Paul Rubens

Paul Rubens is a technology journalist based in England.

Has VMware found a cloud strategy savior in AWS?

Has VMware found a cloud strategy savior in AWS?

VMware's partnership with AWS appears to be a tacit admission that its hybrid cloud offering is inadequate for most customers.

Know your (cyber) enemy

Understanding who hackers are and what they want is key to minimizing the impact of a network security breach. Here’s how security experts are taking a mathematical approach to the inexact science of identifying hackers.

Why Microsoft is going all-in on AI

Why Microsoft is going all-in on AI

Microsoft has positioned artificial intelligence as being as important as Windows, Office and Cloud. Here's why.

How to maximize the value of your software IP

How to maximize the value of your software IP

Your company's software could be worth a small fortune even if you no longer need it. Here's how to extract the most value from your intellectual property.

Where to find the world's best programmers

Where to find the world's best programmers

The coder you need may likely be on the other side of the world, according to recent research.

What CIOs need to know about open source forking

What CIOs need to know about open source forking

Forking is a concept that can strike terror into the heart of any CIO that relies on open source software. Here’s how to make sure you’re on the right side of the split.

What the rise of permissive open source licenses means

What the rise of permissive open source licenses means

Why restrictive licenses such as the GNU GPL are steadily falling out of favor.

Beware technology that delivers less than its name promises

Beware technology that delivers less than its name promises

Don't be lured by what the words imply. Instead consider what the technology actually does.

6 things you need to know about hiring software developers

6 things you need to know about hiring software developers

A survey of 1,400 developers finds that most mobile developers have relatively little experience, no one really wants to learn Java, and programming for IoT is about as far as you can get from fun. But the right combination of pay and...

6 Slack alternatives worth a look

6 Slack alternatives worth a look

There’s nothing wrong with using Slack — its three million active daily users can’t all be wrong. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t another option out there that might better meet your particular needs.

How one CIO is migrating 18,000 users to Office 365

How one CIO is migrating 18,000 users to Office 365

Multinational engineering company Atkins is in the midst of transitioning its 18,000 employees to Microsoft's cloud suite. The company’s CIO Richard Cross shares some tips he is learning along the way.

Why CIOs should care about click fraud

Why CIOs should care about click fraud

Click fraud is more than just a marketing problem. It presents a real security risk to your organization, experts say. CIOs need to know their enemy.

7 ways to get more from Slack

7 ways to get more from Slack

Developers share their top tips for being lazy (i.e., increasing coding efficiency) using the popular group chat app.

What CIOs don't know about open source software

What CIOs don't know about open source software

Even companies contributing to open source projects have little understanding of open source usage.

7 practices of savvy software developers

7 practices of savvy software developers

Writing good code doesn’t take as many hours as you may think. Here’s how the best get it done. (Hint: being lazy is a good start.)

10 tips to help CIOs reduce stress

10 tips to help CIOs reduce stress

Too much work-related stress is unhealthy, but reducing it may be easier than you think.

Why it’s time to learn COBOL

Why it’s time to learn COBOL

COBOL offers the promise of job security and above-average pay. Even some of the cool kids are doing it.

What Microsoft’s multi-platform strategy means for mobile app developers

What Microsoft’s multi-platform strategy means for mobile app developers

The Xamarin acquisition proves Microsoft is more interested in its developer tools than its own struggling phone operating system.

AI is not as remarkable as it sounds

AI is not as remarkable as it sounds

Artificial intelligence may be coming to your IT department sooner than you think, but not the way you might imagine.

How can CIOs stay relevant?

How can CIOs stay relevant?

In a world of ‘shadow IT’ services, CIOs need to adapt if want to avoid being relegated to little more than technicians.

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