Robert L. ScheierCSO

Robert L. Scheier is a veteran IT journalist based in Swampscott, Mass. Disclosure: He also writes for Hewlett-Packad's marketing website TechBeacon.

Cloud Computing Tools: Improving Security Through Visibility and Automation

Current management tools ease (but certainly don't end) cloud security jitters.

Mobile Apps: The IT Pro's New Power Tools

Heavy-duty mobile IT apps for the iPad, iPhone, and Android devices have many IT departments on the move.

Why Social Tech's Real Value Is Inside the Business

Although companies have been urged to adopt "Web 2.0" and social technologies for years now, the truth is that relatively few have done so internally in any serious way -- and use inside the business is where the most value can be gained.