Richi Jennings

Your humble blogwatcher is an independent analyst/consultant, specializing in blogging, email, spam, and other security topics. He was voted 'Most likely to get up first to sing at karaoke' for 14 years in succession.

Richi Jennings is an independent analyst/consultant, specializing in blogging, email, spam, and other security topics. He's also the main author of Computerworld's The Long View and IT Blogwatch. He has won awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors, ABM/Jesse H. Neal, and B2B Magazine.

He was previously CTO for Samsung Contact. Prior to this, he was at Hewlett-Packard for 14 years, working in a wide variety of engineering, marketing and architect roles, mainly on OpenMail and its predecessor products.

Richi lives in England, is an un-professional DJ, rusty scuba diver, and was voted "Most likely to get up first to sing at karaoke" for 14 years in succession. You can follow him as @richi on Twitter, pretend to be Richi's friend on Facebook, Plus him at +richijennings, or just use boring old email: cw@richij.com.

(And, yes: that's Richi Jennings, not Richie Jennings; capishe?)
 

On quotations used in my articles:

When I quote other websites or writers, I will often edit for the busy reader, using a style based on accepted journalistic norms (e.g., AP; Chicago). The intention is never to change the meaning of the original. Omitted text is marked with an ellipsis (...); altered text is marked with [brackets]; typos are corrected; on extremely rare occasions, I may reorder text. I also aim to stay within the letter and spirit of copyright law: specifically, the U.S. Fair Use and UK Fair Dealing codes.

If an organization or individual so quoted objects to being quoted in this way, they can request an edit or complete removal by tweeting @RiCHi or leaving a comment at the bottom of the article; the request will then be considered by Computerworld editorial staff.
 

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Microsoft Band -- RUMOR NO MORE

Microsoft Band -- RUMOR NO MORE

Microsoft, after slimming down, now wants to stay in shape with the help of its new fitness device. Dubbed the Microsoft Band, the device has been a rumored Microsoft project for months -- but it's now 'official', going on sale in the...

FTC suing AT&T for UNLIMITED DECEPTION

FTC suing AT&T for UNLIMITED DECEPTION

AT&T it seems, is caught between a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and a hard place. Taken to task by the FTC for redefining the word 'unlimited', AT&T's definition allegedly changes depending on the amount of data a customer consumes...

Apple Pay becomes a hard pill to swallow for CVS

Apple Pay becomes a hard pill to swallow for CVS

Apple's new NFC mobile payment system -- Apple Pay -- has received generally positive reviews from users and journalists alike. On the other hand, a group of retailers known as Merchant Customer Exchange recently had a...

Is Elon Musk obsessed or POSSESSED with Artificial Intelligence?

Is Elon Musk obsessed or POSSESSED with Artificial Intelligence?

Computers have been known to act temperamental -- usually a well deserved reboot or a security patch fixes odd behavior. On a related topic of computing, Elon Musk recently made somewhat disturbing comments about the potential...

Google Inbox will change everything about email (or not)

Google Inbox will change everything about email (or not)

Meet Inbox. Not your dad's inbox, but the new (confusingly) named app from Google designed to replace dad's email inbox. Currently invite only for the hoi polloi, blogger reviews of Inbox are divided. Optimistic bloggers believe...

iCloud's man-in-the-middle is from China -- and might work for the gub'mint

iCloud's man-in-the-middle is from China -- and might work for the gub'mint

Certain folks in China may be used to hearing someone breathing when they pick up their phones (party line?), but new reports suggest Apple's iCloud service is susceptible to the same level of protection by Chinese authorities. It's...

Apple's profits up, Mac sales up, iPhone sales up, iPad sales -- DOWN

Apple's profits up, Mac sales up, iPhone sales up, iPad sales -- DOWN

Yesterday was a pretty good day for Apple -- the company reported strong sales of iPhones and Macs -- bringing forth great Q4 earnings. As if that weren't enough, bloggers are buzzing about the company's new 'Apple Pay' mobile payment...

IBM to PAY GlobalFoundries to take chip fab unit

IBM to PAY GlobalFoundries to take chip fab unit

IBM is reportedly putting up its chip fabs on the market, paying GlobalFoundries to take the money loser off its hands. Bloggers are astounded, shocked, and -- as always -- opinionated as ever.

OpenStack 10 'Juno' marries cloud, Hadoop and more...

OpenStack 10 'Juno' marries cloud, Hadoop and more...

Juno gives birth to better provisioning, policies, rescue, NFV: OpenStack, the open-source cloud OS, is at v10. Chock-full of new features and the ob. bug fixes, it's attracting attention not only from public cloud providers, but also...

Christian Bale 'is' Steve Jobs: Magical movie inbound

Christian Bale 'is' Steve Jobs: Magical movie inbound

All we ask is that it's better than the last Jobs movie: Christian Bale is to play Steve Jobs in Sony's 'official' biographical movie. The story of the Apple co-founder is based on Walter Isaacson's controversial book. The lineup of...

POODLE poos on flaw (in SSL) as Google causes panic

POODLE poos on flaw (in SSL) as Google causes panic

SSL is attack dog when protocol-downgrade sinks teeth in leg: Google infosec researchers have found a new nasty TLS downgrade attack. While we all knew these old versions of SSL crypto were insecure, it's always been thought hard to...

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