Profile of Brian MooreCartoonist & Illustrator
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Brian Moore is a cartoonist and illustrator. His first brush with the world of IT was a very part-time gig applying software patches on a TRS-80 Model III. The patches were about four lines long and arrived in the mail, typed on letterhead. He has since moved on to computers that fit in your pocket and run on batteries, for which he is very grateful, as that Model III was difficult to walk around with. While recovering from all that heavy lifting he made drawings for various print and online outlets, including the Boston Phoenix newspaper and eWEEK. See more of his work at http://brianmooredraws.com.
Articles by Brian Moore
If you look sideways, you can read the list of demands.
Time to retrain?
Security is a top priority, and with biometric security starting to look less secure, we're going to have to get creative.
If humans can teach machines to learn, why not send them to school?
Wearables are great. But compatibility matters, too.
Big Data has plenty of hype, but when it gets to the details, sometimes data scientists are ignored.
Not everyone can afford this pricey service, but many will find it the best option in case of a harmful breach.
Self-driving cars will soon make it possible for other self-driving vehicles. Even lunch will not be the same.
In tech, we tend to like the new and shiny. But never forget the power of legacy systems, whether they are actual systems or just older IT pros.
Sometimes there is a fine line between augmented reality and alternate reality.
Convertibles are the new sexy devices, but they don't give you that feeling of the wind blowing in your hair.
Lots of great products are available at CES. It is a wonder this doesn't happen more often.
Wearables were one of the top gifts of 2015, but not all of them were created equal.
Making a resolution in the New Year to improve your career makes sense. This one, not so much.
As CIOs lose control of the budget to the business, the future looks more frightening if it goes unaltered.
Santa's datacenter is the most secure in the world.
One gift that will not be making any holiday shopping guides this year.
Miss the perfect joke? Screw up in a meeting? Virtual reality offers you a second chance.
By the time the hype dies down, maybe the Internet of Things will be a reality.
If good data is going in and bad results are coming out, then maybe your algorithms are garbage.
CIOs and children first! Is this generation of CIOs just being asked to go down with the IT ship? Or are its members plotting a new course?
Sometimes you can say things in an interview that sound scarier than you intend.
These are the things that go bump in the night for the CIO.
CIOs are getting big into containers. This is how it might affect your job.
Increased use of sandboxes as a security measure may force more users to put on sunscreen at work.
Managers have to put up with a lot from digital natives, but sometimes it goes too far.
In preparation for the Internet of Things, Google and other companies are trying to make WiFi more living room friendly. (Be careful what you wish for.)
If only most car hacks were this harmless.
You put your life in the hands of your phone every day.
A gaming smartwatch? You know it is only a matter of time until someone tries it.
What will you to do avoid the dreaded call center?
Some disasters, you just can't plan for.
CIO tenures are short. Do whatever you can to make it through the day.
CIOs like to hand-pick their best teams, but not everyone can get this lucky with talent.
In case of broken glass, call it an emergency.
Is this the best way to hire security talent? The line between black hat and white hat is surely blurring.
Data might drive your business, but what happens at nap time?
Tweets as commodities? Facebook as the new gold standard? The new social economy.
Predictive analytics is great, but when it comes to HR, maybe spending more time on people will make it less necessary.
Machines can beat us at our own games. How long before they don't need us anymore?
Apple Watch is nice, but even it can't protect you from yourself.
There's giving technology the personal touch, and then there is personal touching.
How many of us do business with people we've only met through social media? This is what happens when we finally meet.
Call center profiling and analytics is serious. But this isn't.
Data-driven decisions are great, but can they go too far? Is there still room for gut feelings? A comic look at the decisions we make.
A welcome laugh at the trials of our careers. Are you climbing the ladder or stuck in your job?
Maybe we can get something like this for the next InformationWeek conference.
I don't think that is what they mean by remote IT.
Find a new laugh every Monday morning.
The purchase order to "Thrones 'R Us" should have been a clue.
Is your company feeling left out of all the security fuss?
Our cartoonist answers the question of what happens to all that unrecoverable data.
IT overtime never ends.
Old St. Nick never got this kind of holiday help.
Our cartoonist shows that, even on Thanksgiving, there's no such thing as a free lunch for IT people.
Our cartoonist's take on dating in the gadget age.
Our cartoonist reminisces on a simpler time for pocket money.
Our cartoonist takes on those annoying daily disruptions we all face.
Dodging the boss's emails? Our cartoonist offers an excuse that might actually work.
Our cartoonist takes on opinionated peripherals.
It's been a long hard day in the data mines.
Our cartoonist discloses the truth behind Microsoft's acquisition of Minecraft developer Mojang.
Our cartoonist takes on tradeshow overload.
Our cartoonist discovers FCC's secret plan for cellphone conversations on airplanes.
Our cartoonist takes on Apple's hot new smartwatch. Will it make you more fit?
Get out of the kitchen.
Our cartoonist takes on connected devices at home.