John Edwards

Contributing writer

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.

7 ways to optimize IT team productivity during difficult times

Make mine modular: The rise of prefab data centers

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

Grow your data center with colocation

Colocation is quicker and a lot less expensive than building your own new data center

How to minimize server-consolidation mistakes

Inadequate planning, faulty assumptions, or failure to quickly detect post-deployment glitches can entrap consolidation projects

Does GPL still matter?

As open source gets more commercial, GPL's idealism is overridden by developers' business needs

4 tasks you fear to outsource but should try

To save money, reconsider these ripe outsourcing opportunities you may have never (or were afraid to) put on the table

Financial crisis: The tech innovations at risk

Analytics, SOA, storage networking, and cloud computing providers face huge fallouts as financial customers wither

Who provides what in the cloud

More and more tech companies promise cloud offerings. But they're not all the same. InfoWorld's guide to what the key companies offer

Google's unhappy Android developers

Controversy around its SDK, rumors of a Symbian tie-up, and the iPhone's star power call the mobile OS into question

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