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Stories by Shane O'Neill

How to prepare for Windows 8 even though it's not coming to enterprises

Windows 8 won't be adopted as a standard at your business anytime soon, according to a new Forrester report. But that doesn't mean IT shouldn't prepare for it to sneak through the BYOD side door. Here are five ways to be ready for Windows 8.

Written by Shane O'Neill20 May 13 20:08

In Pictures: When Tech Titans Fall from Grace

Here's our list of 14 once-elite tech companies that fell off their pedestals due to unforeseen circumstances, arrogance, ineptitude, or all of the above.

Written by Shane O'Neill10 May 13 10:10

Windows 7, iOS, BYOD redefine enterprise OS landscape

Led by Windows 7, Microsoft's operating systems still control the enterprise, but the software giant's days of dominance are waning. As a recent Forrester report highlights, mobile devices and BYOD have made the state of enterprise operating systems far more complex.

Written by Shane O'Neill25 April 13 19:19

Top 12 Microsoft Stories of 2012

It was a challenging year for Microsoft as it continued to adapt to a mobile world and launched Windows 8. Here's a look back at the most popular CIO.com stories and slideshows about Microsoft from 2012.

Written by Shane O'Neill18 Dec. 12 22:01

Mobile App Developers Speak: 'Stick to One Platform'

Shall it be iOS, Android or Windows 8? It's a tough choice these days for developers. Here are some words of advice from two in-demand developers. Key tip: Don't be a platform jumper.

Written by Shane O'Neill14 Nov. 12 23:32

Can Windows 8 Give Developers What iOS and Android Lack?

Microsoft's future hinges on attracting developers to build Windows 8 apps. But by offering financial incentives, supporting a range of programming languages and allowing developers to write code once for multiple devices, those developers may soon follow.

Written by Shane O'Neill07 Nov. 12 20:10

Windows 8 tablets in the enterprise: The pros and cons

In the two and a half years since the release of the first-generation iPad, tablets of various shapes and sizes have sparked a revolution among consumers, who are now no longer afraid to take their touch-enabled tablets to work.

Written by Shane O'Neill17 Oct. 12 18:59

In Pictures: The evolution of the tablet PC

We live in explosively innovative times for tablet computing and mobile apps. But it didn't all happen overnight. Most attempts to build a tablet-like computer, going back to the '70s, were not successful. Yet every failure was a lesson learned that led us to the iPad. Here's a look back at how the modern tablet came to be.

Written by Shane O'Neill15 Oct. 12 08:05

Windows 8 beats out iOS and Android at Seton Hall

The release of Windows 8 may still be months away, but Seton Hall University isn't waiting for general availability of the new operating system in October. It's already using it on tablets and ultrabooks.

Written by Shane O'Neill06 Aug. 12 14:20

Windows To Go: The do's and don'ts

At Microsoft TechEd 2012 this week in Orlando, Florida, the term "Windows to Go" was thrown around more than "Cloud".

Written by Shane O'Neill13 June 12 21:54