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Until joining MobileIron in November 2014, Ryan Faas was a technology journalist and author who had 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.

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."

Caution: iOS 5, iCloud and the iPhone 4S in the enterprise

Apple's iOS 5 and the new iPhone 4S, which went on sale Friday, are packed with new features, many of which should boost the productivity and on-the-road...

Will OS X Lion roar in the enterprise?

So far there's been a lot of focus on Lion's new features. But what about the updated version of Mac OS X in the workplace? Computerworld's Ryan Faas takes a look at how Mac OS X Lion will impact companies that have an installed base of Macs and what companies considering a big Mac investment should keep in mind.

WWDC: Why this year is different

Computerworld's Ryan Faas gives a rundown of what he thinks Apple might focus on when it talks about iCloud, Lion, and iOS at this week's Worldwide Developer Conference.

Apple's OS X server strategy: Data centers for everyone

Computerworld's Ryan Faas takes a closer look at Lion Server, which will be included with this summer's OS X Lion update.

Make Snow Leopard (and other cats) roar like Lion

Can't wait for Lion's release later this year? Computerworld's Rayn Faas tracks down current Mac utilities and apps that can turn make your Snow Leopard-running Mac approximate some of Lion's promised features.

Tango goes beyond Apple's FaceTime for video chats

Computerworld's Ryan Faas looks at Tango Video Calls, a mobile video chat app for both iOS and Android devices that differs quite a bit from Apple's own FaceTime offering.

Thirty great Safari extensions

The folks at Computerworld list their very favorite Safari extensions. Count 'em.

A look at Apple's updated iPhone Configuration Utility

Apple didn't just release iOS 4.1 last week. It also update the iPhone Configuration Utility aimed at helping administrators in business or education environments create configuration and provisioning profiles for iOS devices. Computerworld's Ryan Faas takes a closer look at iPhone Configuration Utility 3.1.

Apple TV, 'Ping' and iTunes -- what it means

Computerworld's Ryan Faas takes a closer look at a pair of announcements from last week's Apple event -- Apple TV and iTunes' Ping feature.

Managing and securing iOS 4 devices at work

As more iPhones go to work, IT shops have more options to handle them. Computerworld's Ryan Faas takes an in-depth look at those options.

Will the Cius challenge the iPad's potential in health care?

Computerworld's Ryan Faas looks at the looming battle in the health care sector between the iPad and Cisco's newly announced Cius tablet.

Why no IT focus at Apple's developers conference?

Many people have noted that the Mac will have a reduced role at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference. But what has gotten little attention -- and what Computerworld's Ryan Faas finds troubling -- is the fact that Apple removed a Mac IT session track from WWDC.