Paul Heltzel

Paul Heltzel is a writer and editor, formerly of Discovery News, National Geographic, NPR, and PC World magazine. He lives on the Rappahannock River in Virginia with his wife Deborah and their three kids.

Augmented reality examples: 9 ways companies are putting AR to work

10 signs it's time to jump ship to a new job

10 signs it's time to jump ship to a new job

Change can be challenging but sometimes the best path forward lies elsewhere. Here’s how to tell when to shake things up in pursuit of a new opportunity.

Hitting the road? Leave your laptop at home

Hitting the road? Leave your laptop at home

Here's how to work on the go without all the extra hardware.

The 14 soft skills every IT pro needs

The 14 soft skills every IT pro needs

The soft skills gap in IT is real. From effective communication to a collaborative mindset, here are the nontechnical skills IT hiring managers are (or should be) looking for to ensure team success.

11 signs your career may be off track

11 signs your career may be off track

Feel like you’re not moving up? Here’s how to tell whether you’ve hit a standstill in your current role — and how to steer your career out of the rut.

12 technologies that will disrupt business in 2018

12 technologies that will disrupt business in 2018

From artificial intelligence to augmented reality, these dozen disruptive technologies and trends will begin driving how business gets done at forward-thinking organizations this year.

The 11 most difficult IT hires today

The 11 most difficult IT hires today

The IT talent gap is driving up demand for skilled IT pros, but for certain roles and skillsets, finding — and signing — the right candidate can feel a bit like trying to capture a unicorn.

The 12 biggest issues IT faces today

The 12 biggest issues IT faces today

From securing IoT to retraining IT talent to finding new revenue streams, CIOs have more than their share of concerns keeping them up at night.

7 hot new IT jobs — and why they just might stick

7 hot new IT jobs — and why they just might stick

From CIoTO to automation architect, new IT roles are rising to fill emerging needs. Some may fizzle, but others may have a long future thanks to underlying IT trends.

The 7 hottest jobs in IT

The 7 hottest jobs in IT

These emerging and resurging IT roles may be your best path forward in the years to come

11 technologies developers should explore now

11 technologies developers should explore now

From machine learning to digital twins, opportunities abound in emerging (and converging) tech trends

6 terrible tech managers—and how to succeed despite them

6 terrible tech managers—and how to succeed despite them

From the Know It All to the Overwhelmer, succeeding beneath a bad manager takes strategy and finesse

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