Ryan Faas

Contributing Writer

Ryan Faas is a technology journalist and author who had been writing about Apple, business and enterprise IT topics, and the mobile industry for over a decade. He is author and/or editor of ten technology books. He is a prolific freelance writer whose work has been featured on Computerworld, Enterprise Mobile Today, InformIT, Peachpit Press, Cult of Mac, Cult of Android, About.com, and Datamation. In 2008 he was awarded a Neal National Business Journalism award for his work featured in Computerworld's "Week of Leopard" series.

In addition to writing, Ryan has spent a large portion of the past fifteen years in the systems/network engineering and IT management fields as an IT director, systems administrator, trainer, and all round multi-platform and mobile device technology consultant. His client list ranges from human services agencies, small non-profits, and private schools to fortune 500 hundred companies and major media agencies. He also worked for mobile management provider MobileIron from November 2014 until October 2015.


Hiding in plain sight: Apple is still an innovator

Hiding in plain sight: Apple is still an innovator

Though this week's big Apple event felt 'light' in terms of headline-grabbing hardware, it's clear the company is still moving forward.

How businesses can use Pokemon Go to succeed

How businesses can use Pokemon Go to succeed

Pokemon Go has been a phenomenon since its launch and its location-based, augmented reality nature could make it a boon for small businesses.

Windows as a Service: What's it mean?

Windows as a Service: What's it mean?

Microsoft's decision to unveil a subscription licensing model for Windows 10 for enterprises could be a boon for some companies, a bust for others. Here's what to consider.

WWDC 2016: Across its OSes, Apple evolves and integrates

WWDC 2016: Across its OSes, Apple evolves and integrates

Apple this year has clearly made a variety of moves to evolve its four platforms in ways that will make life easier for users.

Apple's healthy CareKit revolution

Apple's healthy CareKit revolution

Apple's new CareKit developer framework allows developers and doctors to connect copious amounts of healthcare data -- and make sense of it all. The end result should be healthier patients.

15 years of OS X: How Apple's big gamble paid off

15 years of OS X: How Apple's big gamble paid off

When it debuted in 2001, it wasn't at all clear how the desktop OS would open the door to future innovation. And check out the Mingis on Tech video about what's still missing in the OS X experience.

Why the iPad Pro may, or may not, work at work

Why the iPad Pro may, or may not, work at work

Apple's touting the iPad Pro as a full PC replacement. That might be true for anyone who's really mobile, but if access to legacy apps and corporate systems like Active Directory are important, it might not fit the bill.

Here's where Microsoft is going with mobile

Here's where Microsoft is going with mobile

Getting its software onto every possible platform was only step one for Microsoft. Here's what the company likely has in mind for its next mobile move.

'Shared iPad' in Apple's iOS 9.3 update is a big deal

'Shared iPad' in Apple's iOS 9.3 update is a big deal

Apple this week offered a tantalizing preview of its next update for iOS 9, showcasing Night Shift, CarPlay enhancements and -- most importantly -- a feature for education users that would fit right in at the office.

What Apple could learn from Windows 10

What Apple could learn from Windows 10

After spending the past few months living with Windows 10, columnist Ryan Faas says there are aspects of Microsoft's OS that Apple should learn from and adopt.

Here's what Apple's planning for 2016

Here's what Apple's planning for 2016

As 2015 draws to a close, it's a good time to look back at what Apple did this past year with an eye on what that means for 2016.

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