Ken Mingis

Executive Editor

Ken Mingis is Executive Editor at Computerworld and oversees the day-to-day operation of, and strategic planning for, our website.

Microsoft preps for Windows 10 upgrade push

Microsoft preps for Windows 10 upgrade push

As uptake of Windows 10 slows, Microsoft appears to be laying the groundwork for an aggressive effort to convince consumers to move on from Windows 7 and 8.1.

IBM bets on big data and IoT with Weather Company acquisition

IBM bets on big data and IoT with Weather Company acquisition

Through its deal to acquire Weather.com and other digital assets of The Weather Company, IBM shows that it is serious about big data and the Internet of Things.

Hands on: The iPad Pro -- It's a laptop! It's a tablet!

Hands on: The iPad Pro -- It's a laptop! It's a tablet!

With the arrival this week of the iPad Pro, Apple launches a salvo in the hybrid, 2-in-1 wars. It's clearly a great tablet, but will it replace a laptop?

With Surface Book, Microsoft targets Apple -- and OEMs

With Surface Book, Microsoft targets Apple -- and OEMs

With the Surface Book launch, Microsoft may be eyeing Apple’s share of the hardware market while seeking a way to keep Windows afloat in case its OEM partners give up on its flagship operating system.

With iPad Pro, Apple pushes further into the enterprise

With iPad Pro, Apple pushes further into the enterprise

After forging alliances with IBM and Cisco and unveiling a business-ready 12.9-in. tablet, Apple appears to be poised to make serious inroads into the corporate market.

The Takeaway: Windows 10's uptake surges

The Takeaway: Windows 10's uptake surges

Windows users seem to have taken a real shine to Microsoft's new OS, which ended last week powering a record 3 percent of all Windows devices.

The Takeaway: Could Apple's El Capitan arrive sooner than expected?

The Takeaway: Could Apple's El Capitan arrive sooner than expected?

The faster pace of developer releases of Apple's next version of OS X indicates that the desktop/laptop operating system upgrade could launch earlier than expected.

The Takeaway: Why Windows 10 wants your upload bandwidth

The Takeaway: Why Windows 10 wants your upload bandwidth

Some new Windows 10 users have been caught off guard by a new peer-to-peer service in the OS that relies on a customer's upload bandwidth to distribute updates and apps.

The Takeaway: No, Windows 10's roll-out won't break the Internet

The Takeaway: No, Windows 10's roll-out won't break the Internet

The large number of Windows users likely to upgrade to Windows 10 could lead to Internet slowdowns this week as downloads clog ISPs' networks.

The Takeaway: Tech bubble redux?

The Takeaway: Tech bubble redux?

NASDAQ's hitting new highs, tech firms are getting serious VC backing and undergrad enrollments in computer science are up sharply. Is 2015 the new 1999?

The Takeaway: Windows 10 could be on more than 440M PCs in 20 months

The Takeaway: Windows 10 could be on more than 440M PCs in 20 months

An updated look at how fast Windows users are upgrading their computers indicates that Microsoft could have Windows 10 on more than 440 million PCs by early 2017.

The Takeaway: Windows 10's big change -- 10 years of support from day 1

The Takeaway: Windows 10's big change -- 10 years of support from day 1

In a big shift for Microsoft, Windows 10 users will get new features and functions for a full decade from the time the OS is purchased.

The Takeaway: With Firefox for Windows 10, Mozilla hopes to keep its users

The Takeaway: With Firefox for Windows 10, Mozilla hopes to keep its users

Mozilla plans to release the Windows 10 version of Firefox in August or September, and hopes that doing so will allow it to keep users from jumping ship to Microsoft's Edge browser.

The Takeaway: The devil in the details of the Windows 10 license

The Takeaway: The devil in the details of the Windows 10 license

The end-user license agreement for Windows 10, not surprisingly, includes changes that spell out everything from how automatic updates are handled to what happens to pirated copies when a user tries to upgrade.

The Takeaway: The Windows 10 update cadence explained

The Takeaway: The Windows 10 update cadence explained

With the launch of Windows 10 at the end of this month, Microsoft will also roll out an entirely new way of updating and upgrading the operating system. Here's a primer on how that should work.

The Takeaway: Mobile payments gain momentum

The Takeaway: Mobile payments gain momentum

The push for mobile payments in the U.S. continues to build steam as banks shift to chip-embedded cards and merchants roll out new payment terminals that can accept them.

The Takeaway: As Windows 10 rollout nears, Microsoft halts preview releases

The Takeaway: As Windows 10 rollout nears, Microsoft halts preview releases

Early-bird Windows 10 testers won't be getting new preview builds of the new OS for now because the company has stopped deliveries to focus instead on distribution.

The Takeaway: The war over H-1Bs heats up

The Takeaway: The war over H-1Bs heats up

Microsoft's announcement last week of layoffs prompted opponents of the H-1B visa program to quickly weigh in on the 'skills gap' debate.

The Takeaway: For Windows phones, it's all over but the shouting

The Takeaway: For Windows phones, it's all over but the shouting

Microsoft is still making smartphones for its Windows 10 Mobile OS, but the company has largely given up on the mobile course set by former CEO Steve Ballmer.

The Takeaway: Are IT shops getting a bad rap?

The Takeaway: Are IT shops getting a bad rap?

Despite the reputation of IT shops as naysayers, a recent survey by CompTIA indicates that IT departments may be getting a bad rap.

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