It's time to pull the plug on Windows 7

It's time to pull the plug on Windows 7

As is the case for Outlook, OneDrive, and Internet Explorer, Microsoft's pile of Windows legacy is collapsing, and the only hope is to make a clean break

02/02/16

Slack + Skype: The fine line between convenience and coercion

Slack + Skype: The fine line between convenience and coercion

Bring-your-own technology doesn't work so well in collaboration or when forced on users

01/26/16

The CIO's days may be numbered

The CIO's days may be numbered

Technology is no longer a weird 'other' thing, and it should be fully integrated into your business management

01/19/16

How Linux won without winning

How Linux won without winning

You rarely see Linux when you boot your computer or turn on your smartphone, but the truth is Linux is everywhere

01/12/16

Android simply doesn't make sense on the desktop

Android simply doesn't make sense on the desktop

Android as the new Windows competitor is appealing -- if you don't think it through

01/08/16

OneDrive for Office 365: New but far from improved

OneDrive for Office 365: New but far from improved

First look: The Mac version has gone from nonfunctional to barely functional, joining the Windows version

12/18/15

Native apps crushed mobile Web apps -- and that's a good thing

Native apps crushed mobile Web apps -- and that's a good thing

The notion that all apps should be Web apps is a naive but common one; we actually need both native and Web apps for different purposes

12/15/15

Slack won't -- and shouldn't -- play IT's game

Slack won't -- and shouldn't -- play IT's game

Slack is a powerful cloud tool that needs some fine-tuning for business adoption, but it shouldn't try to appease IT too much

12/08/15

After Paris: Liberté demands unlimited encryption

After Paris: Liberté demands unlimited encryption

Allowing restricted access to encrypted communication would destroy privacy not only for people but also governments and businesses

11/17/15

Blocking apps? There's a smarter way to manage mobile

Blocking apps? There's a smarter way to manage mobile

To safeguard data, too many IT organizations use a chainsaw rather than a scalpel. Here's how you should be managing cloud storage access

11/06/15

Config Manager goes hybrid, rethinks Windows 10 admin

Config Manager goes hybrid, rethinks Windows 10 admin

The new SCCM is a bridge to broader identity-based management for Windows, iOS, Android, and sometimes OS X

10/27/15

Office 365 collaboration: Confusion reigns across platforms

Office 365 collaboration: Confusion reigns across platforms

Microsoft releases components for its cross-platform tools willy-nilly, so it's hard to actually deploy them

10/20/15

Windows 10 revives the old smartphone-as-PC idea

Windows 10 revives the old smartphone-as-PC idea

The portable PC notion was very appealing four years ago, but technology advancements have since passed it by

10/06/15

Get to know Mac Gatekeeper, aka Windows 10's security model

Get to know Mac Gatekeeper, aka Windows 10's security model

Now that Windows has Device Guard, here's how to use its inspiration, Gatekeeper, on the Mac

09/22/15

Beacons are harder to deploy than you think

Beacons are harder to deploy than you think

The contextual technology has great promise for all sorts of businesses, but a rollout can be very complex

09/15/15

Why Apple is not on my Christmas list this year

Why Apple is not on my Christmas list this year

The new Apple TV, iPhones, Apple Watch, and iPad lack the 'wowza' factor and feel like what everyone else offers

09/11/15

Does Apple still care about the enterprise? Just enough

Does Apple still care about the enterprise? Just enough

Music, television, fitness, and fashion have grabbed Apple's attention, but it hasn't forgotten about business needs

09/04/15

Apple's iOS 9 takes ad blockers to dangerous new heights

Apple's iOS 9 takes ad blockers to dangerous new heights

The ad-blocking wars were already damaging, but Apple is pushing it to an alarming level

08/28/15

The smart user's guide to getting better tech support

The smart user's guide to getting better tech support

As a user, you can do four things to get issues resolved faster and more completely

08/21/15

Mac and iOS users: How to leave Outlook behind forever

Mac and iOS users: How to leave Outlook behind forever

Apple offers better mobile clients than Microsoft does, as well as a superior desktop experience

08/11/15

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