Mobile is still the safest place for your data

Mobile is still the safest place for your data

IT likes to fret about smartphones and tablets, but more established technologies—even paper documents—are where the data-breach risks lie

01/17/17

Android won't fix the Chromebook conundrum

Android won't fix the Chromebook conundrum

High-quality Chrome OS laptops are coming to run Android apps, but there's no real reason to choose them over today's laptops or tablets

01/10/17

5 lessons from a Chromebook deployment

5 lessons from a Chromebook deployment

Subsidized management and apps plus supersimple administration let schools manage fleets of devices and users at a low cost

01/03/17

11 home IoT devices actually worth getting

11 home IoT devices actually worth getting

In the internet of things are many poor home-automation products, but that doesn't mean they're all bad

12/27/16

Smartphone and PC? Microsoft just might pull it off

Smartphone and PC? Microsoft just might pull it off

The technology approach is proven, and the ambition has long been there, so there's a chance this time for the merger of PC and mobile to actually happen

12/13/16

The cloud storage security gap -- and how to close it

The cloud storage security gap -- and how to close it

Cloud storage vendors don't provide a comfortable balance for some IT admins, but third-party options get you part way there

12/06/16

2016: The year Apple lost its magic

2016: The year Apple lost its magic

Trivial product upgrades, a few bizarre new features, executives in fantasy land, cracks in its ecosystem make Apple fans worry, not lust

11/29/16

Not so crazy after all: 4 Silicon Valley notions IT really likes

Not so crazy after all: 4 Silicon Valley notions IT really likes

It takes a few years for the tech industry's cool ideas to get traction in mainstream IT, although many still don't

11/22/16

CIOs may finally get a seat at the grown-ups' table

CIOs may finally get a seat at the grown-ups' table

A recent framework called TBM promises to bring finances, utilization, and operational effectiveness into a whole to get IT focused on strategic value

11/15/16

New MacBook Pro? You don't have to toss your peripherals

New MacBook Pro? You don't have to toss your peripherals

Apple's new laptops jettison all previous ports, putting those with external drives, monitors, and keyboards -- even iPhones -- in a pickle

11/01/16

As Apple fiddles, Microsoft reaches for Apple's discarded creative crown

As Apple fiddles, Microsoft reaches for Apple's discarded creative crown

Inertia, more than any other factor, now binds creative and power users to the Mac

10/27/16

At the mercy of AI: Your job, your health, your money

At the mercy of AI: Your job, your health, your money

The focus on loss of privacy from Watson, Cortana, Google, Facebook, DeepMind, and Siri risks us missing an even greater threat

10/20/16

Imagine no new Macs -- it isn’t hard to do

Imagine no new Macs -- it isn’t hard to do

It's been three to five years since the last major Mac overhauls, so Mac owners are feeling unloved. But maybe they should love what they have

10/18/16

There's no easy way to do IoT management

There's no easy way to do IoT management

The complexity of mobile's early days are a small taste of what IT will face in managing the internet of things

10/11/16

Surprise! Millennial office workers love email

Surprise! Millennial office workers love email

If you thought text-obsessed, social-media-loving youngsters would lead us away from email, think again

10/04/16

Your PC is simply another mobile device

Your PC is simply another mobile device

IT needs to start planning now for the day when PCs are managed and secured like mobile devices, and desktop apps are developed and deployed like mobile apps

09/20/16

The tough post-PC future for Intel, Dell, and HP

The tough post-PC future for Intel, Dell, and HP

The former Wintel giants have been piloting from the rearview mirror, but one may still have a chance to chart its own resurrection

08/23/16

Hanging on the line: The desk phone's second life

Hanging on the line: The desk phone's second life

Desktop phones, smartphones, tablets, and PCs should all work with a phone number as easily as email works today across devices

08/16/16

What's really behind Silicon Valley's apparent racism

What's really behind Silicon Valley's apparent racism

The hand-wringing over diversity failures will change nothing until Silicon Valley gets to the core of why so few blacks, Hispanics, and women work there

08/02/16

How not to choose an IoT platform

How not to choose an IoT platform

Would you commit to a platform for internet applications? Then why would you do so for IoT applications?

07/26/16

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