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.

Apple silicon Macs: 9 considerations for IT

How Jamf fits into the enterprise device management landscape

How Jamf fits into the enterprise device management landscape

Should you consider Jamf to manage your company’s Apple devices? Here’s what you need to know.

Did Microsoft just solve a big business iPad problem

Did Microsoft just solve a big business iPad problem

One of the most disappointing things about iOS devices as business devices, and one of the things that keeps the iPad from being a true computing solution, is that there is no support for multiple-user accounts. An unlikely ally is...

When shadow IT goes remote: How to keep workers in the fold

When shadow IT goes remote: How to keep workers in the fold

IT admins have a hard enough time keeping employees on the technology straight-and-narrow in the best of times. It's even harder when a pandemic hits and everyone in the office scatters to work from home.

Amid the pandemic, using trust to fight shadow IT

Amid the pandemic, using trust to fight shadow IT

With most workers scattered at home and trying to come up with their own ad-hoc IT workarounds, there’s an easy way for IT shops to build trust: communicate.

Shadow IT goes home: How to reduce the risk

Shadow IT goes home: How to reduce the risk

As workers were forced home due to the COVID-19 crisis, the potential for shadow IT went with them to their remote offices. However, it doesn't need pose a risk. In fact, it could prove to be an asset.

How to create a mobile policy for iOS devices

How to create a mobile policy for iOS devices

When developing a mobile policy for iPhones and iPads, it’s important to keep in mind that from an EMM perspective, Apple’s biggest goal ( beyond privacy) is delivering a single seamless iOS experience.

How to create a mobile policy for Android devices

How to create a mobile policy for Android devices

Android has become a viable enterprise platform and in some ways is beating Apple in terms of enterprise functionality. This means that IT departments supporting Android devices need to create and implement effective policies.

Hoe iOS en macOS IT'ers beter bedienen

Goed nieuws voor zakelijke gebruikers van Apple-apparaten.

Apple eyes changes to iOS device management

Apple eyes changes to iOS device management

At last week's developers conference, Apple rolled out a number of changes to the way iPhones, iPads and other devices are handled. Here's what those changes mean.

How to craft an MDM policy BYOD workers will actually follow

How to craft an MDM policy BYOD workers will actually follow

Locking down corporate data and apps on employee devices can be a chore — especially when the biggest stumbling block is workers themselves. Here's how to ensure mobile devices actually get managed properly.

Where’s Apple’s collaboration service?

Where’s Apple’s collaboration service?

Across a range of software and apps, the company already has many of the pieces of a full-service collaboration suite in place. It needs to get busy tying them all together.

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