Tom Kaneshige

, Senior Online Writer

TOM KANESHIGE

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.

'Silicon Valley' Nails the Bay Area's Tech Culture

CIO.com's Tom Kaneshige had resisted watching HBO's new comedy about life in the Silicon Valley. After all, he's lived it since the '90s. But a funny thing happened during his week of binge viewing.

IT Departments Not Losing Ground to Managed Service Providers (Yet)

Many business users say they're fed up with what they perceive as sluggish IT departments, but cringe at the thought of outsourcing to a managed services provider. However, the rise of BYOD, consumer tech and cloud computing may be clearing a path for change.

CIOs and Procurement Pros Partner on Cloud Services

Cloud services can help CIOs free themselves from worrying about managing data centers, scaling capacity, configuring servers, applying security patches and other routine maintenance so they can focus on providing insight to improve the business.

CIOs to Become In-House Brokers -- and That's a Good Thing

In their new role as brokers and consultants, CIOs will be in an even more powerful position. According to a new survey, two-thirds of C-level executives and business unit leaders expect the IT department to have more influence on technology decisions in the future.

Microsoft's Office for iPad Shakes Up Mobile Enterprise

It's hard to overstate the impact of Microsoft Office for iPad. The arrival of the dominant productivity suite on the dominant tablet promises to change how iPads are viewed in the enterprise. Office for iPad may also crush competitive apps, shut out cloud storage providers and limit MDM vendors.

Zen and the Art of Tech in the Valley

Zen-like meditation is all the rage in the tech industry. But CIO.com senior writer Tom Kaneshige thinks that a Zen Buddhism approach is an ironic twist in the fast-moving, for-profit Silicon Valley.

Financial Services Firms See Mobile Boom, But Blackberry and CIO Roles Fade

The financial services industry is on the verge of a mobile explosion. The number of smartphones will double in the next year. However, BlackBerry use is headed in the opposite direction as companies migrate to other mobile platforms. The role of CIOs in mobililty is also fading.

Millennials Rule the Valley: Enjoy It While It Lasts

Gen Y wants -- and is getting -- the most sexy jobs in the Silicon Valley. However, CIO.com Senior Writer Tom Kaneshige lets millennials in on the dirty little secret of the valley.

CIOs Must Become Technology Consultants

If the 'old' CIO had a reputation of throwing up barriers, the 'new' CIO must focus on breaking down barriers to show marketing, finance, HR and other business leaders how IT services can help them become better within their particular operations.

BYOD Brings Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt to the Enterprise

You lost your smartphone, which you also used for work. Think that's bad news? It gets worse. You wait a few days to tell IT. These days that can get you fired. So now you're thinking, 'I really wish I read that BYOD policy.' Five years after BYOD first caught fire, IT is still trying to figure out how to handle it.