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Until joining MobileIron in November 2014, Ryan Faas was a technology journalist and author who had been writing about Apple, business and enterprise IT topics, and the mobile industry for over a decade. He is author and/or editor of ten technology books. He is a prolific freelance writer whose work has been featured on Computerworld, Enterprise Mobile Today, InformIT, Peachpit Press, Cult of Mac, Cult of Android, About.com, and Datamation. In 2008 he was awarded a Neal National Business Journalism award for his work featured in Computerworld's "Week of Leopard" series.

In addition to writing, Ryan has spent a large portion of the past fifteen years in the systems/network engineering and IT management fields as an IT director, systems administrator, trainer, and all round multi-platform and mobile device technology consultant. His client list ranges from human services agencies, small non-profits, and private schools to fortune 500 hundred companies and major media agencies.

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Why privacy rules for HealthKit and HomeKit are a huge advantage for Apple

Apple has added a list of rules about how developers can use HealthKit, HomeKit, and keyboard data. And those rules could help it win over consumers.

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The top iOS 8 features for business users

iOS 8 has a bunch of features that business users in particular will love. Here are the ones we're looking forward to the most.

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13 things OS X Yosemite beta testers need to know

Apple last allowed public testing of a pre-release OS 14 years ago, but now it's letting OS X 10.10 out for an early spin.

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What iOS 8, OS X Yosemite, and iCloud Drive will mean in the enterprise

Apple's WWDC announcements were big news for end-users and developers. But what about corporate customers? Here's what iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite will mean for them.

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Apple signals more aggressive move into the enterprise

At Monday's earnings call, Apple execs made it clear in lots of little ways that they have their eyes on the enterprise market for iOS.

Apple and the enterprise: A complicated relationship

Over the past 15 years, Apple has worked, and at times struggled, to figure out the best way to integrate its products into enterprise environments. Columnist Ryan Faas takes a look at that complex relationship.

How Apple's iWatch could revolutionize mobile security

The iWatch is meant to tether to an iPhone or iPad, which allow it to serve as a security token for advanced authentication.

Apple plays hardball with iPad mini reveal

In staging an Apple event on Tuesday to unveil the long-awaited iPad Mini, Apple is poised to steal a lot of Microsoft's thunder. That's symbolic of a confident Apple, says columnist Ryan Faas.

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How Mobile, BYOD and Younger Workers Are Reinventing IT

Changes are coming to IT, so you'd better be ready.

What's up for Apple in 2012?

2011 was a big year for Apple.

12 Valuable Tools for Managing Business Macs

The knock on managing Macs in business environments has long been Apple's ambivalent attitude toward providing significant enterprise support.

IT's Guide to Managing Macs in the OS X Lion Era

User interest and bring-your-own-tech policies are pushing Macs beyond their traditional business niches. Here's how to embrace them.

Business Secrets of Steve Jobs

Analysis: Apple's late co-founder leaves some prescient lessons that CEOs and managers in all sectors and in companies of all shapes and sizes can learn from.

Google Docs Reconsidered: Hands-on With the Suite

Here's a closer look at Google Docs and its new features, from someone who uses the productivity suite every day.

Can HP's WebOS and TouchPad Slow Down the iPad?

HP's tablet operating system has unique qualities that could give it an advantage over other iPad competitors.