Richard Hoffman

15 video conferencing products that are enterprise-ready

5 top ways to run Windows on a Mac

5 top ways to run Windows on a Mac

With options ranging from Boot Camp to Parallels to VirtualBox and others, the big question is which one makes it easy to manage Windows-running Macs within your enterprise IT infrastructure.

The paranoid Windows traveler’s data-protection checklist

The paranoid Windows traveler’s data-protection checklist

Going overseas with your Windows laptop? Make sure corporate data is secure when crossing the border.

The paranoid Android traveler’s data-protection checklist

The paranoid Android traveler’s data-protection checklist

When you’re going overseas with your Android hardware, make sure corporate data is secure when crossing the border.

The paranoid Mac traveler’s 10-point data protection checklist

The paranoid Mac traveler’s 10-point data protection checklist

Getting stopped at the border while traveling and having authorities go through your iPhone, tablet or laptop is no longer the stuff of spy novels. Here's how to safeguard your data.

The Apple vs. Samsung decision is a game-changer

Samsung's big patent fight loss to Apple could have far-reaching consequences for smartphone makers, especially those that have adopted many of the gesture-based elements users now expect, says Richard Hoffman.

Always start with the foundation: Governance is never optional

After previously dividing the realm of IT problems and projects into broad, high-level categories (the classic who/what/where/when), it’s a good time to dive into just one of these -- the question of “who.”  Specifically, “who” is...

The 'sealed-box' Mac: Cutting-edge design or planned obsolescence?

Apple's new top-of-the-line 15-in. MacBook Pro, with its ground-breaking Retina display, is drool-worthy, says columnist Richard Hoffman. But it comes with a cost: There are no user-replaceable parts whatsoever.

3 simple strategic questions to master IT chaos

If you don't keep moving, you're roadkill.  Early in our careers, we learned that standing still is not an option if we want to survive and succeed. It is a true cliché that in IT, as in life in general, the only constant is...

Richard Hoffman

Richard Hoffman is an IT strategist, technology analyst, systems architect, semi-professional heretic, a former editor for numerous technology publications, and started his first computer consulting business at the age of 14.  He...

Virtual realities: All the world on a Mac

Virtualization on the Mac is a fairly new phenomenon, and getting here took some doing. Columnist Richard Hoffman explains.

FAQ: Why open-source Java?

Sun Microsystems' announcement that it will release the Java programming language under an open-source license raises a lot of questions. In this FAQ, Java expert Richard Hoffman tackles some of the basic history behind this decision,...

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