Stories by Lisa Schmeiser

Predictions gone wrong: Losing bets analysts made for 2013

Cast your mind back to the late 2000s -- when the iPhone 3G beguiled consumers and the iTunes App Store began shifting users' ideas about how they bought and used software, when Microsoft pros saw nothing but clear skies after Windows 7 cleared out the Windows Vista storm, when green technology was touted as a transformative force in IT.

Written by Lisa Schmeiser01 Jan. 14 00:51

BYOD blues: What to do when employees leave

The bring your own device (BYOD) trend is gaining steam, thanks to the cost benefits and increased productivity that can come from allowing employees to provision their own technology. Mobile workers are more likely to put in more hours, so if your employees want to buy their own equipment and do more work on their own time, it's a win for the company.

Written by Lisa Schmeiser25 June 13 15:15

Automating the cloud, one website script at a time

Cloud-based APIs offer the promise of seamless integration between services. All you need is the programming chops to make the most of them and the bandwidth to keep up with the rapid pace of change of today's most popular services.

Written by Lisa Schmeiser13 March 13 14:57

Recession-proof IT jobs

IT workers may have been tempted to switch to any other field -- other than banking, that is -- following a stream of depressing surveys that gloomily predict shrinking IT budgets and shrinking career opportunities.

Written by Lisa Schmeiser17 Oct. 08 08:52