Profile of David WagnerExecutive Editor, Community & IT Life
Member Since: 5/20/2014
News & Commentary Posts: 351
David has been writing on business and technology for over 10 years and was most recently Managing Editor at Enterpriseefficiency.com. Before that he was an Assistant Editor at MIT Sloan Management Review, where he covered a wide range of business topics including IT, leadership, and innovation. He has also been a freelance writer for many top consulting firms and academics in the business and technology sectors. Born in Silver Spring, Md., he grew up doodling on the back of used punch cards from the data center his father ran for over 25 years. In his spare time, he loses golf balls (and occasionally puts one in a hole), posts too often on Facebook, and teaches his two kids to take the zombie apocalypse just a little too seriously.
Articles by David Wagner
posted in February 2015
Leonard Nimoy inspired several generations of IT pros, engineers, and scientists with his iconic Mr. Spock character on Star Trek.
Drinking coffee will extend your life. Why not drink it out of an edible cup?
Conspire offers networking that allows users to apply analytics to their job searches or any other social endeavor.
A weekly roundup of fun, mostly technology-related videos, including thoughts on innovation and a very interesting robot.
The Oscars are Sunday. See how some of the best movies of the year help us learn more about IT.
From the BelfieStick to a speaker that looks like a 1980s-era cassette tape, InformationWeek looks at the truly silly in smartphone accessories. Dumb? Yes, but we love them anyway.
Consumers think drones are ready for prime time. But can the devices live up to the hype?
News from Microsoft, SAS, and MapR point to changes in how enterprises are buying, deploying, and learning to use big-data analytics.
A talking dinosaur powered by IBM's Watson may be your favorite new toy. Oh, and your kid might like it, too.
Open source is driving big data, and two major announcements from Pivotal show that isn't going to stop.
Celebrate President's Day with our votes on the best technological milestones ushered in by our nation's leaders.
A weekly roundup of fun videos this week including Neil deGrasse Tyson, an all robot hotel, and love of soup.
In this week's Geekend column, author David Wagner asks if Facebook will still "like" you after you're gone.
These five innovative job search apps take advantage of dating-site functionality to help you find your next job while easing the pain of potential rejection.
Apple is denying rumors that it is buying Big Machine, the record label that brings us Taylor Swift. But such a move makes sense if Apple wants its streaming services to succeed.
A weekly round up of fun, interesting, and geeky videos, including robots we like and Neil Degrasse Tyson.
Our picks for the best video games in every major genre. Check out the list (as well as some honorable mentions), then take to the comments section below, where you can hurl insults at us and nominate your favorite games in the genre.
Blood tests with your smartphone may change the way we treat AIDS, Diabetes, infectious diseases, and even transform the way we interact with our doctors.
These Android apps will make you better at your job. We're really looking to help you do business here. No games. No flight-checkers. No digital wallets. Just pure work apps.
Rumors erupted that Apple had patented an electric car. The company hasn't, but this is is what it would look like.
In the past year, we've made robots do some pretty crazy things. These are our favorites.
With Valentine's Day coming up, we're waxing nostalgic about some of our most-loved mobile devices, from the PalmPilot to the iPhone4S.
The question isn't whether Google will enter the ride-share economy, but when. There is too much at stake for them not to.
The biggest coaching mistake in Super Bowl history gives us a lesson in how to handle failure in our own IT organizations.
The two Super Bowl XLIX coaches are controversial but interesting leaders with many lessons to teach CIOs.