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Changes afoot

A welcome to our new editor and a heads up about a change to our publication schedule. 

Changing of the guard

In which the editor of this publication takes a final bow, but tries at the same time to keep a level head about the meaning of this little change relative to the big scheme of things. Can Scott pull it off?

The easiest 2015 tech predictions piece ever written

"In today's fast changing technology world" will certainly not be the opening words of this editorial.

Is marketing communications the same as enterprise communications?

You're reading one of the first tech publications to intentionally target networking specialists, security experts, C-suite executives and marketing professionals all with a single shot. How come?

The information/communications dichotomy

Most intelligent people actually know what the Internet is. So why, when we get into one of the most important debates of our time, does intelligence fail us and we suddenly get this wrong?

2015 as 'Year of VDI:' Maybe 7th time's the charm

The ubiquity of high-bandwidth communications coupled with the rise in server-side functionality should make virtual desktop infrastructure practical this year. Should. That is, if we're still talking about the same thing.

A response to 'In defense of technology'

Is the smartphone emblematic of human evolution? A New York Times op-ed makes the case that connectivity improves our lives, but in the act, calls its own premise into question.

Because we don't know what the Internet is

It would be nice if life came with an instruction manual. "Life," as in "The Game of," does come with one, and so does "Operation." But neither one applies to the pickle we're in now.

The President's stance on net neutrality: '42'

It's good that we have a dialog on issues in the public interest.  But you can't take two different sides in an argument and claim to be supported by the majority.

Are comments necessary? Tell me what you think in comments

Reuters' official offloading of reader comments for news articles last week to Facebook is the latest event in an ongoing trend. But it's probably not the trend you're thinking of.