Profile of Thomas ClaburnEditor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
Member Since: 11/15/2013
News & Commentary Posts: 4491
Thomas Claburn has been writing about business and technology since 1996, for publications such as New Architect, PC Computing, InformationWeek, Salon, Wired, and Ziff Davis Smart Business. Before that, he worked in film and television, having earned a not particularly useful master's degree in film production. He wrote the original treatment for 3DO's Killing Time, a short story that appeared in On Spec, and the screenplay for an independent film called The Hanged Man, which he would later direct. He's the author of a science fiction novel, Reflecting Fires, and a sadly neglected blog, Lot 49. His iPhone game, Blocfall, is available through the iTunes App Store. His wife is a talented jazz singer; he does not sing, which is for the best.
Articles by Thomas Claburn
posted in June 2016
Although smartphone sales have been on the decline recently, there is no shortage of options. Here are 10 hot models worth a look.
By offering a migration service, Box says it hopes to help enterprises with legacy baggage make a journey toward cloud computing.
A research project being developed by Google and others strives to teach computational thinking.
Cognitive systems will only eliminate a small portion of jobs in the near future, according to Forrester. But the impact will still be significant.
It's remarkable how poorly software-based products and services communicate. With the introduction of Flow for iOS on Wednesday, Microsoft is taking another step toward enabling applications to play nice.
AI-fueled automation is all the rage in customer service, but a bot gone wrong can do your business more harm than good. We spotlight the better bot platforms presently available to help keep your automation ambitions in line with what your customers really want.
Open standards, shared approaches to privacy and security, and more open wireless spectrum are needed to help the internet of things to reach its full potential of making people's lives better, according to the company.
Instead of a single router, Plume says it can provide better WiFi connectivity with a handful of small, cloud-coordinated radios.
The acquisition of cloud provider Joyent will support Samsung's mobile, IoT, and cloud service businesses.
Habitat is an open source system designed to automate the building, deployment, and management of enterprise software.
Next year, all of Apple's devices will use the new Apple File System, which promises flash/SSD optimization and improved encryption. It will replace the aging HFS+ file system.
The Swift programming language is becoming more popular and, in time, may find a home on corporate servers. The Swift Playgrounds iPad app will play a major role in that.
Google for Work customers can look forward to finding content and sharing it more efficiently with Springboard and a revised version of Sites.
Computer scientists from Google and two universities have found a way to make quantum computing more practical than previously possible using a system from Canadian company D-Wave.
Ahead of the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple has revealed plans to introduce search ads and expand subscription support for apps in its App Store, while Google is testing its own subscription changes.
To help businesses adapt to a world of omnipresent software, Salesforce aims to create more programmers. Here is a look at the company's first developer conference, where it explored that mission.
At TrailheaDX, Salesforce's first developer conference, the company is encouraging people without programming experience to create apps using Lightning.
The Nest cofounder and former CEO plans to advise Alphabet and Larry Page, while Nest looks to improve revenue.
Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference kicks off next week. While the company will likely introduce new products, what it really needs is a new attitude.
IBM's Watson IoT platform, in conjunction with Cisco's edge analytics capabilities, could allow businesses to analyze IoT data closer to its source.
With DeepText, Facebook aims to interpret what its users want, and maybe sell something along the way.
IT professionals would rather manage external threats than worry about insiders, a recent survey by Soha finds. But singular focus when it comes to security can end up being a costly mistake.
Through a project called Magenta, Google's machine learning researchers hope to understand whether computer-generated music can qualify as art.
The Solarin smartphone promises security, including on-device malware protection and optional encryption -- for those who have everything else.
Hundreds of millions of people are now blocking ads on mobile devices, mainly in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a new report by PageFair.