Paul Venezia

Columnist

Paul Venezia is a veteran enterprise architect and senior contributing editor at InfoWorld, where he writes analysis, reviews and The Deep End blog.

Hey, Internet domain overlords, stop playing games

The end of Apple? The early signs may be in

The end of Apple? The early signs may be in

We seem to be heading toward a post-Microsoft, post-Apple world -- and that’s OK

We can repair email -- but it’s going to hurt

We can repair email -- but it’s going to hurt

The major service providers have the power to fix email, but it will break many other servers in the process

Messaging apps must come together

Messaging apps must come together

Internet messaging has broken the rule of universal communication standards, and it needs to be fixed

Why email hasn’t killed the fax

Why email hasn’t killed the fax

We should have had a suitable alternative to the fax long ago, but email failed

Encryption laws should think global, not local

Encryption laws should think global, not local

Internet standards aren't bound by geography, and they won’t bend to local absurdities like the Burr-Feinstein bill

Hit 'em where it hurts: Panama Papers, politicians, and encryption

Hit 'em where it hurts: Panama Papers, politicians, and encryption

The Panama Papers may be exactly the breach we needed to convince our shortsighted leaders of the folly of encryption backdoors

Microsoft embraces Linux -- way too late

Microsoft embraces Linux -- way too late

As usual, Microsoft is late to the party. But this isn't like all the other times that came before

Learn to question your questions in IT

Learn to question your questions in IT

Recognizing what you don't know is deceptively difficult, but it's often the difference between project success and failure

Death by a thousand updates

Death by a thousand updates

Rapid release cycles for operating systems and devices are worse than counterproductive

Fight, Apple, fight: Don’t let the feds kill our security

Fight, Apple, fight: Don’t let the feds kill our security

We either have strong encryption and unassailable digital privacy, or we have total madness

Why IT tasks take as long as they take

Why IT tasks take as long as they take

An hour or a week? For technical work, estimating the time required is the eternal challenge

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