, Senior Editor
Al Sacco is an awarding-winning journalist and blogger who covers the fast paced mobile/wireless beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on smartphones and tablet PCs.
As CIO.com Senior Editor, Al manages many of CIO.com's bloggers and frequently covers breaking news, shares insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings, writes a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offers up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms.
Al resides in Boston, Massachusetts, and he is a passionate reader, traveler, film buff and Red Sox fan.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 - The Container Store is piloting a wearable device that it hopes will replace the thousands of walkie talkies it uses for in-store communication. The wearable also lets the company track employees when they're at work, among other things, and could potentially revolutionize the way it uses technology for retail.
Monday, February 24, 2014 - CIO.com's Al Sacco goes hands-on with Samsung's brand new Galaxy S5 smartphone. The device has a handful of notable new hardware features and software enhancements. But none of them translation into any real "wow factor." Here's why.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - Samsung's most popular smartphone, the Galaxy S4, is about to get a significant update. CIO.com's Al Sacco shares five things Samsung could do to make the Galaxy S5 a significantly better smartphone than the GS4.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - Good Technology's quarterly mobility index shows Apple's continued dominance among its enterprise customers, and details enterprise app usage, but the report does not include data on BlackBerry users and could be considered a misrepresentation of the overall market.
Monday, February 10, 2014 - Controlling the lights in your home using a smartphone or tablet sounds like a novel idea, but is it really worth the investment to get "connected?" CIO.com's Al Sacco answers that question and more in this hands-on review of the Connected by TCP home smart lighting system.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - Samsung sent out invites to an "Unpacked" event this month that's presumed to be the Galaxy S5 launch. CIO.com's Al Sacco rounds up a variety of GS5 hardware, software, design, price and release date rumors.
Thursday, January 30, 2014 - Google agreed to a $2.9m sale of its Motorola Mobility unit to Lenovo. While the deal appears to make a lot of sense for both companies, Samsung and the Android OS in general are also sure to benefit. Here's why.
Thursday, January 23, 2014 - Wearable technology -- smartwatches, smartglasses and more -- may not replace your smartphone altogether, but it's sure to play a key role in the evolution of your handset. Here's why.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - Wearable technology is not just for consumers. CIOs who want to stay ahead of the curve need to start preparing for this new wave of gadgets today. Here's a look at the current state of wearables in the enterprise, along with some examples of how your company can begin to realize the technology's potential for business.
Monday, January 6, 2014 - Today Google announced the Open Automotive Alliance, a partnership of auto makers and tech companies designed to bring Android into cars, and the move is sure to increase the already-fierce competition between Google and Apple, which unveiled its own iOS in the Car features last summer.