Profile of Laurianne McLaughlinEditor-in-Chief, InformationWeek.com
Member Since: 11/15/2013
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Laurianne McLaughlin currently serves as InformationWeek.com's Editor-in-Chief, overseeing daily online editorial operations. Prior to joining InformationWeek in May, 2011, she was managing editor at CIO.com. Her writing and editing work has won multiple ASBPE (American Society of Business Publication Editors) awards, including ASBPE's 2010 B2B Web Site of the year award for CIO.com. Previously, McLaughlin served as a senior editor, online for Business 2.0 and as a senior editor for PC World, where she started her technology journalism career in 1992 as a news reporter. She is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.
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IT pros are starting to feel disposable. Wake up, IT leaders: Relationships like this don't survive.
Hear directly from CIOs, CTOs, and recruiters on what it takes to stand out during an IT job search.
Tech employers say good people are hard to find. Job hunters see a broken hiring process. Both sides need to shake their frustration and find new ways to connect.
Mike Cuddy, CIO of Toromont Industries, shares his advice for new and recent graduates pursuing IT careers.
Mike Pfister, CIO of ConocoPhillips, shares his advice for new and recent graduates pursuing IT careers.
David Wright, CIO of McGraw-Hill Education, shares his advice for new and recent graduates pursuing IT careers.
Bill Martin, CIO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, shares his advice for young people pursuing IT careers.
Don't talk yourself out of challenges, jobs, or life experiences, female tech leaders at Interop advise IT professionals -- and a group of high school students in attendance.
What does the CIO role look like now, and what will it look like in the future? Experts at Interop New York share the key skills and traits that will soon separate the winners from the losers.
Behind many a good IT person stands a patient spouse. If you've attended IT department holiday parties full of Costco snacks and awkward silences, you qualify.
David Wright, CIO of McGraw-Hill Education, has a clear vision of IT's future. Learn from his experience and pick his brain at InformationWeek's IT Leadership Summit at Interop New York.
Tech's lighter side. Nostalgia. Parody. The agony and ecstasy of IT careers. You'll find all this and more in InformationWeek's new IT Life section.
Interop New York's Startup Hot Seat lets you ask startup leaders about intriguing new products, from cloud services to network automation tools. Take a sneak peek at the lineup.
Are good girls ambitious? Flip gender expectations on their head with these salary negotiation moves.
InformationWeek salary survey data shows the gender pay gap remains alive and well in IT. One reason: Women walk a tricky tightrope during the negotiation process.
Wasn't BYOD supposed to be easier for IT to manage by now? That was before it became bring your own everything.
Onyeka Nchege, the CIO of Coca-Cola Bottling, speaks at IW conference on how to provide business partners with more options.
David Guzman, CIO at H.D. Smith, discusses alternatives to the "my way or the highway" style of management.
Onyeka Nchege, the CIO of Coca-Cola Bottling, speaks at the IW conference on his BYOD pilot and what was learned.
Yes, mere IT mortals can land big data jobs. Consider these expert strategies to get your foot in the door.
Netflix's former cloud architect Adrian Cockcroft and other cloud experts weigh in on the realities of hybrid cloud.
Sandra Kurtzig, CEO of Kenandy, discusses the new paradigm created by cloud computing at the IW Conference.
Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box, discusses the explosion of people, companies, and devices that are now available.
Adrian Cockcroft, technology fellow at Battery Ventures, argues for going all-in with cloud.
No techie's wardrobe is complete without free t-shirts. Show us your old, weird, and funny tech t-shirts.
We've got the cartoon. You've got the sense of humor, so write a caption -- and win a prize.
Have a beloved old computer sitting in the attic or garage? It's show and tell time.
The supermarket chain, No. 3 in the InformationWeek Elite 100 ranking, uses QueVision system to ensure customers never have more than one person ahead of them.
The biggest obstacle to your IT career success may be your inner voice, says Dell CIO Adriana Karaboutis.
Consider this creative advice for big data job hunters and hiring managers from EMC and Pivotal execs.
You don't need a Hadoop cluster to analyze the signs that your romance is headed south. A Valentine's Day guide for techies and those who love them.
Never let them see you sweat? This antiquated leadership rule must go.
Karenann Terrell talks risk, job hopping, sponsors, and more. Are you developing the traits it takes to succeed?
You don't have to choose between being a tech leader and a woman, some powerful role models declare. Is there any more powerful message to young women considering IT careers?
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer just banned working at home. But she's a CEO of a company in need of turnaround, not an IT leader.
BlackBerry names Alicia Keys "global creative director." I can't wait to see who hires Honey Boo Boo.
Disney's new vacation management system could improve the park experience and boost sales and loyalty, or it could create bad feelings with princesses whose parents don’t pay top rates.
