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.

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How Apple's iCloud Private Relay creates a shadow IT nightmare

How Apple's iCloud Private Relay creates a shadow IT nightmare

iOS 15’s privacy relay feature protects consumers’ privacy, but it could undermine corporate network controls.

Android vs. iOS in the enterprise: IT now has a real choice

Android vs. iOS in the enterprise: IT now has a real choice

It used to be that Android couldn't get a second look in the enterprise. Now Apple's iOS has real competition.

How Apple is changing MDM in iOS 15

How Apple is changing MDM in iOS 15

Declarative management, rolling out today with iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, is the most significant change to Apple MDM in its 11-year history. Here’s what IT departments need to know.

From MDM to UEM in a decade: What we’ve learned about enterprise mobile management

From MDM to UEM in a decade: What we’ve learned about enterprise mobile management

Ten years ago, managing mobile devices at work required a hodgepodge collection of apps and services — and the BYOD craze only complicated things further for IT. Here’s a look at how EMM shifted and grew, where we are, and what comes...

With EMM, should you go full stack or best of breed?

With EMM, should you go full stack or best of breed?

There are pros and cons whether you choose a single vendor’s full-stack enterprise mobility management offering or pick and choose among the products that best meet your company’s needs.

Apple silicon Macs: 9 considerations for IT

Apple silicon Macs: 9 considerations for IT

Apple’s shift to customized ARM processors in its newest Mac models gives IT several things to consider when planning Mac purchases.

How Jamf fits into the enterprise device management landscape

How Jamf fits into the enterprise device management landscape

Should you consider Jamf to manage your company’s Apple devices? Here’s what you need to know.

Did Microsoft just solve a big business iPad problem

Did Microsoft just solve a big business iPad problem

One of the most disappointing things about iOS devices as business devices, and one of the things that keeps the iPad from being a true computing solution, is that there is no support for multiple-user accounts. An unlikely ally is...

When shadow IT goes remote: How to keep workers in the fold

When shadow IT goes remote: How to keep workers in the fold

IT admins have a hard enough time keeping employees on the technology straight-and-narrow in the best of times. It's even harder when a pandemic hits and everyone in the office scatters to work from home.

Amid the pandemic, using trust to fight shadow IT

Amid the pandemic, using trust to fight shadow IT

With most workers scattered at home and trying to come up with their own ad-hoc IT workarounds, there’s an easy way for IT shops to build trust: communicate.

Shadow IT goes home: How to reduce the risk

Shadow IT goes home: How to reduce the risk

As workers were forced home due to the COVID-19 crisis, the potential for shadow IT went with them to their remote offices. However, it doesn't need pose a risk. In fact, it could prove to be an asset.

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