bsnyder

bsnyder

San Francisco journalist Bill Snyder writes frequently about business and technology. His work appears regularly in CIO.com and the publications of Stanford's Graduate School of Business and the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. He welcomes your comments and suggestions.

Articles by bsnyder

Blockchain pilots show big-business promise
Feature

Blockchain pilots show big-business promise

The much-hyped, little-understood distributed ledger technology takes aim at big business, with promising pilot programs and rising demand for blockchain skills, though security and buy-in questions remain.
December 12, 2017
Modernizing IT: How to thrive as a CIO ‘value broker’
Feature

Modernizing IT: How to thrive as a CIO ‘value broker’

IT is undergoing a sea change, thanks to shifting budgets and the rise of ‘shadow IT.’ But with company-wide vision, strong IT-business relationships and a focus on value, CIOs can expand their horizons.
September 25, 2017
How to know if your smart TV can spy on you
Consumer Tech Radar

How to know if your smart TV can spy on you

The voice control function of your smart TV can be used for eavesdropping while other features of your set may be collecting data as well.
March 8, 2017
Why the FCC’s latest net neutrality defense is hollow
Consumer Tech Radar

Why the FCC’s latest net neutrality defense is hollow

The outgoing Democratic chairman of the FCC says 'zero-rated' streaming services from AT&T and Verizon likely violate net neutrality rules, but that might not matter when Republican Ajit Pai takes the reins of the commission later this month.
January 13, 2017