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Bob Lewis is president of IT Catalysts, an independent consultancy specializing in IT organizational effectiveness and business integration. He's the author of Leading IT: (Still) the Toughest Job in the World, nine other books, and more than 800 articles on managing information technology organizations. For more of his writing, check out Keep the Joint Running. Contact him at

No, Tablets Won't Replace PCs Anytime Soon

The list of what tablets can do is long and growing, but it's the list of what they can't do that's keeping most employees from using tablets as PC replacements.

In Search of a Silver Bullet for iPad File Management

Apple's hapless approach to iOS file management shows how important metadata could be.

Microsoft's Killer Tablet Opportunity

Forget about outdoing Apple's iPad and give us the features that finally improve the way we work.

Making the Most of an iPad Pilot Program

Freeing your users to innovate with new technologies is a low-cost opportunity to discover rich rewards

How the App Store Reshapes IT's Priorities

The new IT must shed its deny-by-default mentality and embrace risk as opportunity to fully integrate with the business


Windows Isn't Dead or Dying

Don't believe the hype: Windows isn't dead, and Microsoft will continue to matter for businesses in the foreseeable future

Kill Employees' Bad Ideas -- But Not Their Desire to Innovate

With time and effort, you can turn a good worker's impractical idea into a lesson in business reality

Facebook is Not Bringing on the End of Civilization as We Know It

Gutenberg and Zuckerberg both advanced communications in their own way -- it's up to us to use that knowledge intelligently

What a Software Maintenance Contract Needs to Cover

When you're negotiating a software maintenance contract, keep your priorities straight to ensure problems will get fixed

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of the Workplace Rumor Mill

You find out that a co-worker is looking for employment elsewhere. Should you tell your manager? Probably not.

How to Get Your First Tech Job -- It's Not What You Think

Many students entering the workforce have never been given any guidance on how to go about it. Here's what they should know.

Blog Your Way to a New Job

A well-executed blog can reveal your strengths and potential as an employee, especially if the right person is reading