2014 will be the Year of Mobile Device Security. If it isn't obvious from the current BYOD trend, then it's obvious from the device manufacturers themselves.
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.
Things change drastically in April 2014, when Microsoft finally ends support for the much beloved Windows XP. It's time to convert to Windows 8 or Windows 7 or Mac or Linux or BYOD. And time is running out.
Apps are better than gift cards and in some ways they fit the old, "The gift that keeps on giving" adage. In any case, there's no shipping deadlines when you give the gift of app.
Stocking stuffer gifts are sometimes the most expensive and coolest gifts that one receives. Sure, they're small but they can pack a lot of punch. Make it something special with an item or two from this list.
Analog gifts for your geek might become his or her most prized possessions. Choose well and you could set your geek on a new journey of renewed self-discovery.
Do you have a geek in your life? Is he or she a computer enthusiast, If so, I have the perfect list o' six digital goodies for you to ponder for him or her.
Crowdfunding resource site Kickstarter is the ultimate in financial freedom for many who couldn't fund their projects any other way. But I hate it. It has one significant flaw that I can't get past: all or nothing funding.
Have you ever heard of a technology solution that's so disruptive and different that you have to say that this could be the ultimate security solution? That's what I did at SpiceWorld 2013.
The Great Debate series this week pit me against David Braue for the 'Time to abandon Gmail?' debate question. I said 'No.'
Say anything negative about Bitcoin and the moles come out of the dark to throw stones. But the truth is that dollars are better than Bitcoins. And here's why.