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

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

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