• "Developing Soft Skills" will be edited by Linda Wilbanks, the CIO of the US Naval Criminal Investigative Service. This department brings together best practices, tips, and lessons learned in leading and managing diverse technical staff and projects.
• "IT in Emerging Markets" will be edited by San Murugesan, a professor at the University of Western Sydney, Australia, and a new associate editor in chief of IT Professional. This new department will highlight the accelerating growth and application of IT by emerging markets.
• "Operational IT" will be edited by Wes Chou, one of our rising young editors. This new department will start in a future issue and offer technical and procedural advice on IT deployment and operations.