Profile of Rob PrestonVP & Editor in Chief, InformationWeek
Member Since: 11/15/2013
News & Commentary Posts: 338
Rob Preston currently serves as VP and editor in chief of InformationWeek, where he oversees the editorial content and direction of its various website, digital magazine, Webcast, live and virtual event, and other products. Rob has 25 years of experience in high-tech publishing and media, during which time he has been a senior-level editor at CommunicationsWeek, CommunicationsWeek International, InternetWeek, and Network Computing. Rob has a B.A. in journalism from St. Bonaventure University and an M.A. in economics from Binghamton University.
Articles by Rob Preston
posted in October 2007
As one retiring tech pro put it: "The new 'Flat World' tilts back and forth and does not stay horizontal for long!"
We tend to view certain organizations and professions as if they were tribes or sects, with their own unique cultures, customs, personality traits, and aspirations.
We're seeing a widening disconnect between those who describe themselves as 'workers' and the CEOs, CIOs, and VPs who call the shots.
Some of the same politicians who oppose a permanent Internet tax ban are the ones who worry about the "digital divide" and how the United States is falling behind broadband-connected economies in Asia and Europe.
The software industry is consolidating, we're told, because that's what mature industries do. But it's also what many mature customers demand.
Employers must work more closely with universities, invest more in training, and take a chance on workers they deem overqualified or over the hill.
Jerry Johnson, CIO of one of the country's top national laboratories, is "amazed" at the level of insecurity that persists at many organizations. More CIOs should consider protecting their data like this world-class research institution does.