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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Windows SOMETHING will be a free upgrade for Windows 8 users

Amazon AWS EC2: Always on (uhh... except when it's not)

Amazon AWS EC2: Always on (uhh... except when it's not)

Jeff Bezos looks astonished: Many Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Instances will reboot themselves over the next few days. Looks like there's a nasty Xen bug that's responsible, but Amazon is being cagey about...

BlackBerry Passport: Hello, innovation. Goodbye, BYOD?

BlackBerry Passport: Hello, innovation. Goodbye, BYOD?

Square display is not for squares: We have seen the future, and it's square. At least, that's what BlackBerry would have us believe. Early reactions to its new Passport smartphone are... Well, read on to find out. In IT Blogwatch,...

Google's massive new Dutch data center to cost $770M

Google's massive new Dutch data center to cost $770M

Eemshaven's mean, green, advertising machine: Google is to build a new European data center in the Dutch city of Eemshaven, Groningen. It's said to be "hyper-efficient," whatever that means. But la GOOG isn't the only company...

Talk to my coworkers? Are you MAD? Ray Ozzie's latest wild idea: Talko

Talk to my coworkers? Are you MAD? Ray Ozzie's latest wild idea: Talko

If you don't talk happy and you never dream, then you'll never have a dream come true: Ray Ozzie is back, baby. His new startup, Talko aims to get us talking on the phone again -- but not on phone calls. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers say,...

iOS 8 problems not so magical: Slow, Laggy, Bloaty, Crashy, Buggy, Drainy and Doc

iOS 8 problems not so magical: Slow, Laggy, Bloaty, Crashy, Buggy, Drainy and Doc

99 iOS 8 problems, but The Witch ain't one: Bang on cue, early-adopting iMagicMirror owners are finding their devices suffering some seriously poisoned Apple. Here we go again. Every 'magical' update causes suspicious slowdowns in...

Net-neutrality craziness: Fools on the Hill shill as FCC flounders

Net-neutrality craziness: Fools on the Hill shill as FCC flounders

Chair Tom Wheeler vs. the corporations: The FCC is trying to make a sound decision about this net-neutrality thing. That's not helped by a succession of industry-funded lobbyists and lawmakers, trying to shout louder than We, The...

iPhone 6 reviews are IN (by friends of Apple, at least)

iPhone 6 reviews are IN (by friends of Apple, at least)

The press embargo is over, so here's what the reviews say: One iPhone 6 review after another just hit the Web. Don't have time to digest them all? Instead, read Richi's review roundup. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers can't agree what they...

Windows 9 preview download in 2--3 weeks

Windows 9 preview download in 2--3 weeks

Redmond warming up official Tech Preview build, as videos of Partner Preview leak: Prepare to download the Windows 9 preview build. Microsoft confirmed it'll unveil the next version of Windows -- codenamed Threshold -- in two short...

Moto X, pure as the driven snow, to be presold out on Tuesday!

Moto X, pure as the driven snow, to be presold out on Tuesday!

Motorola mobiles and watches are taking the world by storm! The Pure Edition and 360 (but not quite) available for presale on Tuesday! What do bloggers think?! In IT Blogwatch, bloggers get close to going around and around.

Yahoo! caved to U.S. PRISM threat (because money)

Yahoo! caved to U.S. PRISM threat (because money)

While Yahoo! initially fought NSA order, it didn't take it to the Supremes: Yahoo! is crowing about how it fought an order to hand over private user information. However, it's emerged that it gave up after the government threatened...

No, Gmail was not cracked! Don't believe bogus blogs

No, Gmail was not cracked! Don't believe bogus blogs

Do you trust every word you read on the Web? Worrying reports out of Russia apparently claim that Gmail was hacked and your login details were stolen. Or, at least, that's the breathless interpretation of countless bloggers and...

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