Luckily, gadget-makers understand the cruelty of travel, and are always creating new devices that help the mobile worker/road warrior ease the pain of a hotel room with few outlets, or expensive in-room Wi-Fi. Here are three gadgets I've recently tested that can help you on your next trip:
By Keith Shaw | 16 April, 2014 03:14
Companies are engaged in a kind of arms race with competitors to see how many apps they can get everyone to use. But this aggressive push for more apps is going to end up giving users app fatigue.
By Mike Elgan | 12 April, 2014 21:20
Alternative titles like chief digital officer and chief technology officer muddy the situation and might even dilute authority.
By Paul M. Ingevaldson | 09 April, 2014 21:32
As enterprises add mobile users, virtualized services, and public and private clouds, they're running into constraints that threaten to limit their ability to scale their network infrastructure appropriately. Contrary to what many assume, the constraints are not so much bandwidth and cost, the real culprit is complexity.
By Dave Corley | 08 April, 2014 04:38
Too often we make self-limiting assumptions about position, status and the need to rigidly follow a career path.
By Paul Glen | 07 April, 2014 20:37
There's no question that today's Microsoft is a whole new company. Many of the changes announced under the leadership of CEO Satya Nadella were initiated under his predecessor, Steve Ballmer. But it's clear that it's a whole new Microsoft.
By Mike Elgan | 05 April, 2014 22:24
With its Enterprise Mobility Suite, Microsoft will make it easier for companies to manage a range of devices, including those running Apple's iOS and Google's Android. It's a smart move, says columnist Ryan Faas.
By Ryan Faas | 04 April, 2014 21:15
How can you have a business relationship management program that doesn't include input from the business units?
By Al Kuebler | 04 April, 2014 05:05
Premier 100 IT Leader Doris Peek also answers questions on the value of education and of learning about the business.
By Doris Peek | 04 April, 2014 03:01
For wearables to really take off, they will have to cannibalize the smartphone, just as mobile devices have cannibalized the PC.
By Jonny Evans | 02 April, 2014 22:19
The end of Microsoft support is fast approaching, and the company still has a lot of machines running the old Windows operating system.
By J.F. Rice | 02 April, 2014 02:52
Consumers will lead the charge to the Internet of Things, but enterprise adaptation will not be far behind. Will your IT department be ready?
By Jack Gold | 26 March, 2014 13:55
And what is going to have to happen before we see that we must set the smartest minds on coming up with newer, safer and less complicated security methods?
By Ron Miller | 24 March, 2014 10:37
OSs will still matter to developers and engineers, but ordinary users are going to be more and more in the cloud, where their OS doesn't matter at all.
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 24 March, 2014 10:37
We've seen pictures and videos of Motorola's round smartwatch. But the most important facts are still unknown, and Mike Elgan has a lot of questions.
By Mike Elgan | 22 March, 2014 11:09
Anyone who wants to see how convoluted Microsoft licensing can be should check out the company's Licensing How To blog, where officials answer questions from customers and explain policies, concepts and how to apply usage rules in specific scenarios.
By Juan Carlos Perez | 19 March, 2014 13:30
The coffee purveyor has indicated it wants to move in that direction. But so do other companies, and they all have some hurdles to overcome.
By Evan Schuman | 18 March, 2014 12:08
Electronic tattoos are the ultimate wearable computer. There's no telling what a patch of electronics stuck to your body somewhere and connected wirelessly to a smartphone can do once app developers get involved.
By Mike Elgan | 15 March, 2014 11:03
The data transfer speed improvements that Seagate has made to their drives is remarkably impressive.
By Keith Shaw | 12 March, 2014 22:15
It offers slightly greater payment convenience, but at what cost?
By Evan Schuman | 11 March, 2014 12:08
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Simply being compliant is not enough to mitigate attacks and protect critical information. Organizations can reduce chances of compromise by shifting away from a compliance-driven approach. This guide provides the Top 20 Critical Security Controls (CSCs) developed by the SANS Institute to address the need for a risk-based approach to security.
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