Computerworld Scot Finnie News en_US (c) Copyright 2014 Computerworld, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:20:55 GMT 2014-07-31T01:20:55Z en_US (c) Copyright 2014 Computerworld, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Scot Finnie: The continuing evolution of Computerworld <em>Computerworld</em>'s editor in chief bids farewell to the print edition of the magazine and announces the imminent arrival of a new digital edition. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:30:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2014-06-19T10:30:00Z Scot Finnie: Career doors are opening wide everywhere for IT pros At many organizations, there's no longer a linear career path to a senior IT position. The trick is to not shy away from new experiences. Embrace change. Immerse yourself and get up to speed. Look at change as an opportunity to grow. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:30:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2014-02-24T11:30:00Z How Apple is playing hardball with Microsoft Tucked in amongst Apple's several hardware debuts last month was word that the company will stop charging for OS X and iWork. Why is Apple willing to forgo this small revenue stream? How might it affect IT buyers? The move is interesting on several fronts. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 17:31:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2013-11-11T17:31:00Z Scot Finnie: Can Microsoft make a comeback after Ballmer? Whoever becomes Microsoft's new CEO needs to create a culture that encourages employees to voice ideas. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 10:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2013-10-21T10:00:00Z Scot Finnie: Is Apple OK? It has stumbled under Tim Cook, and 2013 has been mighty thin in terms of product launches. Can it still do amazing things? Mon, 26 Aug 2013 10:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2013-08-26T10:00:00Z Scot Finnie: A call for mobile innovation A lot more innovation is desperately needed for mobile hardware design and platforms. Are Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft up to the task? Mon, 06 May 2013 10:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2013-05-06T10:00:00Z Scot Finnie: 5 tips for developing successful mobile apps The world has endured the release of a whole lot of mediocre, or even useless, mobile apps. It's time to consider some best practices for app development. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 11:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2013-01-14T11:00:00Z Scot Finnie: Personal data syncing to the cloud is broken; let's fix it The vendors behind sync services seem to be more interested in positioning their wares against competitors than in delivering solid services that integrate with a variety of platforms. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 11:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2012-11-19T11:00:00Z Scot Finnie: Where will IT be in 5 years? Most IT predictions are two-dimensional, featuring forecasts in which the big trend of the day takes over and completely changes IT. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 10:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2012-10-22T10:00:00Z Scot Finnie: What needs to change in the mobile market It's a dysfunctional industry reliant on a triad of supporting companies with their own priorities. <i>Insider (registration required)</i> IDG Insider Mon, 24 Sep 2012 10:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2012-09-24T10:00:00Z Scot Finnie: The real CoIT The consumerization of IT is about much more than just BYOD. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 10:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2012-08-13T10:00:00Z Scot Finnie: Stuxnet was a wake-up call, but don't fall back asleep It's clear that U.S. businesses and infrastructure operators haven't even begun to prepare to defend against cyber-espionage and sabotage. Mon, 18 Jun 2012 10:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2012-06-18T10:00:00Z Scot Finnie: Playing the wrong hand with Windows 8 Microsoft is gambling its reputation with its upcoming operating system. Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2012-04-23T10:00:00Z Tech Clash: The iPad vs. Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime If you're trying to decide whether to get the new iPad or spring for an Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201, check out our video clash between <i>Computerworld</i> Editor-in-Chief Scot Finnie and News Editor Ken Mingis about which one is better. