Mary K. Pratt

Contributing Writer

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

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

How CIOs cope when mobile app development goes rogue

How CIOs cope when mobile app development goes rogue

Business units often develop mobile apps on their own, turning to IT only when things go wrong. Better governance around business units and their mobile app demands can help alleviate the worst pain points.

10 hottest tech skills for 2017

10 hottest tech skills for 2017

Are your assets bankable in 2017? Hiring managers say they'll seek out these skills most in the New Year.

Healthcare, retail industries give blockchain a try

Healthcare, retail industries give blockchain a try

Moving beyond its roots with bitcoin, blockchain gets a tryout in industries where it may have the potential to evolve or disrupt standard practices.

IT moves to open workspaces, but not everyone is happy

IT moves to open workspaces, but not everyone is happy

In an effort to boost collaboration and attract millennials, even old-school organizations are tearing down their cubicle walls. But is shared space the best environment for serious IT work?

Tapping into IT’s in-house entrepreneurs

Tapping into IT’s in-house entrepreneurs

Visionary CIOs say the fastest way to meet the demands of digital transformation is to empower IT employees. Here’s what it takes to build an entrepreneurial team.

Well-tuned foundational systems make cutting-edge projects possible

Well-tuned foundational systems make cutting-edge projects possible

The savings gained from efficient management of legacy systems can be used to fund projects that explore innovative new technologies.

7 ways to get the most from your vendors

7 ways to get the most from your vendors

Strategies have changed dramatically in the past few years, with new approaches like consolidating your vendor lineup and choosing smaller vendor partners.

As CIO, this former CFO's mission is to empower business partners

As CIO, this former CFO's mission is to empower business partners

A business-focused technology leader, Herve Coureil spent most of his career at Schneider Electric outside of IT, even serving as a CFO for a while, before he became CIO and helped build a global IT operation.

Efficiency hacks for IT: 6 tips for getting things done

Efficiency hacks for IT: 6 tips for getting things done

Modern tech leaders wear many hats -- too many, sometimes. Here are six expert tips from seasoned IT pros on how to re-architect your day for maximum impact with minimal stress.

An IT leader who believes in the impossible

An IT leader who believes in the impossible

Inspiring a team to make a difference is what drives success, says Peter B. Nichol, one of the the IT leaders behind Connecticut's Health Insurance Exchange.

Wearables in the enterprise? Yes, really!

Wearables in the enterprise? Yes, really!

Think wearables are just a consumer fad? Think again. Here’s how companies like DHL, Lee Company and Southern Co. are making a business case for wearables.

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