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.

Is it bad to give employees too many tech options?

Apple’s iMessage is looking more like a workday collaboration platform

Apple’s iMessage is looking more like a workday collaboration platform

While iMessage will get some serious collaborative boosts later this year in iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura, it already has many of the features in place to make it a powerful platform.

IT and the Great Resignation

IT and the Great Resignation

The ongoing talent upheaval affecting almost every industry isn't just an HR problem. IT has an important role to play, too.

How Apple is updating mobile device management

How Apple is updating mobile device management

At last week's WWDC, Apple rolled out a slew of changes that affect device management overall or apply to declarative management used on individual devices. Here's a rundown of the changes and why they matter.

Apple offers devs two useful enterprise security tools

Apple offers devs two useful enterprise security tools

New technologies Apple highlighted at this month's WWDC show the company understands how the enterprise security landscape is changing — and underline a commitment to provide the tools needed to deal with that landscape.

'Sign in with Apple' comes to the enterprise

'Sign in with Apple' comes to the enterprise

Users get simpler logins to business or education apps and websites. IT admins get greater control. What's not to love?

What to do if the Mac you need is delayed?

What to do if the Mac you need is delayed?

Serious supply chain delays have hit Apple, so if your company (or university) is looking for new Macs, you'd better order them as soon as possible.

Note to IT: Apple's upcoming public betas can be your friend

Note to IT: Apple's upcoming public betas can be your friend

The public betas for Apple's iOS 16, iPadOS 16 and macOS 13 (Ventura) will be released in July. What's an IT desk to do with eager would-be beta testers? Use them to your advantage.

It’s been a big year for Apple in the enterprise

It’s been a big year for Apple in the enterprise

Apple has announced several major changes for the enterprise over the past year. What do they portend for WWDC 2022?

RIP, macOS Server

RIP, macOS Server

Apple finally made official what's been the de facto truth for years: macOS Server is dead after 23 years.

5 ways COVID-19 has changed healthcare IT

5 ways COVID-19 has changed healthcare IT

During the pandemic, IT has supported overburdened medical professionals with multi-hospital dashboards, better health-record integration, automated patient monitoring, and more.

Jamf and more: Apple MDM tools for smaller businesses

Jamf and more: Apple MDM tools for smaller businesses

Jamf is the most well-known Apple MDM vendor, but small to midsize organizations have plenty of other options for managing Apple devices.

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