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 17:24:00 GMT (Computerworld staff) 2012-04-18T17:24:00Z Scot Finnie: Are tablets inevitable as PC replacements? Tablets are making huge inroads, but PCs aren't even close to being dead yet Mon, 26 Mar 2012 10:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2012-03-26T10:00:00Z I dumped my iPhone 4 for the Android Galaxy Nexus I like a lot of things about my iPhone 4, but I don't like the way Apple seems to be closing its ecosystem again. So when the Samsung Galaxy Nexus arrived, I got rid of the iPhone and moved to Android. Fri, 02 Mar 2012 10:46:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2012-03-02T10:46:00Z Scot Finnie: Premier 100 are calculated risk-takers Scot Finnie says the members of this year's class of <i>Computerworld</i> Premier 100 IT Leaders understand their companies' business needs and are willing to take risks to put their companies ahead. Mon, 27 Feb 2012 11:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2012-02-27T11:00:00Z Scot Finnie: The lure of mobile is immediacy Smartphone usage is exploding. That creates challenges for enterprise IT shops that have to adapt to BYOD policies, but competition could bring welcome change to the mobile industry. Mon, 23 Jan 2012 11:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2012-01-23T11:00:00Z Scot Finnie: Getting a running start on 2012 in IT Scot Finnie offers his predictions of developments we're likely to see in IT in the coming year. Mon, 19 Dec 2011 11:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2011-12-19T11:00:00Z Steve Jobs' indelible mark on the computer industry Steve Jobs' passing is a profound event for Apple, and for the entire tech industry, says <i>Computerworld</i> editor-in-chief Scot Finnie. Thu, 06 Oct 2011 01:22:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2011-10-06T01:22:00Z Scot Finnie: This is no time to skimp on security Security threats have changed in recent years, with one fundamental difference being that the motives for breaches have multiplied. Mon, 22 Aug 2011 10:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2011-08-22T10:00:00Z Scot Finnie: IT is not in Kansas anymore If you are drifting along with the current of technological change, are you spending any time drawing conclusions? Mon, 18 Jul 2011 10:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2011-07-18T10:00:00Z Scot Finnie: IT needs to be ready for the invasion of tablets Forrester estimates that half of the first 15 million iPads sold are commuting to the office every day. Your IT department should get ready to deal with an influx of tablets. IDG Insider Mon, 18 Apr 2011 10:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2011-04-18T10:00:00Z Scot Finnie: The Premier 100 Class of 2011 faces down economic adversity The motto of <i>Computerworld</i>'s latest class of the Premier 100 IT Leaders might be 'Full speed ahead!' Fri, 18 Feb 2011 11:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2011-02-18T11:00:00Z Hands on: Should you get the Verizon iPhone 4? While the new Verizon iPhone 4 has better signal strength, especially in certain areas, it may not be faster than the AT&T version. Thu, 10 Feb 2011 22:46:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2011-02-10T22:46:00Z Scot Finnie: In 2011, the clouds will be rolling in Yes, cloud computing has been hyped to the max, but there is genuine interest in it still, for a variety of reasons. IDG Insider Thu, 20 Jan 2011 21:14:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2011-01-20T21:14:00Z Scot Finnie: Looking back -- and forward to a better year This will be better year than 2010 was, both for IT and tech products. IDG Insider Mon, 03 Jan 2011 17:46:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2011-01-03T17:46:00Z Scot Finnie: Getting IT set for mobile New research by <i>Computerworld </i>suggests that IT shops are moving to address mobility issues. Mon, 08 Nov 2010 11:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2010-11-08T11:00:00Z Editor's note: Should you become an Insider? Computerworld, working with sister publications CIO, CSO, InfoWorld, ITworld and Network World, is rolling out its Insider content program. Mon, 25 Oct 2010 19:05:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2010-10-25T19:05:00Z 5 significant trends for 2011 Some of the things that could be transformational for IT in 2011. Mon, 11 Oct 2010 10:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2010-10-11T10:00:00Z The new IT The old way of running IT is not coming back -- ever. What is the profession going to look like? Mon, 09 Aug 2010 10:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2010-08-09T10:00:00Z The rise of consumer tech The consumerization of IT is a big deal, but how many enterprises are really aware of the trend and ready to deal with it? IDG Insider Mon, 12 Jul 2010 10:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2010-07-12T10:00:00Z Customers rant about bungled iPhone 4 orders AT&T's online ordering system for Apple's iPhone 4 was unavailable for several hours Tuesday, but now appears to be back in operation. Tue, 15 Jun 2010 19:43:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2010-06-15T19:43:00Z Early predictions mean New Year's in September Editor in chief Scot Finnie asked <i>Computerworld</i>'s editorial staffers to put on their pundit hats early, so