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.

Apple's macOS Server strategy shifts again

The rise of virtual assistants in the office

The rise of virtual assistants in the office

Between Apple's Siri, Google Assistant and Amazon's Alexa, the workplace is getting rather chatty. Expect that trend to continue in 2018, but don't count on voice-activated assistants to tackle just any task.

What Face ID means for iOS and device access

What Face ID means for iOS and device access

Apple’s new biometric technology – a highlight feature in the soon-to-be-released iPhone X – could someday launch 1,000 ships (or open 1,000 doors).

The 3 keys to getting value from custom-built apps

The 3 keys to getting value from custom-built apps

Whether a company is building for mobile users, the desktop or the web, custom apps can solve a lot of enterprise problems – if IT does all the right things in the right order.

Why companies need to embrace augmented reality

Why companies need to embrace augmented reality

Apple is doubling down on the technology, which means it'll be showing up soon on millions of iPhones and iPads and could be a boon to collaboration and workplace productivity.

How iOS 11 makes mobile management easier

How iOS 11 makes mobile management easier

Apple's upcoming iOS, due out this fall comes with new management features that build on the enterprise features rolled out earlier this year in iOS 10.3.

How IT should prep for Apple's public OS betas

How IT should prep for Apple's public OS betas

With the arrival of Apple's public betas of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, users will be downloading unfinished software to their computers and iDevices. Is your IT shop ready for the aftermath?

With iOS 11, Apple focuses on enterprise users

With iOS 11, Apple focuses on enterprise users

Apple's using its mobile OS to re-shape how enterprises use iPads for business, and it's finally getting the "Pro" part of the iPad Pro right.

The top 5 mistakes enterprise devs make when building mobile apps

The top 5 mistakes enterprise devs make when building mobile apps

While many organizations have embraced the need for mobile apps to get work done or address customer needs, development efforts sometimes fail. Here's why.

What iOS 10.3 offers the enterprise

What iOS 10.3 offers the enterprise

Apple's iOS 10.3 includes several new features for enterprise and education institutions that go far beyond just the new APFS file system.

What IT needs to know about iOS 10

What IT needs to know about iOS 10

iOS 10 offers a range of technologies that make the iPhone and iPad even better enterprise devices and network citizens. But there are a couple of caveats.

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.

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