shadow IT can reveal potentially useful and productive technologies. Here's how to meet employees' hidden needs — reliably and securely.

7 ways to bounce back from a career setback

7 ways to bounce back from a career setback

When the roof falls in on your current situation, it's time to roll up your sleeves and dig your way out to brighter prospects.

7 ways an MBA will advance your IT career — and 5 ways it won't

7 ways an MBA will advance your IT career — and 5 ways it won't

Is an MBA the key to IT career success or simply a costly waste of time? Here's what you need to know.

10 ways to improve IT performance (without killing morale)

10 ways to improve IT performance (without killing morale)

Pushing harder isn't necessarily the pathway to achieving stellar results. From monitoring for burnout to leveraging the latest management techniques, here’s how to keep your IT team humming.

5 steps to becoming a global IT leader

5 steps to becoming a global IT leader

International management success requires skill, respect and patience. Here’s your game plan for making the most of a global management opportunity.

20 ways to rekindle your passion for IT

20 ways to rekindle your passion for IT

When the flame driving your career flickers out, it's time to tap into a new energy source.

7 simple ways to fail at agile

7 simple ways to fail at agile

Creating and sustaining a successful agile program requires a strong commitment and careful planning. Yet ruining a functional agile initiative is remarkably easy.

Demystifying the dark science of data analytics

Demystifying the dark science of data analytics

Knowledge and planning transforms data analytics from a "dark science" into a mainstream business tool.

When to kill (and when to recover) a failed project

When to kill (and when to recover) a failed project

Admitting project failure is never easy, but sometimes the kill decision turns out to be the best decision. Here's how to know when to scrap and when to save a failing project.

Disaster recovery vs. security recovery plans: Why you need separate strategies

Disaster recovery vs. security recovery plans: Why you need separate strategies

Responding to a cyber security incident has its own unique objectives and requires its own recovery plan.

Grow Your Own Data Center With Colocation

Colocation is becoming a popular option for quickly adding capacity to an aging data center. But it's not as simple as throwing servers at a new site; be prepared to spend at least three months searching for a vendor and planning the...

Make Mine Modular: The Rise of Prefab Data Centers

When John Campbell talks about Purdue University's soon-to-be implemented modular data center, he can hardly hide his enthusiasm.

Make mine modular: The rise of prefab data centers

Prefab data centers have many benefits, but beware of vendor lock-in

Make mine modular: The rise of prefab data centers

When John Campbell talks about Purdue University's soon-to-be implemented modular data center, he can hardly hide his enthusiasm.

Make mine modular: The rise of prefab data centers

When John Campbell talks about Purdue University's soon-to-be implemented modular data center, he can hardly hide his enthusiasm.

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