Catch up on the best of what InformationWeek had to offer this year, from profiles of top CIOs to investigations of tech security gone wrong.
Marc Benioff wants marketing to be Salesforce's next $1 billion business. To get there, he's jumping right into the growing tension between IT and marketing execs.
IBM's Watson and the Google car represent just two examples of how the pace of technology change moves faster than we can keep up right now, said MIT's Erik Brynjolfsson. What will that pace mean to IT as a career?
The mommy judges couldn't wait to weigh in on Marissa Mayer. But in their quest for answers, the judges miss the truth.
Think big data analysis is making your professional expertise less valuable? In some ways, you're right, MIT's Andrew McAfee said Wednesday at the Enterprise 2.0 conference.
Microsoft made the Windows 8 Release Preview version available Thursday. If you just can't wait to install, please tell us about how it's going.
Cyber Monday means mobile Monday for many buyers this year. Are you finally ready to trade in your beloved BlackBerry?
HCL says virtualization and cloud technologies are automating the roles that it used to fill with lots of H-1B workers.
You don't get to simply load your old enterprise IT problems on a truck and arrive at a new abode. But you do get to decide what kind of IT shop to become.
The iPhone 4S is one of the year's highest-profile tech products, from a company with a slavish devotion to getting every detail right. How does this happen?
As Windows XP's end of life date for support looms, IT pros navigate an old Bermuda Triangle of pain.
Each of these three transitions requires a large cultural transition for IT. How are you dealing with all three at once?
You may not agree with Marc Benioff that Facebook looks like the future of the Web. But you'd better be ready for the mountain of data social media produces.
RIM's enterprise IT faithful writhe in pain, while Apple's worshippers hold vigil to buy the iPhone 4S. Did RIM's outage explanation Thursday help at all?
When InformationWeek's Eric Zeman argued that Apple-haters cracking on the iPhone 4S specs miss the point, some of you begged to differ. Join this hot reader debate.
How did the genius of Apple CEO Steve Jobs affect you personally? InformationWeek.com readers shared their thoughts and tributes.
Salesforce CEO Benioff won't be stopped by Oracle CEO Ellison, as demonstrated by the Oracle OpenWorld keynote spat. Will Benioff's customers insist he stop the private cloud denial?
Tuesday, the secrets will finally be out. But for today, you still get to enjoy iPhone 5 rumor madness.
As Amazon grabs the tablet spotlight, RIM's failing product and marketing strategy makes some CIOs lose the faith.
Take a sneak peek at what we know about Amazon's soon-to-be-revealed tablet. Plus, get expert advice for your mobile application strategy.
There's no truth to the rumor that a prototype of the next Facebook was left at a bar in Cambridge last night.
Mr. Schmidt prepares to go to Washington, while Microsoft fights to prove it can still be relevant in the tablet market.
IT leaders at the InformationWeek 500 conference talked talent, trust--and the new world where the CEO wants six new iPad 2 units on release day.
What can you learn from CIOs who reaped rewards by taking early risks on virtualization and consumerization of IT? Consider these lessons shared at the InformationWeek 500 conference.
A Google Docs outage and a reminder of Google's mobile innovation mastery compete for our attention in the same week.
Our research shows your team may be wasting software dollars. Also, mileage will vary for users of Salesforce.com's new licensing scheme.
At VMworld 2011 day two, a phone within a phone emerges. Plus, VMware pushes deep into the world of automated IT operations.
As Steve Jobs resigns, we all wonder what the next chapter will be for the technology company like no other. Here's a look at historic moments and pending questions.
Everyone loves a bargain, but remember: A good tablet display costs about $70. Dreams of a $99 iPad-killer remain fantasy.
As the rhetoric heats up in several software wars, you can count on oversimplification and FUD. But you can also fight it.
RIM has three shiny new BlackBerry models and a compelling goodie for SMBs. But the mobile buzz is all Google-rola.
Citrix buys a scrappy startup as it tries to convince more enterprises that desktop virtualization doesn't always equal painful compromise. Are you still waiting?
Google talks up a "hostile, organized campaign against Android." But who's won over mobile developers?
Malware that records your phone calls sounds bad, but there's a bigger problem.
CA and Nebula's cloud announcements this week reflect the reality that enterprises have moved past the theoretical to the practical.
Dear [email protected]m: Google says you're emailing like it's 1999. Take a visual tour of Microsoft's "Mango" smartphone OS.
Griping about VMware price changes? It's time to get practical. As for early users of Google+, the bumps continue.
Windows 8 may not be enough. Tablets have quickly changed the rules of computing for Microsoft.
Facebook continues to stumble on privacy decisions, damaging its enterprise future faster than you can say "Winklevoss twins."