This week's Great Debate topic is: "Can Windows 8 be saved?" Here's a news flash for you and the debaters — Windows 8 doesn't need saving.
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.
For those of you wanting to opt out of your company's BYOD program, do you have the option of not participating?
As a Facebook hater, you might find it unsurprising that I also hate 'Home' but it goes deeper than a hate for Facebook alone. It goes all the way back to AOL of the mid-90s.
There are some technologies that you don't need regardless of the 'cool' factor. Save your money and buy a nice tablet computer instead.
The time for good old-fashioned evolutionary extinction is at hand concerning Microsoft's licensing policies. The general consensus is in favor of that extinction.
In a strange move, new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer pulled the rug out from under telecommuting employees. It won't help fix Yahoo's problems, but it's interesting to watch.
Are you getting tired of seeing the "Please move to Skype" messages from Microsoft? Oy, it's enough to make me kvetch!
If someone told you that each mobile computing mishap in your company would cost you almost a half million dollars, would you find that number compelling? Me too.
What if someone famous switched from iPhone to Android? What about two famous people? Andy Ihnatko and Guy Kawasaki both have taken up residence with Android phones. What's the world coming to?
How many times have you seen free services disappear, switch to non-free, restrict you too much or have no value — even free of charge? I've seen it more than I want to admit to.