Ryan Francis

Managing Editor

Ryan Francis is managing editor of Computerworld and has been in the tech publishing field for 17 years.

Buying Slack could give Amazon another enterprise toehold

6 lesser-known browsers: Free, lightweight and low-maintenance

6 lesser-known browsers: Free, lightweight and low-maintenance

Popular browsers such as Edge, Firefox and Chrome have lots of features -- and can take up lots of memory. We look at 5 lesser-known browsers for simpler surfing.

Free Windows tools, ready for the taking

Free Windows tools, ready for the taking

This collection of stories offers a wealth of free tools and apps that can help you better use Windows -- whether it's the latest version, Windows 10, or earlier iterations.

Ultimate guide to older Office apps: Microsoft cheat sheets

Ultimate guide to older Office apps: Microsoft cheat sheets

This guide covers Excel, SharePoint, Word, Outlook, Windows 8 and PowerPoint. Use this as a reference whenever you get stuck.

The top 5 mobile security threats

The top 5 mobile security threats

When mixing personal and professional tasks on your smartphone, it's inevitable that someone is going to accidentally stumble onto malware. The SANS Institute's Chris Crowley has some advice on how to avoid trouble.

Review: Office 365's Delve, Sway and Planner fall flat

Review: Office 365's Delve, Sway and Planner fall flat

Microsoft's latest productivity tools – now including the Planner mobile app for iOS and Android -- have a few compelling features but integrate poorly with Office

7 Slack alternatives worth a look

7 Slack alternatives worth a look

There’s nothing wrong with using Slack -- its 5 million active daily users can’t all be wrong. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t another option out there that might better meet your particular needs.

Former NSA chief weighs in on cybersecurity, cyberespionage at ZertoCon

Former NSA chief weighs in on cybersecurity, cyberespionage at ZertoCon

Retired Gen. Michael Hayden held nothing back when addressing cybersecurity pros at the ZertoCon conference in Boston.

Connecting with work from the road? Here's how to stay safe

Connecting with work from the road? Here's how to stay safe

As more companies move to ban the use of public Wi-Fi networks by employees, here's a rundown of how to avoid man-in-the-middle attacks when traveling.

For enterprise protection, antivirus software is no longer enough

For enterprise protection, antivirus software is no longer enough

Security experts see antivirus software as part of a security setup that includes behavior analytics and artificial intelligence. But it can't catch everything.

The ransomware epidemic: How to prep for a shakedown

The ransomware epidemic: How to prep for a shakedown

In the wake of the WannaCry ransomware attacks, Dan Larson, technical director at CrowdStrike, offers advice on why organizations should take threats seriously and how to build a strong defense.

Profiling 10 types of hackers

Profiling 10 types of hackers

Understanding the different types of hackers that exist and what motivates them can help you to identify the attackers you are most susceptible to and properly defend yourself and your organization against cyberattacks.

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