Dan Tynan

Dan Tynan has been writing about technology since Mark Zuckerberg was in nappies. A prolific freelance writer whose work has appeared in more than 70 publications, he is the former editor in chief of Yahoo Tech and a longtime contributing editor for InfoWorld and PCWorld.

What is machine learning? Software derived from data

5 strategies to reboot your IT career

5 strategies to reboot your IT career

Here’s how to step out of the server closet and into a more robust (and possibly more rewarding) tech career

No robots required: AI will eliminate these jobs first

No robots required: AI will eliminate these jobs first

AI is poised to shake up IT work, eliminating jobs and creating opportunities alike

Software audits: How high tech plays hardball

Software audits: How high tech plays hardball

'Truing up' licenses amounts to billions of dollars in revenue for the major software makers. Here's where the money goes -- and how it's extracted

The care and feeding of a rockstar developer

Whether you're a hiring company, an educator, or a developer, find out what you're up against in the war for programming talent

Manage infrastructure convergence without losing your grip

Admins will wear many hats as they tackle the infrastructure convergence brought on by rampant data and application growth

Boom or bust: The lowdown on code academies

Programming boot camps are increasing the supply of code-ready workers, but is a 12-week crash course really any substitute for a four-year engineering degree?

Boom or bust: The lowdown on code academies

Programming boot camps are on the rise, but can a crash course in coding truly pay off for students and employers alike?

6 dirty secrets of the IT industry

Do sys admins wield power beyond the CIO's worst nightmares? Are IT employees routinely walking off with company equipment? Insiders say the answer is yes.

7 simple rules for hiring great developers

Top developers can write their own ticket in today's tech hiring market, so how do smaller operations or startups attract skilled talent? From weeding out rocks stars to mentoring on the job, hiring managers explain how they build dev...

7 simple rules for hiring great developers

The war for programming talent is full bore. Here's how to hire the best coders when competing with the big boys

Fatal distraction: 7 IT mistakes that will get you fired

Fatal distraction: 7 IT mistakes that will get you fired

It's hard to get a good job in IT these days, but it's all too easy to lose one.

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