Valerie Potter

Managing Editor, Features

Valerie Potter is Computerworld's Managing Editor, Features, specializing in how-tos, reviews and special reports.

IT Salary Survey 2017: Highlights

Hottest jobs, cities and industries for IT pay in 2017

Hottest jobs, cities and industries for IT pay in 2017

Computerworld’s 2017 IT Salary Survey shows continued gains for IT pros. As always, though, some tech workers fare better than others, and being in certain roles, industries and metro regions can make a big difference in pay.

How Computerworld's 2017 IT Salary Survey was conducted

How Computerworld's 2017 IT Salary Survey was conducted

A look at the methodology used to collect data for Computerworld's 31st annual IT Salary Survey.

2016 Premier 100 Tech Leader: Aretha A. Calloway

2016 Premier 100 Tech Leader: Aretha A. Calloway

Profile of 2016 Premier 100 Technology Leader Aretha A. Calloway, corporate solutions manager at Pepco Holdings.

Word 2013 cheat sheet: Ribbon quick reference

Word 2013 cheat sheet: Ribbon quick reference

Find the most popular commands on Word 2013's Ribbon.

Get a raise! Salary negotiation tips from the experts
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Get a raise! Salary negotiation tips from the experts

Videos: IT recruiter Suzanne Fairlie and CIO Angela Yochem share expert tips for tech pros who want to get a pay boost from their current employer or when switching jobs.

Computerworld's 2014 IT Salary Survey: Highlights

Computerworld's 2014 IT Salary Survey: Highlights

Computerworld's survey of more than 3,500 IT pros shows that those with the right mix of technical skills and business savvy are in demand. Here's a look at trends in workers' job and pay satisfaction, along with their job security...

How the 2014 Computerworld IT Salary Survey was conducted

How the 2014 Computerworld IT Salary Survey was conducted

A look at the methodology used to collect data for Computerworld's 2014 IT Salary Survey.

In search of a grown-up laptop bag

Like many office workers, I lug my laptop to and from work most days. For years I've been encasing it in a protective sleeve and stowing that inside a no-name backpack. Lately, though, I've been looking for a more elegant solution....

Election fever: 6 mobile apps that can keep you informed

The race to the U.S. presidency is on, and there are mobile apps out there to help keep you informed. We review 6 iOS and Android apps to see how well they do the job.

Better sleeping through technology: Zeo Sleep Manager - Mobile

Can a brainwave-sensing headband help you sleep better? Zeo Mobile tracks your sleep patterns and provides sound advice.

Device Design Day: Key takeaways

Last week I was lucky enough to attend Device Design Day in San Francisco. This annual one-day conference is mostly for designers who create consumer devices and the software that runs on them, but many of the points the speakers...

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