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Dispatches from the Reviews Editor
Hello, I'm the Reviews Editor at ZDNet UK. My experience with computers started at London's Imperial College, where I studied Zoology and then Environmental Technology. This was sufficiently long ago (mid-1970s) that Fortran, IBM punched-card machines and mainframes were involved, followed by green-screen terminals and eventually the personal computers we know and (mostly) love. After doing post-grad research at Imperial for a while, I got involved in helping to produce a weekly news magazine based in Amsterdam. This was in the mid-1980s, and one of my duties was to set up data communications links with technologically-challenged national newspaper journalists in a number of European cities via a 300-baud modem and an acoustic coupler. Tech support people have my sympathy! I've been in computer publishing since the late 1980s, starting with Reed Business Publishing's Practical Computing, then joining Ziff Davis in 1991 to help launch PC Magazine UK as Production Editor. After a couple of years I switched to commissioning, editing and writing, becoming a Technical Editor and then First Looks Editor. When ZDNet came looking for a Reviews Editor in 2000, I was ready to make the move from print to online — just in time for the dot-com crash! It's been a long road from punched cards to the cloud, but it'll still be fun seeing where we go from here.
Having emerged from stealth mode late last year, Illumio is wasting no time making a name for itself as an innovator in the security space. We talk to the company's CEO and cofounder Andrew Rubin.
The intriguing HP Sprout is a next-generation desktop computer combining an all-in-one PC, a projector-scanner unit, a touch mat and a custom Windows-integrated workspace.
An upgrade to Dell's systems management appliance delivers improved visibility of and control over networked PCs, servers and other devices.
Logitech's distinctive ConferenceCam Connect, which is designed for meeting rooms housing up to six people, offers HD videoconferencing, battery-powered operation and wireless screen mirroring from compatible mobile devices.
Catering for enterprise mobility requirements requires more than just device delivery, says HP's mobility business unit chief Michael Park, while delivering details on eight new devices aimed at a range of business markets.
Buyers and users of business tablets in Europe report productivity increases of 30 to 33 percent, but over two-thirds remain less than completely satisfied with the tablet experience.
Red Hat's latest acquisition enhances its mobile app development platform with collaboration features that promote agility and increase security.
Professionals in graphics-dominated fields like video production, web and print publishing and product design will always require large, high-resolution desktop displays. Apple's new 27-inch iMac has them squarely in its sights.
Apple's new mobile OS is now available, and IT managers need to know how to handle its new features. We examine what the leading Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) vendors have to offer on the subject.
A Canadian startup founded by medical professionals plans to offer personal health assessments based on wearable sensor data and public health data sets.
Can Motorola's new Moto G continue the company's success in this year's more competitive affordable smartphone market? Early signs look good.
Professionals in the creative, scientific and financial sectors will appreciate the functionality and performance delivered by this attractively priced 27-inch monitor.
Dell's Data Protection bundle of endpoint security tools now includes Dropbox for Business integration, allowing the clean separation and protection of personal and work data.
In a major update, Adobe's Creative Cloud subscription service upgrades 14 desktop applications, introduces several new 'connected' mobile apps, launches a stylus/ruler combo and gives creative pros easy access to their online assets.
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- 4 Apple iMac with Retina 5K Display: There's life in the (high-end) desktop yet
- 5 iOS 8 and the enterprise: A roundup of EMM vendor support and resources