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.

Anti-Virus Software Driving You Mad? 5 Fight-Back Tips

Security programs still hog PC resources and cause all kinds of hassles. Here's how to get better control of antivirus software and make it work for you.

Why Microsoft Declared War on Google Over Android

The real issue behind the Android patent lawsuits is licensing revenue, with Redmond holding a gun to the heads of device makers.

Firefox 4: Three Ways It Beats IE and Chrome Browsers

The browser wars are back with a vengeance, which means your choices keep on coming: Firefox 4 hits this week.'s Bill Snyder breaks down several features...

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?