Microsoft has changed. No longer the bulldozing bully, Microsoft has become the benevolent giant who's bent on building partnerships rather than empires.
There are no sacred cows to someone who believes that consumer devices and self-service IT are the keystones of the new business model. IT Apologist Ken Hess takes on Consumerization and bring your own device.
Kenneth 'Ken' Hess is a full-time Windows and Linux system administrator with 20 years of experience with Mac, Linux, UNIX, and Windows systems in large multi-data center environments.
Are you going to buy a Windows 8 tablet or smart phone? It will be interesting to see who bites first on the coming wave, you or your employer.
Is the new iPhone 5's larger screen worth the money? How about that iPad mini? How many different gadget do you need before you say, "Enough?" One size should surely fit most.
Frustrated with Apple's decision to mothball my iPad 1 with no future iOS updates, I've come up with a solution: Open source hardware.
Apple surely has made an oversight by not making iOS 6 available for the original iPad (iPad 1). This might alienate some Apple users and converts, including yours truly.
Apple iPhones aren't seeing the uptake in some markets due to price. Android devices are more affordable and therefore more accessible.
It probably doesn't shock you that everyone uses mobile devices for just about everything these days. But do you know how many of you use mobile devices for reading news? The numbers might surprise you.
There's nothing quite as frustrating as purchasing the latest technology just before the newest, latest technology hits the market. Frankly, there should be a fix for it.
Apple knows that you use their devices for work and now they're helping you purchase Apps in bulk from the App Store.
With Samsung's mobile device debacle and RIM's "For Sale by Owner" situation cresting at the same time, it would be wise to merge the two for success.