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

Back on top: Microsoft owns the modern office again

Back on top: Microsoft owns the modern office again

By (mostly) giving up its Windows-only ambitions and moving off web apps, Microsoft has made Office 365 the king of the productivity hill once more

07/12/16

Email is dead? The trouble with collaboration tech

Email is dead? The trouble with collaboration tech

There's a constant stream of new products promising to change your world. Here's why only a very few stand a chance

07/05/16

The Macintosh is at a new crossroads

The Macintosh is at a new crossroads

The death of the Thunderbolt Display is one more sign of a major change coming to the Mac's peripheral support

06/28/16

Apple's dilemma: How to regain its glory days

Apple's dilemma: How to regain its glory days

iOS is getting old, the iPad is on the decline, the Mac and MacOS are in maintenance mode, and Siri is just another assistant

06/21/16

What digital transformation really means

What digital transformation really means

The periodically hot term is hot again, but most people don't understand where its real power lies

06/14/16

Real or virtual? The two faces of machine learning

Real or virtual? The two faces of machine learning

The combination of big data, predictive analytics, AI, machine learning, and the Internet of things together powers two very different technology paths

06/07/16

The truth behind AI, machine learning, and bots

The truth behind AI, machine learning, and bots

There's a lot of loose talk about our AI-driven future. But expect to keep using your own brain for a long time to come

05/31/16

Why Android hasn't beaten Apple in business

Why Android hasn't beaten Apple in business

Despite significant improvements in recent years, three key realities give iOS the edge in the enterprise

05/17/16

Why Apple's iBeacons technology has gone nowhere

Why Apple's iBeacons technology has gone nowhere

The iPhone user base is huge, but Apple's commitment to privacy and the difficulty in managing beacons conspire against success

04/19/16

Disrupt or die? Beware the siren calls of tech consultants

Disrupt or die? Beware the siren calls of tech consultants

Every company should intentionally and actively design and execute its tech strategies, instead of jumping on the latest consultant fad

04/12/16

Microsoft takes the lead in apps that work together

Microsoft takes the lead in apps that work together

Apple's Handoff has seen limited adoption, but perhaps Microsoft's more expansive take will gain wider usage

04/05/16

Microsoft can win without Windows Phone

Microsoft can win without Windows Phone

Both on smartphones and tablets, Microsoft succeeds -- even if iOS and Android continue to win, too

03/29/16

Welcome to the postcloud future

Welcome to the postcloud future

Where we're heading: 'Cloud' no longer means where systems reside, but how they are designed and deployed

03/01/16

FBI backdoors force a rethink of BYOD

FBI backdoors force a rethink of BYOD

The BYOD compact is of mutual convenience and respect for each other's data, but mobile management zeal may break the needed trust

02/24/16

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

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