Andy Patrizio

Andy Patrizio is a freelance journalist based in southern California who has covered the computer industry for 20 years and has built every x86 PC he’s ever owned, laptops not included.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of ITworld, Network World, its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Google Cloud Platform services guide: The right tools for the job

AWS cloud services guide: The right tools for the job

AWS cloud services guide: The right tools for the job

Here are the most common uses for the cloud and which Amazon Web Services components you need for them

How to prevent a bad case of cloud buyer’s remorse

How to prevent a bad case of cloud buyer’s remorse

Nearly 40% of organizations with public cloud experience have moved at least some of those workloads back to on premises, mostly due to security and cost concerns

How much does 'Free Wi-Fi' cost your company?

How much does 'Free Wi-Fi' cost your company?

Wi-Fi is often difficult to use, which kills productivity on the road, and it costs businesses nearly $3 billion a year

Internet2 at 20: Alive and kicking

Internet2 at 20: Alive and kicking

After building the 8.8Tb OpenFlow-based SDN network linking university researchers, Internet 2 pivots to R&D, new apps, cloud services

How to conquer the SQL Server 2005 migration challenge

How to conquer the SQL Server 2005 migration challenge

Moving SQL Server 2005 data will be the easy part compared to the app migrations

Still running Windows Server 2003? Here's your end-of-support plan

Many companies are not migrating off Windows Server 2003 despite its impending end of support. Here's what you can do to protect your business if this is your situation.

4 ways to beat the big data talent shortage

4 ways to beat the big data talent shortage

Big data will continue to be hamstrung by a lack of talent for the coming years

12 surprising ways personal technology betrays your privacy

12 surprising ways personal technology betrays your privacy

It's not just your boss or the government that's spying on you, it's also the devices and technologies you embrace.

10 ways Tim Cook has made Apple his company

10 ways Tim Cook has made Apple his company

If you had any notions that Tim Cook is playing from Steve Jobs's playbook, forget it

12 privacy-destroying technologies that should scare you

12 privacy-destroying technologies that should scare you

Technology is evil only through its misuse, and in the case of this dirty dozen the potential for abuse is frightening

7 familiar Microsoft technologies you didn't know Microsoft bought

7 familiar Microsoft technologies you didn't know Microsoft bought

Microsoft usually makes small purchases; occasionally, they pay off huge

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