Ryan FaasRyan Faas is a technology journalist and author who has been writing about Apple, business and enterprise IT topics, and the mobile industry for over a decade., Computerworld Follow me on Google+

Ryan Faas is a technology journalist and author who has been writing about Apple, business and enterprise IT topics, and the mobile industry for over a decade. He is author and/or editor of ten technology books. He is a prolific freelance writer whose work has been featured on Computerworld, Enterprise Mobile Today, InformIT, Peachpit Press, Cult of Mac, Cult of Android, About.com, and Datamation. In 2008 he was awarded a Neal National Business Journalism award for his work featured in Computerworld's "Week of Leopard" series.

In addition to writing, Ryan has spent a large portion of the past fifteen years in the systems/network engineering and IT management fields as an IT director, systems administrator, trainer, and all round multi-platform and mobile device technology consultant. His client list ranges from human services agencies, small non-profits, and private schools to fortune 500 hundred companies and major media agencies.

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13 things OS X Yosemite beta testers need to know

Apple last allowed public testing of a pre-release OS 14 years ago, but now it's letting OS X 10.10 out for an early spin.

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WWDC 2014: Tim Cook's Apple comes into its own

Apple debuted lots of new stuff at its developer conference. But the biggest innovation we saw may have been in the company itself.

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What iOS 8, OS X Yosemite, and iCloud Drive will mean in the enterprise

Apple's WWDC announcements were big news for end-users and developers. But what about corporate customers? Here's what iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite will mean for them.

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Apple signals more aggressive move into the enterprise

At Monday's earnings call, Apple execs made it clear in lots of little ways that they have their eyes on the enterprise market for iOS.

What your company needs to know about Apple's updated app-licensing scheme

Apple recently made things easier for businesses by introducing a new app licensing program--dubbed managed distribution--to replace the Volume Purchasing Program of old. Here's how it works.

Apple and the enterprise: A complicated relationship

Over the past 15 years, Apple has worked, and at times struggled, to figure out the best way to integrate its products into enterprise environments. Columnist Ryan Faas takes a look at that complex relationship.

How Apple's iWatch could revolutionize mobile security

The iWatch is meant to tether to an iPhone or iPad, which allow it to serve as a security token for advanced authentication.

Apple plays hardball with iPad mini reveal

In staging an Apple event on Tuesday to unveil the long-awaited iPad Mini, Apple is poised to steal a lot of Microsoft's thunder. That's symbolic of a confident Apple, says columnist Ryan Faas.

Lessons for IT, Apple in Flashback brouhaha

While the number of Macs infected by the Flashback malware is seemingly in decline now, the security reverberations for Apple continue, prompting criticism by IT security pros.

What does the new iPad mean to business?

Apple's new iPad arrived Friday and will almost certainly start showing up in the workplace this week. While this month's buzz has been mainly focused on Apple's...

OS X Mountain Lion: A big cat for business?

Apple's new OS offers some intriguing features -- and risks -- for the enterprise, according to Computerworld's Ryan Faas.

Will this be the year of Apple in the enterprise?

Apple has never been considered an enterprise technology company, but that might change this year.

Apple's new vision of education

Last Thursday, Apple made it clear that one of the next industries it hopes to disrupt and reinvent is education, but it's an uphill climb.

12 valuable tools for managing business Macs

Here we have gathered 12 tried-and-true Mac management tools for IT organizations looking to maintain Macs in a business environment.

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IT's guide to managing Macs in the OS X Lion era

No longer relegated to the fringe, Macs are fast becoming integral to today's business organization. As a result, IT can no longer rely on one or two dedicated "Mac guys."