their predictions and analysis won't get lost in the year-end holiday cheer. Mon, 07 Jun 2010 10:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2010-06-07T10:00:00Z Get ready for a cloudburst Cloud computing is emerging as a real possibility, and not just hype, says Scot Finnie, and some vendors are forcefully addressing the issues that concern IT executives. Mon, 10 May 2010 10:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2010-05-10T10:00:00Z Opinion: Time to get smart about smartphones Scot Finnie says mobile is no longer the future; its time is now. Mon, 08 Mar 2010 11:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2010-03-08T11:00:00Z Opinion: Recession is over, and it's time for IT to restart the engines Scot Finnie says IT has to get into gear now, before the recovery is in full swing. Mon, 08 Feb 2010 11:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2010-02-08T11:00:00Z Opinion: Premier 100 are the best of IT's best In a year of tight budgets, this year's Premier 100 IT Leaders were forced to be creative to fund important projects, says Scot Finnie. Mon, 07 Dec 2009 11:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2009-12-07T11:00:00Z Opinion: 5 reasons Twitter makes sense for business -- and IT Scot Finnie makes the business case for Twitter. Mon, 05 Oct 2009 10:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2009-10-05T10:00:00Z Opinion: Questioning the netbook phenomenon On Wednesday, Apple COO Tim Cook dissed netbooks and their 'cramped keyboards, terrible software, junky hardware [and] very small screens.' But can any computer maker, including Apple, ignore the trend completely? Thu, 23 Apr 2009 16:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2009-04-23T16:00:00Z 5 ways Steve Jobs' absence isn't all bad for Apple Steve Jobs' absence from Apple might not be such a bad thing, writes Scot Finnie. Mon, 09 Feb 2009 05:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2009-02-09T05:00:00Z Opinion: The new MacBook is Apple's stealth business notebook Scot Finnie thinks Macs are going to start showing up in more and more enterprises, even if that's not the intention of either Apple or the user companies. Mon, 17 Nov 2008 05:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2008-11-17T05:00:00Z Opinion: Apple's new MacBook is a stealth business notebook For the first time ever, a Mac notebook is at least the equal of top Windows enterprise notebooks on price and performance. Tue, 28 Oct 2008 04:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2008-10-28T04:00:00Z Review: Apple's newest iMac packs a wallop <i>Computerworld</i>'s Scot Finnie gave the new Penryn-based 24-inch iMac the "family test" and had to fight the kids to get any time with the machine. Thu, 29 May 2008 04:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2008-05-29T04:00:00Z Hands on: Latest Parallels Desktop for Mac a 'winner' <i>Computerworld</i>'s Seth Weintraub took the newest version of Parallels out for a virtual spin this week and found that the upgraded virtualization app offers a solid set of improvements for Mac users who need to run Windows-only software. Thu, 14 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT (Seth Weintraub) 2007-06-14T04:00:00Z Image Gallery: Hands on: Latest Parallels Desktop for Mac a 'winner' <i>Computerworld</i>'s Seth Weintraub took the newest version of Parallels out for a virtual spin this week and found that the upgraded virtualization app offers a solid set of improvements for Mac users who need to run Windows-only software. Wed, 13 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT (Seth Weintraub) 2007-06-13T04:00:00Z Hands on: Parallels Desktop for Mac 2.5 'a must-have' If you own one of Apple Inc.'s Intel-based Macs and you're looking for the best way to run Windows on it, look no further than Parallels Desktop for Mac, says <i>Computerworld</i>'s Scot Finnie. Tue, 10 Apr 2007 04:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2007-04-10T04:00:00Z Firefox 2.0 first impressions: So-so upgrade, great browser While it's not an overwhelming upgrade over Version 1.5, says Scot Finnie, Firefox 2.0 is still the best browser around. What do you think? Tell us about your Firefox 2.0 experience. Tue, 24 Oct 2006 04:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2006-10-24T04:00:00Z First Look: Microsoft delivers Windows Vista Beta 2 Microsoft has unwrapped Beta 2 of its upcoming Windows Vista OS, replete with fully functioning Search/Organize features, a more refined user interface and tweaks designed to help IT staffers spot problems before they become serious. Tue, 23 May 2006 04:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2006-05-23T04:00:00Z Hands on: A look at Firefox's memory issues It's clear to me that there are pandemic memory problems in Firefox and that Mozilla has not responded adequately to them. But this is still my browser of choice, says online editorial director Scot Finnie. Tue, 02 May 2006 04:00:00 GMT (Scot Finnie) 2006-05-02T04:00:00Z