Mary K. Pratt

Contributing Writer

Mary K. Pratt is a freelance writer based in Massachusetts.

What is an intrusion detection system (IDS)? A valued capability with serious management challenges

The keys to modernizing legacy IT systems

The keys to modernizing legacy IT systems

Legacy technology can hinder your ability to meet changing market dynamics. Here’s how to prioritize and execute IT modernization efforts that drive business value.

What is Zero Trust? A model for more effective security

What is Zero Trust? A model for more effective security

The technologies that support Zero Trust are moving into the mainstream. Here's why security experts say it might be the best way to stop data breaches.

6 secrets of highly innovative CIOs

6 secrets of highly innovative CIOs

Forward-looking CIOs are not only modernizing legacy systems, they’re redefining how IT works. Here’s a look at how to shift from an IT order-taker to a next-gen technology leader.

5 ways users circumvent security measures and how to prevent it

5 ways users circumvent security measures and how to prevent it

Workers usually choose convenience over security, especially if you force them to jump through too many hoops. But there are steps you can take to shift the balance back in security's favor.

5 hurdles to adopting devops

5 hurdles to adopting devops

The devops journey involves significant changes in culture, processes and technologies. Here’s how to overcome the most common challenges along the way.

Why IT projects still fail

Why IT projects still fail

Despite new methodologies and management techniques meant to head off spectacular failures, critical technical initiatives still fall flat at an alarming rate. Here’s how IT can learn from its mistakes.

Beach reads for techies 2017

Beach reads for techies 2017

Looking for a great book to read this summer? Ten IT pros share their current reading lists and their all-time favorite books for technologists.

6 ways to prevent burnout in your IT staff

6 ways to prevent burnout in your IT staff

Running employees ragged is bad for them -- and bad for business. Take these steps to lower stress and boost productivity among your IT workers.

A.I. starts to deliver in the enterprise, at last

A.I. starts to deliver in the enterprise, at last

After decades of unfulfilled promise, artificial intelligence is being put to real, productive use by some companies. Everybody else should be preparing for it.

The No. 1 small place to work in IT: Axxess

The No. 1 small place to work in IT: Axxess

Challenging work, supportive colleagues and a culture that prioritizes collaboration keep IT professionals engaged at this fast-growing startup.

Welcome newcomers! Meet the 19 organizations new to the Best Places ranks

Welcome newcomers! Meet the 19 organizations new to the Best Places ranks

Kudos to the 19 organizations -- large, small and in between -- making their debuts on Computerworld's annual list of the Best Places to Work in IT.

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