Todd R. Weiss


Todd R. Weiss is an award-winning technology journalist and freelance writer who worked as a staff reporter for Computerworld from 2000 to 2008. Weiss covers enterprise IT from cloud computing to Hadoop to virtualization, enterprise applications such as ERP, CRM and BI, Linux and open source, and more. He spends his spare time working on a book about an unheralded member of the 1957 Milwaukee Braves and watching classic Humphrey Bogart movies.

Smacking SharePoint into shape

More than half of all SharePoint shops have had to add functionality to the core software, which came as a surprise to a number of them. Here's what they're doing

How to build a private social network that employees will actually use

Company social networks can drive collaboration and innovation -- or wither on the vine. These tips can help make yours a success

Life after IT: When CIOs leave at the top of their game

What do you do after reaching the pinnacle of IT management? If you're like these CIOs, you leave. Here's where they went, and why

Look before you leap into Hadoop

Analysts and early users warn that most data centers lack the analytics expertise needed for the open-source big data technology

What's the big deal about Hadoop?

Hadoop is all the rage, but it requires expertise that's beyond the ken of many IT shops, customers say

ERP apps gaining useful new social media tools

Embracing these new ways of connecting with customers can help businesses make better use of unstructured social networking data

Emerging ERP app stores could change ERP buying

By adopting a model akin to mobile app stores, ERP vendors can offer a faster, more efficient way of getting the right apps to customers

Managing your cloud's performance: Best practices

Here's how some shops are making sure they're getting their money's worth

ERP lives on -- in many more flavors

Then: Expensive customization and broken ERP upgrades. Now: Vertical, configurable ERP versions you deploy out of the box

Virtualization: An easier path to the cloud

An important shortcut to the cloud could already be sitting there in your data centers, waiting to make the moving process easier

If disaster strikes, will your critical enterprise apps be ready?

It's not enough to have a disaster recovery plan in place; you also need to test it to make sure it will work in an actual emergency

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