Marc Ferranti

Editor in Chief

Marc Ferranti is the editor in chief of the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

The top 10 stories of 2017: Security woes, autonomous machines – and a very cool phone

Zoho's latest pitch: Run your entire business for $1 a day per user

Zoho's latest pitch: Run your entire business for $1 a day per user

Zoho's new offering, Zoho One, brings together all of the company's 30+ apps for $30 a month per user.

Lenovo's new workstation is 'Tiny' but packs a punch

Lenovo's new workstation is 'Tiny' but packs a punch

Windows users working in tight spaces who are looking for a small workstation with multiple display ports and solid processing power have a new contender to check out: the ThinkStation P320 Tiny.

2016's top 10 tech stories: Post-PC, post-reality

2016's top 10 tech stories: Post-PC, post-reality

Evolution inevitably entails the creation of new problems, and the big tech stories of the year show that this goes for IT just like anything else.

ZoneSavvy taps big data to help SMBs find best sites for businesses

ZoneSavvy taps big data to help SMBs find best sites for businesses

Location, location, location: As the old joke goes, those are the three keys to business success. Now, with big data analysis, corporations can be smarter than ever before about where to open up new offices or businesses.

IBM's Watson IoT hits the skies with Aerialtronics drone deal

IBM's Watson IoT hits the skies with Aerialtronics drone deal

A.I.-powered drones soon will be everywhere, monitoring crowds at major events, checking out traffic patterns on busy roads, surveying disaster sites and inspecting airplanes.

Microsoft wins appeal over U.S. government access to emails held overseas

Microsoft wins appeal over U.S. government access to emails held overseas

A U.S. appeals court has quashed a search warrant that would have required Microsoft to disclose contents of emails stored on a server in Ireland, in a case that has broad ramifications for privacy, diplomatic relations and the...

Slow growth ahead for IT spending, Gartner says

Slow growth ahead for IT spending, Gartner says

The days of go-go, double-digit growth for tech are long gone and don't appear to be on the way back anytime soon.

Data scientist Hilary Mason wants to show you the (near) future

Data scientist Hilary Mason wants to show you the (near) future

Fast Forward Labs is a startup founded to help companies innovate and compete using what founder and CEO Hilary Mason calls "recently possible" machine intelligence techniques and technology.

IBM unveils new APIs, 'experience centers' for Watson IoT unit

IBM unveils new APIs, 'experience centers' for Watson IoT unit

Strengthening its push into the Internet of Things, IBM is making a range of application programming interfaces (APIs) available through its Watson IoT unit and opening up new facilities for the group.

Top 10 IT stories: 2015, a year of transformation and transition

Top 10 IT stories: 2015, a year of transformation and transition

Cloud and mobile computing have created an imperative for the tech world: Change or fail. Here, are the IDG News Service's picks for the top 10 tech stories of 2015.

Digital transformation spurs tech M&A to close in on record

Digital transformation spurs tech M&A to close in on record

The digital transformation of business via cloud, mobile and big data technology is fueling IT mergers and acquisitions, which are set to rocket past the record level set back in 2000 when the dot-com era crested.

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