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

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

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