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Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
Member Since: 5/20/2014
News & Commentary Posts: 351
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David has been writing on business and technology for over 10 years and was most recently Managing Editor at Enterpriseefficiency.com. Before that he was an Assistant Editor at MIT Sloan Management Review, where he covered a wide range of business topics including IT, leadership, and innovation. He has also been a freelance writer for many top consulting firms and academics in the business and technology sectors. Born in Silver Spring, Md., he grew up doodling on the back of used punch cards from the data center his father ran for over 25 years. In his spare time, he loses golf balls (and occasionally puts one in a hole), posts too often on Facebook, and teaches his two kids to take the zombie apocalypse just a little too seriously. 

Articles by David Wagner

Carhartt CIO: Business Experience Is Key To IT Success

3/15/2016
Recently appointed Carhartt CIO John Hill has taken a career path that spans the IT and business sides of the enterprise. Here's why he thinks it will become increasingly difficult for IT professionals to rise to the CIO level without getting significant business-side experience.

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SanDisk CIO: How To Determine Business Want Versus Need

3/7/2016
SanDisk CIO Ravi Naik spoke with InformationWeek about how he figures out the difference between the technology his business executives want, and the technology they really need. His experience holds lessons for any IT leader looking to make technology a true driver of business outcomes.

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10 Unique Perks At Tech Companies

2/9/2016
Tech companies are well represented on Glassdoor's rankings of the top beyond-the-basics perks and benefits offered to employees. See 10 of the most interesting and surprising.

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10 Top CIO Priorities: The Reality Vs. The Ideal

1/18/2016
CIOs are charged with both support and business functions, which means juggling a variety of priorities. However, those priorities don't always match up with where IT leaders would necessarily focus their energies if given a choice. Recent survey results illustrate the disconnect.

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Best And Worst Tech Cities For Drivers

11/20/2015
Your commute, whether it's bumper-to-bumper or a breeze, can play a major role in your work-life balance. It can extend or take away hours from time with family and friends. We count down the top tech cities that have the most and least traffic congestion.

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IBM Watson Trend App: Big Data Meets Holiday Shopping

11/18/2015
The IBM Watson Trend app aims to use big data to ease your holiday shopping. Available today online and in the Apple App Store, Big Blue's goal is to eventually to develop the app's capabilities to provide trend insights for enterprises as well as consumers.

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10 Scariest Bosses: A Survival Guide

10/30/2015
We explored multiple surveys and studies about bad bosses to assemble this rogue's gallery of the most reviled types of managers. Check out our 10 scariest bosses (complete with their own Halloween costumes), and consider our advice for how to deal with them.

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10 Hot IT Jobs That Deliver Work-Life Balance

10/22/2015
Ten IT jobs made the cut on Glassdoor's 25 Best Jobs For Work-Life Balance. In fact, the No. 1 job on the list is IT-related. If you're struggling with work-life balance in your own career, you'll want to have a look at these positions and see how your job stacks up. It might be time to polish up that resume or learn some new skills.

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10 Books To Turn IT Pros Into Business Pros

10/19/2015
Nobody doubts that as an IT professional you know your field. But how much do you know about business? If the answer is "not enough," it's time to start learning. Here are 10 books to help turn IT pros into business ninjas.

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Gartner: 10 Radical Changes Coming To IT

10/15/2015
Gartner's Daryl Plummer paints a convincing picture of a near-term future full of robots, smart machines, machine learning, and changing mobile habits. Here's everything CIOs and IT professionals need to know to be prepared.

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15 Hottest IT Jobs for 2016

10/5/2015
If you're thinking about switching jobs next year, here's a guide to the IT jobs that are poised to earn the biggest salary increases in 2016. If you're a CIO or an IT leader and you're planning on doing any IT hiring in 2016, you'll want to factor this information into your budget plans.

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Peeple App: Creepy Yet Potentially Uplifting

10/2/2015
A new "Yelp for people" app is potentially the biggest disaster on the Internet. It could ruin reputations, cost people their jobs, and destroy relationships. It could become a platform for hatred and cyber-bullying. Or, it could be all smiles and happy dances. You decide.

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Telecommuting: 3 Myths Busted, 3 Benefits Revealed

10/1/2015
Telecommuting is growing, but despite a plethora of research there's no clear consensus about whether or not it's successful. A large-scale review of the data reveals what we know and what we misunderstand about the benefits of telecommuting.

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12 Hottest Video Games For 4Q 2015

9/25/2015
The most wonderful time of the year for video game fans is from now until December. Check out our list of the best games slated for release this fall and winter (plus a bonus title to look forward to in early 2016).

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IT Freelancing: 11 Signs It's Hot Now

9/23/2015
Enterprise demand for specific skillsets, a war for talent, and constantly shifting tech priorities are contributing to a thriving IT freelance culture. Whether you're in the field already, considering a career shift, or responsible for hiring freelance IT talent at your organization, here's what you need to know.

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Dreamforce 2015: 8 Ways Analytics Changes Business

9/17/2015
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and a cast of thousands took the stage at Dreamforce 2015 to talk about how analytics, particularly when based on information drawn from mobile devices and the Internet of Things (IoT), is going to change the way we do business.

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5 Tips For Optimizing Your Break Time

9/16/2015
Researchers at Baylor University have conducted what they believe is the first empirical study of how to take a break during the workday. Here's a practical guide for how to use your downtime for maximum benefit.

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Nintendo Gives Pokémon Augmented Reality

9/11/2015
Nintendo is hoping you'll want to catch 'em all in real life with its new Pokémon mobile videogame. Is this a great way to get our kids out of the house, or another way to keep them addicted to videogames?

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8 Back-To-School Gadgets IT Pros Will Want, Too

9/4/2015
Here's what all the cool kids will be bringing back to school that you can use in your daily job or home life, too. Equally at home in dorms or offices, these aren't the gadgets you must have, but they'll quickly become the ones you want to have.

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Join Me On Mars

8/21/2015
NASA wants to take your name to Mars so you can be a part of the next great phase of space exploration.

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12 Questions To Ask Before Accepting An IT Job

8/17/2015
The corporate culture in which you're working is as important as the work you're being asked to do. Here are 12 questions to help you figure out what kind of workplace you'd be walking into before you accept your next job offer.

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CEO-Worker Pay Gap Is Focus Of SEC Rule

8/6/2015
CEOs at publicly traded US companies will soon have to announce how their own salary compares to median worker pay at their organizations. What will this mean for tech companies and IT professionals?

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