Bill SnyderColumnist, CIO

San Francisco journalist Bill Snyder writes frequently about business and technology. He writes the Tech's Bottom Line blog for InfoWorld, and his work appears regularly in and the publications of Stanford's Graduate School of Business and the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. He welcomes your comments and suggestions.

Cloud Tools Organize Your Messy Digital Life

When people moved from paper to digital files on a computer, it didn't take long to realize that you can get just as burdened by digital stuff as by hard copies.

Consumer Tech is Coming to the Workplace -- Stop Fighting It!

Wars between IT and users over mobile and social technologies are battles that no one can win -- but developers can end

HP's WebOS Strategy: Don't Make Me Laugh

Hewlett-Packard has too few developers, a me-too mobile OS, and a bozo CEO. Apple and Google have nothing to worry about.

Smartphone Security Threats Overdramatized, Experts Say

Don't believe the hype that says mobile malware will soon flood our smartphones, experts say.

Why the Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted

Twitter and Facebook didn't create the Egyptian revolution. But Silicon Valley's belief they did shows the smug, ethnocentric blindness that's damaging the technology industry

Should You File Taxes on Your Smartphone?

It's almost March and that means tax day is marching relentlessly closer. As always, the major providers of tax prep software have tweaked their offerings.

Deadly Sins the Tech Industry Can't Seem to Shake

Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result is crazy. So why does the tech industry keep making the same mistakes?

Mobile Phone Data Plans: New Gotchas

Ah, the good old days. Of last year. When nearly all wireless data plans were of the all-you-can-eat variety and you could download your fingers off with nary a care. That's not the case any more.

5 New Online Security Threats to Avoid

Hackers just keep devising new ways to target Facebook and users. Read up on these five threats before you're "spear phished"--or worse.

Five Ways to Speed Up Your Home Network

Maybe you're tired of paying the cable company and want to get your movies and other entertainment from the Web. Naturally you'll want to watch those shows on...

As PC Virus Turns 25, New Worry Emerges: Attack Toolkits

25 years ago, two brothers from Pakistan released the Brain Virus. Today, hackers can buy ready-made toolkits to launch malware attacks - and this trend should concern you.

7 Technology Habits of Smart People

I can't help you lose weight or stop smoking, but I can give you a few ideas to make technology work better for you.

Hackers Find New Way to Cheat Wall Street

Side-channel attack on high-frequency trading networks could net a hacker millions of dollars in seconds -- and leave everyone else much poorer

5 Fixes for iTunes' Famous Flaws

Apple's iTunes has its flaws and isn't nearly as flexible as it should be. There are ways to fix some of the flaws via free or low-cost add-ons.

Google Turns Borg: Time to Rein in the Search Giant

Analysis: Google's move into online advertising shows its intent to assimilate all Web business -- and become a new Microsoft.