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.
 

Disclosures

For a list of disclosures and potential conflicts, please see richij.com/bio
 

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Today in eyeroll: Apple sued by Ericsson, and again by Smartflash, a ''patent troll''

Wait, WHAT? HP buying Aruba, say deep-throats

Wait, WHAT? HP buying Aruba, say deep-throats

Super-secret-squirrel rumor-mongers say HP is buying Aruba Networks, a leading Wi-Fi infrastructure outfit. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers get connected...

FCC net-neutrality vote is GO, as GOP gives up (but beware friendly-fire)

FCC net-neutrality vote is GO, as GOP gives up (but beware friendly-fire)

Things are looking up for FCC Chair Tom Wheeler's net-neutrality proposal. Democracy FTW! But there may be a last-minute, dramatic insect in the topical medicine...

Chromebook Pixel 2 rumors reach fever pitch

Chromebook Pixel 2 rumors reach fever pitch

Yes, Virginia, we're getting a new Chromebook Pixel 2. Google accidentally pre-announced it yesterday, but the release date should be during Google I/O 2015, in late June. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers reach out and touch the cloud...

Furious Lenovo users get bad aftertaste from smelly Superfish

Furious Lenovo users get bad aftertaste from smelly Superfish

Consumers are accustomed to finding shovelware, bloatware or adware installed on new PCs, mobiles and tablets. Annoying and as hard to remove as bot flies, it needlessly consumes system resources. However, if you've bought a Lenovo PC...

HP to sell Linux switches: Call the box 'white' or 'brite' -- Meg's in the fight

HP to sell Linux switches: Call the box 'white' or 'brite' -- Meg's in the fight

HP vs. Cisco: FIGHT! HP is diving into the white-box SDN switch market ('brite box' if you insist). But Cisco stubbornly sticks to the knitting. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers break out the popcorn...

White House gives DJ Patil new job (but what a mouthful)

White House gives DJ Patil new job (but what a mouthful)

What's a CDSaDCTODT? Dhanurjay 'DJ' Patil is now the U.S. (deep breath) Chief Data Scientist and Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Policy. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers say it four times fast...

So. IBM starts Spectrum storage software strategy. Satisfactory?

So. IBM starts Spectrum storage software strategy. Satisfactory?

IBM is crowing about investing $1B in storage software. But not just any old software. Oh no. Big, intelligent, software-defined storage software. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers get the blues.

NSA controls your hard drive? What is the Equation Group?

NSA controls your hard drive? What is the Equation Group?

According to Russian researchers, the NSA can reprogram your hard drive firmware. And you can't do a thing about it. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers sit quietly and don tinfoil headgear...

Is YOUR money safe? Banks lose $1B from Carbanak / Anunak hacks

Is YOUR money safe? Banks lose $1B from Carbanak / Anunak hacks

'Cybergang' dubbed Carbanak or Anunak blamed for stealing as much as $1,000,000,000 from more than 30 banks. Eugene Kaspersky's eponymous AV company revealed the problem this morning.

Memex: Science vs. Sex (your tax dollars at work)

Memex: Science vs. Sex (your tax dollars at work)

Sex trafficers beware. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) says it's getting good at scanning the mysterious 'Dark Web.' In IT Blogwatch, bloggers manipulate the midi-chlorians...

Apple fixing its awful Chinese labor mess, claims Cook

Apple fixing its awful Chinese labor mess, claims Cook

It must be time for another Apple 'supplier responsibility' progress report. You know the drill: Apple tells us how everything's OK over in China, Congo and all the other places in its shiny supply chain.

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