Peter Wayner

Contributing Editor

Peter Wayner is contributing editor at InfoWorld and the author of more than 16 books on diverse topics, including open source software ("Free for All"), autonomous cars ("Future Ride"), privacy-enhanced computation ("Translucent Databases"), digital transactions ("Digital Cash"), and steganography ("Disappearing Cryptography"). His work regularly appears in InfoWorld, and he consults on software projects big and small. The second edition of his book on robot cars, "Future Ride," is out now. Disclosure: He also writes for Hewlett-Packard's TechBeacon marketing website.

6 hot infrastructure and operations trends — and 5 going cold

16 technology winners and losers, post-COVID

16 technology winners and losers, post-COVID

The coronavirus crisis has shaken up business as usual, with some IT strategies and tools rising to the occasion and others in line for a rethink or tough recovery post-pandemic.

12 IT budget tricks to reduce costs post-COVID

12 IT budget tricks to reduce costs post-COVID

The pandemic has seen more weight thrust on IT’s shoulders, but often not the bump in budget to support it. Here are a dozen tips on trimming costs in response to strategic shifts in the wake of COVID-19.

10 dark secrets of robotic process automation

10 dark secrets of robotic process automation

RPA promises to streamline workflows, glue together legacy systems, and empower business users to solve their own problems. But beneath the big wins lurk hidden issues worth addressing.

12 dark secrets of AI

12 dark secrets of AI

With the drumbeat for AI across all industries only getting louder, IT leaders must come to grips with the dark secrets of working with artificial intelligence to glean business insights.

Top 6 process mining tools for streamlining workflows

Top 6 process mining tools for streamlining workflows

Companies seeking to the lay the foundation for business process automation can find valuable insights into process flows, thanks to new AI-based tools that track data as it moves through enterprise systems.

Pros and cons of low-code platforms

Pros and cons of low-code platforms

The sales pitch is enticing: Apps with a few clicks. But what are you really setting your organization up for when you buy into low-code development?

Top 15 tools for predictive analytics

Top 15 tools for predictive analytics

Predictive analytics tools comb through your data to divine visions of your business future. Here’s an overview of the wide array of options available today.

20 reasons why software projects fail

20 reasons why software projects fail

From outsized expectations to fundamental feature changes, software development projects get derailed — or declared failures — thanks to a variety of project management and technical factors.

11 ways to accelerate your software project

11 ways to accelerate your software project

Strategic decisions can help accelerate software projects to capitalize on business opportunities — but IT leaders must be mindful of the traps and tradeoffs.

11 ways to cut hidden fat from your IT budget

11 ways to cut hidden fat from your IT budget

As the economy takes a turn and IT budget forecasts slip downward, it’s time to tighten up your technical stack — before the CFO comes calling.

9 tools that make data science easier

9 tools that make data science easier

New tools bundle data cleanup, drag-and-drop programming, and the cloud to help anyone comfortable with a spreadsheet to leverage the power of data science.

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