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...

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