Beth StackpoleComputerworld

Beth Stackpole, a frequent Computerworld contributor, has reported on business and technology for more than 20 years.

The iPad takes on manufacturing

First it won accolades as the next killer consumer device. Then it slipped into the backpacks and briefcases of white-collar information workers, and now it's taking on manufacturing.

Your next job: Mobile app developer?

As market demand surges for apps to run on iOS and Android, companies are facing a dearth of mobile development talent. For IT professionals with programming skills, that gap represents a fresh opportunity to embark on a career makeover.