Opinions

gmail google

The show must go on!

At this long-ago IT trade show, one demo requires a rack of equipment that must be moved down a flight of stairs. But with the official movers AWOL, what can be done?


lightcameraphone

Why your smartphone needs 5 cameras

By the end of next year, five cameras will be standard on flagship smartphones. Because AI and AR.

How to win friends and influence people, eventually

After a bit too much New Year's Eve celebrating, these execs decide to send the data center team home and do the year-end close themselves. What could go wrong with that?

Throwback Thursday: Hey mister, got the time?

This law-enforcement agency stores its mainframe data with time stamps on every record, which can be important for court cases. But what time zone are they actually in?

microsoft surface go

Microsoft Surface Go: rethinking the millennial laptop/tablet and creating an IT bridge product

Microsoft Surface Go is likely the closest we have to a product that could bridge what millennials seem to want with what IT still needs.

Microsoft Surface Go

Why Microsoft's Surface Go is no 'iPad-killer'

I hoped the whole "iPad-killer" meme had finally kicked the bucket, but I was wrong: The hype is back around Microsoft’s overpriced and underpowered Surface Go. Here are the facts.

ios 12 hero 01

Do iOS 12 and 'Mojave' mean it's time to dump old hardware?

Apple's OS upgrades for iPhones, iPads and desktops mean it's time for IT admins to determine whether older devices will work after the updates arrive this fall – and if not, what to do next. Here's how to decide.

How to be efficient and cost effective (or not)

Big corporation is rewriting most of its critical IT systems, and the contractor it hires pitches a bright idea: Replace development servers with multiuser workstations.

3gs

Apple’s App Store: 10 years to change the world

Think about how you live today, compared to how you once existed. It’s quite clear that mobile and apps have impacted almost everything you do.

Really, it'll be easier that way

VP comes to this pilot fish's office with a new mobile phone and a problem: Her email won't work, and despite fish's careful troubleshooting, it still won't connect.

chess pieces king competition win

Wireless competition should heat up second half of year

The wireless world with AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and Sprint normally markets hot and heavy, especially in the summer. Let’s take a look at why this industry been quiet so far this year and when we can expect...

Who says lowly IT techs don't get any power?

Pilot fish is sent to a location in a faraway land to do some routine data center maintenance, and everything is fine -- until it's time to upgrade this power supply.

emoticon signs being held by 2 people

Enterprises, emotion and the rise of the ‘empathy economy’

Artificial intelligence can now detect human emotion better than people can. It’s time to get emotional about AI.

Where did THAT come from?!?

This non-profit is located on the outskirts of town, so when it needs high-speed internet, its options are limited. But that's not the only thing getting in the way.

apple wwdc2018 tim cook

Apple plans a little Mac and iPad summer lovin’

A fresh regulatory filing has people speculating about whether Apple plans to announce new Macs and iPads in a surprise summer blast.

Apple Health Records

How Apple could disrupt healthcare

A number of recent moves by Apple could turn your iPhone into a personal health hub – and eventually upend the healthcare industry.

Speed kills

Flashback a few decades to when this pilot fish is the day-shift operator for a minicomputer with dozens of dumb terminals -- and he just needs to add one more.

iPhone X or iPhone 8 Plus

Apple’s iPhone 8 is about to get even better

The quintessence of traditional iPhone design, iPhone 8 becomes an even better device this year thanks to iOS 12.

Wayback Wednesday: Undependence Day

At 12:30 a.m. on the Fourth of July, sysadm gets a page from an outsourcer: A remote job can't connect to the server. But what could be going wrong on a holiday?

Load More