Bill Snyder

Columnist

San Francisco journalist Bill Snyder writes frequently about business and technology. He writes the Tech's Bottom Line blog for InfoWorld, and his work appears regularly in CIO.com and the publications of Stanford's Graduate School of Business and the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. He welcomes your comments and suggestions.

Microsoft is the company to watch in 2016

2015: The year tech found its groove and its soul

2015: The year tech found its groove and its soul

Better tech pay, more philanthropy, a big win for Net neutrality -- here's a taste of what was worth toasting this past year in tech

Yahoo, HP Enterprise, Dell, Mozilla: The one reason they're all in trouble

Yahoo, HP Enterprise, Dell, Mozilla: The one reason they're all in trouble

Chances are strong that no one and no strategy can save these companies, so mired in the past

Advertisers vs. ad blockers: The race to Internet armageddon

Advertisers vs. ad blockers: The race to Internet armageddon

Publishers need advertising dollars, but obnoxious ads have spawned a boom in revenue-killing ad blockers

Hacking is a business -- and business is good

Hacking is a business -- and business is good

Price lists, Black Friday discounts, and hacking as a service are all part of the increasingly sophisticated underground economy of cyber crime

Tech’s five biggest turkeys of 2015

Tech’s five biggest turkeys of 2015

This year’s flock of turkeys underpaid women and African-Americans, exposed users to fraud and embarrassment, and carelessly loaded their products with malware

The IT job party can't stop, won't stop for certain skills

The IT job party can't stop, won't stop for certain skills

Hiring and salaries will likely soar even higher in 2016, but less so for blacks and women -- and consultants may struggle

The fix is in: Proof that H-1B visa abuse is rampant

The fix is in: Proof that H-1B visa abuse is rampant

Outsourcers in particular have found a way to avoid the requirement to pay foreign workers the same wages as Americans

Get Windows 10? Microsoft's push comes to shove

Get Windows 10? Microsoft's push comes to shove

We all learned in kindergarten that bullying and breaking promises is wrong -- so cut it out, Microsoft

Microsoft and SAP: Old dogs learning new tricks

Microsoft and SAP: Old dogs learning new tricks

The cloud is killing old-line tech, but some providers are successfully moving to the future

Microsoft leads the charge to protect user privacy

Microsoft leads the charge to protect user privacy

Silicon Valley, long an enabler of government digital spying, is changing its tune, and Microsoft is at the forefront

First 'Jeopardy,' next the world: IBM's plans for Watson

First 'Jeopardy,' next the world: IBM's plans for Watson

IBM is betting on its cloud analytics platform to give the company a new lease on life, with the help of developers

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