John C. WelchMacworld

John C. Welch is the IT Director for The Zimmerman Agency, and is a longtime Mac IT pundit.

Mac IT Guy: Old parts, remote connections

This week, two questions, one about where to find replacement parts for an old Mac Pro, the other about connecting to remote Macs over a network.

Xserve is dead... so now what?

Mac IT expert John C. Welch tries to understand Apple's reasons for killing its Xserve server, while explaining why the Mac Pro and Mac Mini are not adequate replacements... no matter what Apple says to the contrary.

Ask the Mac IT Guy

Have a question about adding Macs to the mix in an office network? John Welch is here to answer them.

Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011

E-mail client and personal information manager leaves Entourage behind.

Microsoft Messenger and Communicator 2011

Microsoft's updates to its instant messaging clients are underwhelming.

Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server (Mid 2010)

For a small utility server or as the only server for a SOHO business, the Mac mini With Snow Leopard Server is hard to beat.

What iPhone 4.0 means for IT

Much of the talk surrounding Apple's iPhone 4.0 preview has focused on multitasking and iAd. But John C. Welch says the forthcoming iPhone OS update has plenty of features that should interest his fellow IT directors and system administrators.