Ryan Faas

Contributing Writer

Ryan Faas is 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. He also worked for mobile management provider MobileIron from November 2014 until October 2015.

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Hiding in plain sight: Apple is still an innovator

Hiding in plain sight: Apple is still an innovator

Though this week's big Apple event felt 'light' in terms of headline-grabbing hardware, it's clear the company is still moving forward.

Windows as a Service: What's it mean?

Windows as a Service: What's it mean?

Microsoft's decision to unveil a subscription licensing model for Windows 10 for enterprises could be a boon for some companies, a bust for others. Here's what to consider.

Manage those Macs: A guide for Windows admins

Manage those Macs: A guide for Windows admins

Our primer on Mac management policies will help you roll out a secure, productive fleet en masse

15 years of OS X: How Apple's big gamble paid off

15 years of OS X: How Apple's big gamble paid off

When it debuted in 2001, it wasn't at all clear how the desktop OS would open the door to future innovation. And check out the Mingis on Tech video about what's still missing in the OS X experience.

Why the iPad Pro may, or may not, work at work

Why the iPad Pro may, or may not, work at work

Apple's touting the iPad Pro as a full PC replacement. That might be true for anyone who's really mobile, but if access to legacy apps and corporate systems like Active Directory are important, it might not fit the bill.

Here's where Microsoft is going with mobile

Here's where Microsoft is going with mobile

Getting its software onto every possible platform was only step one for Microsoft. Here's what the company likely has in mind for its next mobile move.

How to blend Macs into your business

How to blend Macs into your business

Bringing Macs into your existing business environment is a snap, with a few caveats and twists

Microsoft risks IT ire with Windows 10 update push

Microsoft risks IT ire with Windows 10 update push

Microsoft has made it clear that it will take on a greater role in managing the Windows update process, and IT shops aren'y happy about its pushy plans.

Apple Pay at 1 year: Growing, but slowly

Apple Pay at 1 year: Growing, but slowly

A year after its launch, Apple Pay has seen some significant growth in the U.S. But the mobile payment service has a ways to go to get to wide adoption.

Get to know iOS 8: HealthKit and Apple’s new Health app

Get to know iOS 8: HealthKit and Apple’s new Health app

Set up your own health database, right on your iPhone.

13 pieces of advice for Yosemite beta testers

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

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