Allan Alter

Executive EditorAllan Alter has been a specialist on information technology management, strategy and leadership for many years. Most recently, he was editor-in-chief and the director of new content development for the MIT Sloan Management Review. He has been a columnist and department editor at Computerworld, where he won three awards from the American Society of Business Press Editors. Previously he was a special projects editor, senior editor and senior writer for CIO magazine. Earlier, Alter was an associate editor for Mass High Tech. He has edited two books: The Squandered Computer: Evaluating the Business Alignment of Business Technologies and Redesigning the Firm.

Research: Is Your Security Comfort Level Too High?

90.2% of CIOs say their domestic security measures are adequate82.2 % of IT executives say their companies have an information security policy28.4% of companies do not have a security...

Small Firms Win Over IT Talent

Midmarket companies need to attract and retain more technical talent, but dont have the deep pockets of their larger competitors. That isnt proving to be an insurmountable barrier, however. While...

Security: New Study IDs Top Threats

It seems no matter how many companies make the news because of IT security problems—recent victims and foul-ups include AOL LLC, AT&T Inc., Sovereign Bancorp Inc., the TJX Companies,...

Special Report: I.T. Security Findings

Ineffective policies and careless employees leave plenty of openings for data thieves and cybercriminals. Yet most CIOs claim security is under control. Finding 1:IT Executives Say Security Is Adequate Despite...

How We Picked Our Top CIOs

"Influential" will never have the air of rigor, however phony, that ROI enjoys. There is no equivalent in the IT world to baseball statistician Bill James, measuring CIOs by...

Latest Posts

Changing of Editors in the eWEEK Chair

Date: April 20, 2021 Redwood City, Calif. To: All my friends, colleagues and readers: After 16 years at the publication and 10 years as an editor, I’m...

How VMware Wants to Power an ‘Anywhere’ Workforce 

VMware has long been about B2B tech: virtualization, data center infrastructure, hypervisors, collaboration tools, mobility and a long list of other products and services. This...

Zscaler Advances Its Zero Trust Exchange Framework 

Cloud security provider Zscaler on April 20 revealed a number of innovations for its Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange platform designed to help organizations improve...

Aruba Announces Edge-to-Cloud Security, Network Capabilities 

Recently, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, held its annual Atmosphere user conference in digital format. At the event, the company announced a new...

NVIDIA, LED Walls: Creating the Future Virtual Office

NVIDIA held its virtual GTC conference, and it was particularly fascinating. One session hit me where I live, though. It was by Kathryn Brillhart,...