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Stories by Michael Friedenberg

Top 10 tech industry megatrends of 2015

"Futurology has always bounced around between common sense, nonsense and a healthy dose of wishful thinking." That's how a 2012 Scientific American article summed up the history of prediction. Our compelling annual urge to predict the future traces back to the ancient Greeks and their Delphic Oracle--so who am I to argue with such venerable tradition? Here's my top 10 countdown for the shape of our industry in 2015:

Written by Michael Friedenberg22 Nov. 14 15:40

Is the World as Flat as We Think?

In 2005, Thomas Friedman's award-winning book The World Is Flat championed the transformative power of globalization. It highlighted how the traditional barriers of commerce, communication and politics were rapidly changing in these early years of the 21st century, due to the powerful impact of the Internet. It's a brilliant work whose core ideas continue to be proven as the digitization of every industry accelerates.

Written by Michael Friedenberg29 Sept. 14 23:06

New Executive Skill Sets Emerge in CIO 100 Award Winners

Congratulations to this year's CIO 100 Award winners and to our six newest members of the CIO Hall of Fame. This who's who list of innovative companies and highly accomplished IT leaders casts a brilliant spotlight on the best aspects of business transformation.

Written by Michael Friedenberg31 July 14 23:48

Will 3D printing really change the world?

IDG Communications CEO, Michael Friedenberg, says it already has, as he contemplates 3D printing technology that can create things as varied as a human liver and a new home.

Written by Michael Friedenberg30 Jan. 14 13:24

A CEO's Guide to Setting Goals for 2014

One CEO gains inspiration from quotes by business luminaries such as John Chambers, Jeff Bezos, Jack Dorsey and Howard Schultz

Written by Michael Friedenberg25 Nov. 13 13:50

IT Industry Undergoing an Epic Transition

CEO Michael Friedenberg reads the signs of an enterprise tech industry that is unraveling before our eyes. But as one computing era ends, a new one (which IDC calls the third platform) is just beginning.

Written by Michael Friedenberg30 Sept. 13 12:50

Does Technology Makes Us Smarter Or Dumber?

IDG Enterprise CEO Mike Friedenberg ponders a bleak future where self-driving cars, smart appliances and drone technology leave humans without much to do--except get fat and push buttons.

Written by Michael Friedenberg28 March 13 17:20

10 Resolutions for CIOs to Kick-Start the New Year

Michael Friedenberg shares his top 10 resolutions for CIOs, including losing weight (the legacy IT kind) and lowering your handicap (professional weaknesses).

Written by Michael Friedenberg21 Dec. 12 14:20

The Top 10 Priorities for CIOs in 2013

As we head into the new year, IDG Enterprise CEO Michael Friedenberg pairs his list of favorite quotes with questions to spark your thinking

Written by Michael Friedenberg30 Nov. 12 14:03

CIOs Must Face the Talent Challenge

The IT talent wars are intensifying. IDG Enterprise CEO Michael Friedenberg identifies several approaches that CIOs are using to attract and nurture top talent.

Written by Michael Friedenberg30 Oct. 12 20:01