, Senior Online Writer
Tom Kaneshige has been covering business and technology in Silicon Valley for more than a decade. As senior online writer at CIO.com, Tom covers all things Apple, the hottest and most secretive company in the world.
Tom's blog posts track the emergence of iPhones and iPads in the enterprise and the consumerization of IT. Readers learn best practices and pitfalls of iOS adoption from Tom's news analysis, insightful commentary, quick tips and in-depth case studies.
Prior to CIO.com, Tom wrote and edited features at TechTarget's CIO Decisions Magazine where he won numerous regional and national awards. He also has held senior positions at Line56 Magazine, Upside Magazine and CIO Magazine.
In his spare time, Tom can be found flyfishing Sierra streams or diving along California's North Coast.
Friday, March 7, 2014 - Thanks to blockbuster acquisitions such as Facebook's $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp, successful IPOs and a healthy environment for startups, the entrepreneurial spirit is alive again in the Silicon Valley.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - As Beth Jacob's resignation from Target shows, retail CIOs are culpable for security breaches even though they might not have the resources in-house to protect the company.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - American workers don't get too worked up about lost or stolen mobile phones -- even if those phones contain company data. A large percentage think it's not their problem and don't change their security practices afterwards. Are CIOs partly to blame for not setting stricter and clearer mobile security policies?
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - In the Silicon Valley, techies -- blamed for gentrification and sky-high rent -- have become the recipients of nasty stares, curses, threats and even physical confrontation. So you can't blame them for trying to go incognito.
Friday, February 28, 2014 - Thanks to social media, mobile marketing and data analytics, the CMO is now closer to sales revenue. CMOs are among the most important executives at a company -- and they know it and want to take the next step to the CEO's office. The good news for CIOs is that they can't do it without you.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - Are iPhones used primarily by more mature mobile users who crave ease of use? Are Android phones more popular among the young, techie and cost-conscious? CIO.com's Tom Kaneshige has discovered there are no simple answers.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - When traveling to a foreign country, the exchange rate may not always be in your favor, but your iPhone is as good as gold -- and with the markup you can charge, it may be better than gold.
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - It's becoming more common for companies to deploy mobile device management to track smartphone and tablet use as part of a BYOD policy. However, now MDM software is coming home to help parents keep tabs on their teens -- and possibly each other.
Friday, February 14, 2014 - A Web-based app promises to help you write like Hemingway. But does HemingwayApp, based on an algorithm that analyzes your words using Hemingway's rules on writing, offer a useful service or does it just exploit the Hemingway name?
Thursday, February 13, 2014 - Santa Barbara Unified School District is rolling out 1,200 iPads to three elementary schools and an alternative high school. Los Angeles Unified School District plans to put iPads in the hands of all 640,000 students. The goal is to improve learning through interactivity. First, school districts need to mitigate costs and get teachers on board.