Ryan FaasWriter, Computerworld Follow me on Google+

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.

Does the iPad need Microsoft Office to succeed?

Computerworld's Ryan Faas wonders what business and productivity apps might emerge for Apple's upcoming tablet.

Apple's Mac Mini server ideal for small office

Although not big on size or raw computing power, the Mac Mini has always had at least enough power to meet the needs of less-than-demanding environments. That's why Computerworld's Ryan Faas was immediately taken with Appleā€™s decision last fall to launch the Mac Mini server configuration