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.

State of the cloud in 2019

State of the cloud in 2019

The cloud is the perennial metatrend of enterprise tech, yet it remains poorly understood. Peek under the hood and today’s real benefits emerge.

IBM Cloud Q&A: Kubernetes takes center stage

IBM Cloud Q&A: Kubernetes takes center stage

As IBM’s Think conference commences, general manager Jim Comfort explains how Kubernetes and container portability are central to IBM’s cloud strategy and Red Hat acquisition

What is cloud computing? Everything you need to know now

What is cloud computing? Everything you need to know now

Cloud computing has become the ideal way to deliver enterprise applications—and the preferred solution for companies extending their infrastructure or launching new innovations

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

Google Cloud sharpens its enterprise strategy

Google Cloud sharpens its enterprise strategy

Google used to rely mainly on its technical bona fides to sell its cloud, but now it's meeting customers halfway with new enterprise-friendly capabilities and support

Making sense of machine learning

Making sense of machine learning

Machine learning and AI enjoy superstar status, yet most people stumble over the basic concepts — let alone obscure algorithms

Cracking the last silo

Cracking the last silo

Enterprises know the ability to adapt quickly is essential, but can that agility extend to the core, proprietary systems that define a company?

Which Windows 10 should your business install? This one

Which Windows 10 should your business install? This one

Microsoft's mixed-up metaphors of Windows 10 rings and branches can be confusing. We cut to the chase to offer clear recommendations

The best security solutions of the year

The best security solutions of the year

InfoWorld's 2017 Technology of the Year Awards included a record eight security products, reflecting a yearning for new solutions to stop the rising tide of attacks

An ill wind blows through Silicon Valley

An ill wind blows through Silicon Valley

Trump's executive order on immigration, if it stands, will mark the beginning of the end of U.S. technology leadership

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