Kevin Fogarty

Kevin FogartyCIO

Kevin Fogarty is a freelance writer, editor, and analyst who has covered every unprecedented, technology-driven shift in the firmament of business and society since before the invention of the web. His stories describe the impact of new technology in terms accessible to non-specialists but he personally has been mocked as a geek by technical experts in a dozen abstruse beats, including networking, cloud computing, security, hacktivism, defense and cyberwar, virtualization, data-centerĀ  and mobile technologies, web development, social networking, big data and robotics. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Boston Globe,, InformationWeek, CIO, Computerworld, Network World and a range of cut-and-paste content-aggregation sites.

6 Tips: Building Bulletproof Exchange E-Mail in the Cloud

In the hotel business, IT people are used to having to create standardized technology services to share with parts of the company that they don't necessarily own.

Congress Tinkers with Internet Regulations

The House spending bill is riddled with measures to yank funding for regulatory agencies and consumer protection, including tech-related ones.

Geek Valentines That Fall Short

Analysis: Here are some suggestions for digital treats that may -- or may not -- impress your techie valentine.


Verizon Sues to Protect its Right to Pillage

Analysis: A helpless telecom giant asks the court for protection from watered-down network neutrality rules. Really?

Texter Who Fell into Fountain Chagrined over YouTube Video

Analysis: Mall security apparently posted the video; the embarrassed texter threatens to sue.


Hacks to Speed Up Firefox

Analysis: Here's a handful of tips, add-ons and exercises to get Mozilla's browser into top form.

Simple, Cheap Apps For Keeping Secrets Online

These easy-to-use VPN apps keep you anonymous wherever you're accessing the Net.

Net Neutrality Gets Worked Over at CES

Analysis: A presentation and discussion with FCC Chief of Staff Ed Lazarus turned contentious as the audience raised objections to the FCC's December ruling creating a two-tier Internet.

Microsoft Takes Another Shot at Tablets

Analysis: If Microsoft is willing to look beyond Wintel to ARM, the company might be able to leap on tablet bandwagon before it rolls out of sight.

Epic Gifts to Avoid this Christmas

Analysis: Some items flip the "cool" switch so hard you don't notice the red "stay away" flags until later.

Most Disturbing WikiLeaks Revelation: 'Worst Sex Ever'

Police report makes Julian Assange sound, at best, like a creeper.

FCC creates a monster, gives it control of the Internet

Carriers can strangle competitors, charge others through the nose

An App for That: Getting Pizza, Avoiding Tigers, And These

Analysis: Some apps show what quick processors, good data connections, slick programming and innovative thinking can give you.

Comcast vs. Netflix: Who's the Villain?

Analysis: If customers streaming Netflix are overburdening Comcast, maybe the ISP needs to boost its bandwidth to match its promises.

Why You Don't Want Tiered Internet Costs

Tiered net neutrality plan maximizes costs at no real benefit to customers