Eric Knorr

Editor in Chief

Eric Knorr is the editor in chief of IDG Enterprise. A technology journalist since the start of the PC era, he has developed content to serve the needs of IT professionals for the past decade. He is the former editor of PC World magazine, the creator of the best-selling The PC Bible, a founding editor of CNET, and the author of hundreds of articles analyzing enterprise tech. Eric has received the Neal and Computer Press Awards for journalistic excellence.

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Interview: Craig McLuckie and Joe Beda on the value of Kubernetes

Interview: Craig McLuckie and Joe Beda on the value of Kubernetes

The Docker container orchestration technology fills the gap between IaaS, which is too low-level, and PaaS, which is too high-level

Interview: Joel Spolsky on how the developer role has changed

Interview: Joel Spolsky on how the developer role has changed

He weighs in on the triumph of JavaScript, the advent of WebAssembly, and the purchase of GitHub by Microsoft

Interview: Matei Zaharia on Spark and machine learning

Interview: Matei Zaharia on Spark and machine learning

Zaharia expounds on the reasons Spark has become the big data framework of choice and why he thinks his company’s melding of Spark and machine learning delivers unique value

Interview: Brendan Eich on JavaScript’s blessing and curse

Interview: Brendan Eich on JavaScript’s blessing and curse

Eich readily admits to JavaScript’s flaws and talks frankly about what he might have done better, while touching on JavaScript’s improvements over its 23-year lifespan

How Yahoo wrangles its giant private cloud

How Yahoo wrangles its giant private cloud

Yahoo VP of Cloud Services Preeti Somal pulls back the curtain on the internet company's vast private cloud—and offers valuable lessons any enterprise can use

Why everyone's so excited about serverless computing

Why everyone's so excited about serverless computing

Contrary to popular belief, the cloud doesn't make infrastructure go away—but serverless computing is taking developers a big step closer to that dream

Why Slack can't slow down

Why Slack can't slow down

Slack reached a $1 billion valuation faster than any startup in history. Now it must make key decisions without disrupting the lives of millions of Slack-addicted users

Who needs IoT? Smartphones are the new tracking devices

Who needs IoT? Smartphones are the new tracking devices

Arity, a startup spun out of Allstate, uses smartphone apps to collect data that once required dedicated telematics devices

Silicon Valley weighs speed versus risk in app dev

Silicon Valley weighs speed versus risk in app dev

A panel featuring Atlassian, GitHub, HackerOne, and Rainforest explores how to get successful software projects completed on time without breaking things

What the enterprise cloud really means

What the enterprise cloud really means

Oracle's Bob Weiler weighs in on his company's SaaS-centric enterprise cloud strategy and the long, complex march from on-premises to the public cloud

From chaos to containers

From chaos to containers

Modernizing IT always takes longer than you think it will, in part because Silicon Valley often has trouble escaping its own echo chamber

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