Howard Baldwin

Contributing Writer

Howard Baldwin has worked as a writer and editor since 1977. His work has appeared in Forbes, Computerworld, InfoWorld, MIT Technology Review, Stanford, PC World, PC Computing, and several inflight magazines and daily newspapers. He lives with his wife, a physician, and their four cats in Silicon Valley.

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Internet of things: Early adopters share 4 key takeaways

Internet of things: Early adopters share 4 key takeaways

Getting ready to launch an IoT initiative? Read these insights and advice from early adopters in aviation, transportation, manufacturing and more.

Tech leaders challenged daily to sort through a crush of new security apps

Tech leaders challenged daily to sort through a crush of new security apps

An escalating race between good-guy developers building new security tools and bad-guy hackers launching new threats means IT has a whole pile of security apps to sift through. Here's advice for evaluating the options

6 ways to better align IT with the business

6 ways to better align IT with the business

MIT's CISR center says 'demand shaping' is a better way for business and IT to collaborate. Does it work?

Containerization moves beyond the full erase

Containerization moves beyond the full erase

The latest containerization technologies enable IT to create separate, protected areas for work apps and data on employees' personal devices. The challenge is to maintain security

5 lessons small IT shops can teach the big guys

5 lessons small IT shops can teach the big guys

Thanks to anything-as-a-service options, tiny IT departments can be just as strong as big ones and more nimble, too

IT power grab: Should you be a Machiavellian manager?

Ready to toss aside that meek service mentality and step up your game? Several savvy CIOs explain how to grasp the reins of IT power

How to get a job in manufacturing IT

To make it in manufacturing, IT pros need to understand a wide range of technology, from robotics to good old-fashioned electronics.

How to get a job in energy IT

IT pros in search of a salary windfall should look to energy and utilities, where new exploration techniques, demand for renewable energy, and new regulations are opening up jobs

4 reasons companies say yes to open source

Open source isn't just about saving money -- enterprises are adopting it to develop applications faster, with higher quality components.

How to get a job in financial IT

IT practitioners with the right mindset -- analytical and dogged -- will find themselves welcome in the resurgent financial services industry

How to get a job in health care IT

All signs point to health care as a stable, long-term choice for IT careers

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