Mary K. Pratt

Contributing Writer

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

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.

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.

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.

Healthcare CIO advocates a faster move to the cloud

Healthcare CIO advocates a faster move to the cloud

Charles Podesta, CIO at UC Irvine Health, says competition for resources at healthcare organizations has stymied IT investments. But he sees that changing.

5 myths about digital transformation

5 myths about digital transformation

You've heard what digital transformation is. How about what it isn't? Experts bust through myths about digitizing business operations and explain why IT can't do it alone.

Meet ADP's 'business anthropologist,' putting human thought behind chatbots

Meet ADP's 'business anthropologist,' putting human thought behind chatbots

Martha Bird's specialty is designing technologies that work for people, creating conversational user interfaces and chatbots that can serve different professional audiences across different geographies and different cultures.

Why online etiquette matters -- and why IT leaders should care

Why online etiquette matters -- and why IT leaders should care

High-tech analyst Scott Steinberg, author of the book Netiquette Essentials, offers ideas for navigating social media networks with grace and discusses the crucial role CIOs play in promoting -- and enforcing -- good behavior online.

Experian CIO embraces APIs and microservices to improve data transfer

Experian CIO embraces APIs and microservices to improve data transfer

Experian CIO Barry Libenson and his team used APIs to improve data transfer to divisions and customers, and ultimately speed the pace of innovation in the organization.

2017 Premier 100 Tech Leader: Anthony F. Norris

2017 Premier 100 Tech Leader: Anthony F. Norris

Profile of 2017 Premier 100 Technology Leader Anthony F. Norris, senior vice president, IT at FedEx Services.

2017 Premier 100 Tech Leader: Lesley A. Dickie

2017 Premier 100 Tech Leader: Lesley A. Dickie

Profile of 2017 Premier 100 Technology Leader Lesley A. Dickie, vice president, Global Business Services, IT at Raytheon.

2017 Premier 100 Tech Leader: Ryan Loy

2017 Premier 100 Tech Leader: Ryan Loy

Profile of 2017 Premier 100 Technology Leader Ryan Loy, vice president, IT at Adtran.

2017 Premier 100 Tech Leader: Georgette Kiser

2017 Premier 100 Tech Leader: Georgette Kiser

Profile of 2017 Premier 100 Technology Leader Georgette Kiser, CIO at The Carlyle Group.

2017 Premier 100 Tech Leader: Peter K. Anderson

2017 Premier 100 Tech Leader: Peter K. Anderson

Profile of 2017 Premier 100 Technology Leader Peter K. Anderson, CIO at the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority.

2017 Premier 100 Tech Leader: Harry Folloder

2017 Premier 100 Tech Leader: Harry Folloder

Profile of 2017 Premier 100 Technology Leader Harry Folloder, CIO at Advantage Waypoint.

2017 Premier 100 Tech Leader: Olaf Romer

2017 Premier 100 Tech Leader: Olaf Romer

Profile of 2017 Premier 100 Technology Leader Olaf Romer, head of corporate IT and group CIO at Baloise Group.

2017 Premier 100 Tech Leader: John W. Showalter

2017 Premier 100 Tech Leader: John W. Showalter

Profile of 2017 Premier 100 Technology Leader John W. Showalter, chief health information officer at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

2017 Premier 100 Tech Leader: Lisa M. Woodley

2017 Premier 100 Tech Leader: Lisa M. Woodley

Profile of 2017 Premier 100 Technology Leader Lisa M. Woodley, vice president, Digital Experience at NTT Data.

2017 Premier 100 Tech Leader: Alan A. Stukalsky

2017 Premier 100 Tech Leader: Alan A. Stukalsky

Profile of 2017 Premier 100 Technology Leader Alan A. Stukalsky, chief digital officer at Randstad North America.

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