Stories by Stacy Collett


In 2012 and 2013, Belgium endured heavy rainfall as Europe's jet stream changed paths and brought flooding to central Europe. The Flemish Environment Agency needed a better way to inform citizens and water management officials about forecasted flood conditions.

Written by Stacy Collett08 Sept. 14 17:45

Shine Technologies

Shine Technologies helped one of Australia's largest online advertising publishers find better ways to target its audiences and break down their behaviors in detail after ad campaigns. A Melbourne-based IT services provider, Shine developed a deep analysis tool that enabled the publisher to gauge the success of ad campaigns and determine how and when audiences interacted.

Written by Stacy Collett08 Sept. 14 17:45

How analytics empowers business

The 2014 Computerworld Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honorees were selected for their ability to make better business decisions using big data.

Written by Stacy Collett08 Sept. 14 17:45

IT Salary Survey 2014: Who's hot, who's not

Salaries continue their modest rise, while demand for workers with key tech skills coupled with business acumen keeps employers scrambling to find and keep talent.

Written by Stacy Collett07 April 14 20:37

Premier 100 IT Leader: Philip Garland

At his first job, Philip A. Garland, 55, built nuclear submarines for General Dynamics. He soon decided it was time for a career transformation, and he entered the public accounting and professional services worlds -- where decades of role changes at KPMG and BearingPoint led him to the helm of PwC's U.S. IT operations.

Written by Stacy Collett24 Feb. 14 16:01

Premier 100 IT Leader: Nick Costides

At UPS, employees are encouraged to remain "constructively dissatisfied," which means they're always focused on continuous improvement and challenging themselves with a variety of assignments. So it's easy to see how Nick Costides, vice president of information services, could reinvent himself many times at the same company over 22 years -- with stints on three continents in IT, business and M&A roles.

Written by Stacy Collett24 Feb. 14 15:58

Premier 100 IT Leader: Alan Pawlak

In 2012, Aetna began a business transformation in response to changes related to the Affordable Care Act. As part of that initiative, the insurer had to implement individualized platforms to support health exchanges, simplify its products by reducing the degree to which they can be customized, and shift to a low-cost model with a self-service app store.

Written by Stacy Collett24 Feb. 14 15:50

Premier 100 IT Leader: Stuart Kippelman

Covanta Energy began focusing on organic growth in 2011, undertaking hundreds of strategic initiatives to increase revenue. Most required the help of IT, and IT served as the driving force behind the success of many of them.

Written by Stacy Collett24 Feb. 14 15:43

Premier 100 IT Leader: Derald Sue

In his seven years at InsideTrack, CIO Derald P. Sue has led two IT transformations.

Written by Stacy Collett24 Feb. 14 15:27

Forecast 2014: How to wring value from your IT budget

At First Banks Inc., the name of the game is finding new ways to keep up with the giant financial institutions that have billions of dollars to spend on new products and services.

Written by Stacy Collett23 Sept. 13 14:50

Data+ Awards: Express Scripts helps drive down the cost of prescriptions

Patients with complex health conditions such as cancer or multiple sclerosis can spend $6,000 to $100,000 per year on "specialty" prescriptions, which aren't covered by traditional prescription drug plans but by more complex and unmanaged medical insurance plans.

Written by Stacy Collett26 Aug. 13 15:09

Data+ Awards: Novation helps hospitals get better deals on supplies

Medical, surgical and pharmaceutical supplies account for up to 30% of hospitals' healthcare expenditures, second only to medical staff salaries, according to management consulting firm Booz & Co. Prices can change quickly in the industry, and supply chain managers need to act fast to ensure that they're getting the best deals.

Written by Stacy Collett26 Aug. 13 14:47

The No. 1 place to work in IT: Quicken Loans

IT employees enjoy the company's relaxed atmosphere and culture of innovation, but they're equally thrilled to be part of the revitalization of downtown Detroit.

Written by Stacy Collett17 June 13 10:18