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.

How to root out bias in your data

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

Microservices can present big challenges for software application design. Here’s how to make the most of modular design without sweating the small stuff

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

Many companies are struggling to make their IT teams more inclusive. Is it time for data analytics to take over the job?

Hadoop gets real

Here's how four IT leaders managed to bring Hadoop systems from the sandbox into production

How to make the most of an IT buyer's market

Big changes in the vendor landscape are creating unexpected fringe benefits for users. Here's how to seize the opportunities

Government open data proves a treasure trove for savvy businesses

Hoping to capitalize on free government information, IT leaders are discovering the value -- and vexation -- of converting terabytes of data into new revenue streams

Big data blues: The dangers of data mining

Big data might be big business, but overzealous data mining can seriously destroy your brand. Will new ethical codes be enough to allay consumers' fears?

IT training gets an extreme makeover

From movie-like videos to hands-on hacker contests, fresh approaches to skills development have gussied up the world of IT training.

A look at tax credits available to companies that go green

While green IT can bring immediate cost savings, it can also make a company eligible for tax breaks and other incentives

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