With the help of fellow ZDNetter, David Gewirtz, I've all but broken my vows with the cable company. Thanks to a diminutive device and an understanding family, we're almost 100 percent free of cable company jail.
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.
Complaining about Microsoft Office's ribbon is like complaining about moving a car's light dimmer switch from the floorboard to the steering column. Change with the times or go away.
To most of us, Apple's success approaches rocket ship status, but to analysts and investors, it's a different story. I have two ideas that could help Apple move into a higher orbit.
A private cloud is more secure than public ones for your users and your company's data and is your answer to the inevitability of mobile device-induced cloud sprawl. You want fries with that private cloud?
The consumerization of IT and the trend toward a more user-controlled technology environment have created a new phenomenon dubbed cloud sprawl. It's time to recognize it, analyze it, and mitigate it.
Personal cloud services are convenient, inexpensive, always available, and on the brink of destroying the entire BYOD movement.
If you're banking on 2013 being the year of anything, you've missed the boat. That is, unless you're predicting the unpredictability of the almighty consumer.
Author of "Think Like Zuck," Ekaterina Walter and I discuss Mark Zuckerberg and other ultra-successful entrepreneurs and innovators.
Kevin Kim, iOS developer, author and cofounder of AppOrchard and I discuss his new Apress book: More iOS 6 Development: Further Explorations of the iOS SDK.
Call it a New Year's resolution or call it finally coming to my senses but I'm dumping Facebook. This time for real and for good.