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.

Messaging apps must come together

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

Gigabits matter: Techies must spread tech literacy

Gigabits matter: Techies must spread tech literacy

Even successful, well-educated people can be taken in by fantastical stats and numbers. That's where our techie knowledge comes in

Review: Dell PowerEdge R330 stands tall for small shops

Review: Dell PowerEdge R330 stands tall for small shops

Single-socket, rack-mount R330 offers plentiful horsepower and flexibility to small offices and remote sites

Beware of one-click, fuss-free application stacks

Beware of one-click, fuss-free application stacks

Prebuilt stacks offer a handy shortcut, but sometimes the shortcut leads to a longer journey

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