Scot Finnie

Scot Finnie, former Editor in Chief of Computerworld, is a freelance writer with decades of experience covering the IT industry.

Microsoft awakes

Microsoft awakes

The company is finding its way again. It’s already a power in cloud computing. Could it finally begin to master mobile?

Out with the old, in with the new

Out with the old, in with the new

Welcome to the new Computerworld, a completely reimagined, redesigned and re-architected website.

Scot Finnie: The continuing evolution of Computerworld

Computerworld's editor in chief bids farewell to the print edition of the magazine and announces the imminent arrival of a new digital edition.

Scot Finnie: Career doors are opening wide everywhere for IT pros

At many organizations, there's no longer a linear career path to a senior IT position. The trick is to not shy away from new experiences. Embrace change. Immerse yourself and get up to speed. Look at change as an opportunity to grow.

How Apple is playing hardball with Microsoft

Tucked in amongst Apple's several hardware debuts last month was word that the company will stop charging for OS X and iWork. Why is Apple willing to forgo this small revenue stream? How might it affect IT buyers? The move is...

Scot Finnie: Can Microsoft make a comeback after Ballmer?

Whoever becomes Microsoft's new CEO needs to create a culture that encourages employees to voice ideas.

Scot Finnie: Is Apple OK?

It has stumbled under Tim Cook, and 2013 has been mighty thin in terms of product launches. Can it still do amazing things?

Scot Finnie: A call for mobile innovation

A lot more innovation is desperately needed for mobile hardware design and platforms. Are Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft up to the task?

Scot Finnie: This year's Premier 100 honorees are entrepreneurial leaders

They use many tactics and strategies, but some of the most important involve analytics, business process, shrewd investment and management.

Scot Finnie: 5 tips for developing successful mobile apps

The world has endured the release of a whole lot of mediocre, or even useless, mobile apps. It's time to consider some best practices for app development.

Scot Finnie: Personal data syncing to the cloud is broken; let's fix it

The vendors behind sync services seem to be more interested in positioning their wares against competitors than in delivering solid services that integrate with a variety of platforms.

Scot Finnie: Where will IT be in 5 years?

Most IT predictions are two-dimensional, featuring forecasts in which the big trend of the day takes over and completely changes IT.

Scot Finnie: What needs to change in the mobile market

It's a dysfunctional industry reliant on a triad of supporting companies with their own priorities. Insider (registration required)

Scot Finnie: The real CoIT

The consumerization of IT is about much more than just BYOD.

Scot Finnie: Stuxnet was a wake-up call, but don't fall back asleep

It's clear that U.S. businesses and infrastructure operators haven't even begun to prepare to defend against cyber-espionage and sabotage.

Playing the Wrong Hand With Windows 8

Microsoft is gambling its reputation with its upcoming operating system.

Scot Finnie

Scot Finnie is Computerworld's editor in chief. He has been a technology journalist, reviewer and editor for more than 20 years. Catch up on Finnie's other articles.

Platform Agnostic

Thoughts about mobile platforms, operating systems, apps and everything IT.

Are Tablets Inevitable as PC Replacements?

Tablets are making huge inroads, but PCs aren't even close to being dead yet

I dumped my iPhone 4 for the Android Galaxy Nexus

I like a lot of things about my iPhone 4, but I don't like the way Apple seems to be closing its ecosystem again. So when the Samsung Galaxy Nexus arrived, I got rid of the iPhone and moved to Android.

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