Scot Finnie

Editor in Chief, Computerworld

Scot Finnie was Editor in Chief of Computerworld.

How Apple is playing hardball with Microsoft

Tucked in amongst Apple's several hardware debuts last month was word that the company will stop charging for OS X and iWork. Why is Apple willing to forgo this small revenue stream? How might it affect IT buyers? The move is...

Scot Finnie: Can Microsoft make a comeback after Ballmer?

Whoever becomes Microsoft's new CEO needs to create a culture that encourages employees to voice ideas.

Scot Finnie: Is Apple OK?

It has stumbled under Tim Cook, and 2013 has been mighty thin in terms of product launches. Can it still do amazing things?

Scot Finnie: A call for mobile innovation

A lot more innovation is desperately needed for mobile hardware design and platforms. Are Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft up to the task?

Scot Finnie: This year's Premier 100 honorees are entrepreneurial leaders

They use many tactics and strategies, but some of the most important involve analytics, business process, shrewd investment and management.

Scot Finnie: 5 tips for developing successful mobile apps

The world has endured the release of a whole lot of mediocre, or even useless, mobile apps. It's time to consider some best practices for app development.

Scot Finnie: Personal data syncing to the cloud is broken; let's fix it

The vendors behind sync services seem to be more interested in positioning their wares against competitors than in delivering solid services that integrate with a variety of platforms.

Scot Finnie: Where will IT be in 5 years?

Most IT predictions are two-dimensional, featuring forecasts in which the big trend of the day takes over and completely changes IT.

Scot Finnie: What needs to change in the mobile market

It's a dysfunctional industry reliant on a triad of supporting companies with their own priorities. Insider (registration required)

Scot Finnie: The real CoIT

The consumerization of IT is about much more than just BYOD.

Scot Finnie: Stuxnet was a wake-up call, but don't fall back asleep

It's clear that U.S. businesses and infrastructure operators haven't even begun to prepare to defend against cyber-espionage and sabotage.

Playing the Wrong Hand With Windows 8

Microsoft is gambling its reputation with its upcoming operating system.

Scot Finnie

Scot Finnie is Computerworld's editor in chief. He has been a technology journalist, reviewer and editor for more than 20 years. Catch up on Finnie's other articles.

Platform Agnostic

Thoughts about mobile platforms, operating systems, apps and everything IT.

Are Tablets Inevitable as PC Replacements?

Tablets are making huge inroads, but PCs aren't even close to being dead yet

I dumped my iPhone 4 for the Android Galaxy Nexus

I like a lot of things about my iPhone 4, but I don't like the way Apple seems to be closing its ecosystem again. So when the Samsung Galaxy Nexus arrived, I got rid of the iPhone and moved to Android.

Calculated Risk-Takers

Scot Finnie says the members of this year's class of Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders understand their companies' business needs and are willing to take risks to put their companies ahead.

Scot Finnie: Mobile Is Immediate

Smartphone usage is exploding. That creates challenges for enterprise IT shops that have to adapt to BYOD policies, but competition could bring welcome change to the mobile industry.

A Running Start to 2012

Scot Finnie offers his predictions of developments we're likely to see in IT in the coming year.

Kindle Touch review: A dramatic improvement over the Kindle 3

This article was updated to include initial impressions of Amazon's "lighted" case for the Kindle Touch, which arrived November 23. The Kindle Touch was all I had eyes for. When Amazon announced a whole new line of Kindles, it seemed...

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