Computerworld Columns

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Paul Glen’s award-winning Computerworld columns have been published at least once a month since 2003.

Recent columns:


Computerworld Best Opinion Column – 2013

The Editors of Computerworld USA recently awarded Paul’s column “Geeks love problems, so give them some” their annual “Bestie” award for best opinion column of 2013.

2007 ASBPE Silver Award for Regular Contributed Column in a Nationally Distributed Publication

The American Society of Business Publication Editors awarded Paul Glen their 2007 Silver Award for his regularly contributed column to Computerworld. The editors of Computerworld nominated two of Paul Glen’s columns for the National competition. Specifically, the award was given for his October 2, 2006 column “How Indispensable Should You Be” and November 2, 2006 column “One Sure Way to Fail.”

Founded in 1964, the 750-member ASBPE ( is the only professional association in the United States exclusively for full-time and freelance editors and writers employed by business, professional, association, and trade magazines, newsletters, and digital publications.

Computerworld Best Management Advice – 2006

The Editors of Computerworld USA recently named seven opinion columns to their list of Best Management Advice. Out of the literally hundreds of articles and columns published each year in the weekly magazine, Paul Glen’s “One Sure Way to Fail.” was named one of the top articles.