Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting-edge PC operating system, 300bps was a fast Internet connection, WordStar was the state-of-the-art word processor, and we liked it!

Microsoft is building an ARM-powered Windows mini

Microsoft is building an ARM-powered Windows mini

Sometime in 2023, Microsoft will release its first desktop from Project Volterra.

Instead of working from the office or home, why not work from the road?

If you're going to be a digital nomad who wants to work from anywhere, you will need the right internet connection. Say hello to SpaceX Starlink.

The 5 best SMB storage clouds

For simple business storage, you can't beat the cloud. Aye, but which cloud? That is the question.

Chromebooks: Desktops you can trust to be there

When a PC goes south, there’s often little you can do to get back to work. With a Chromebook, if one fails, you just get another one, and you’re back in business.

Apple shows how work-from-home is here to stay

Workers are increasingly making it clear they will not be forced back into the office. Just ask Apple.

It's time to speed up your business network

Now, companies need the fastest possible Internet service more than ever.

The 9-to-5 workday is over

Businesses big and small will have to deal with the demise of the 9-to-5. But beware of worker burnout.

If your managers are stuck in the past, fire them!

Repeat after me: We don't work like we used to anymore — and anyone who can't see that is holding your company back.

We’re one step closer to Windows in the cloud

We’re one step closer to Windows in the cloud

Microsoft is bound and determined to move your old Windows setup to Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS). Here are its latest moves.

Why are all those people resigning — and where are they going?

Why are all those people resigning — and where are they going?

We all know workers are fleeing their jobs, but exactly why are they leaving and where are they going anyway? Here are some answers.

As Omicron wanes, where does that leave working from home?

As Omicron wanes, where does that leave working from home?

The trend toward remote work is basically in the same place it was before: it's often still the best option for the best workers.

You can't keep quiet when you're hacked anymore

You can't keep quiet when you're hacked anymore

If you try to hide that your business has been hacked or you've paid ransomware, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency would like a word with you.

Do svidaniya, Kaspersky — goodbye

Do svidaniya, Kaspersky — goodbye

Can you trust a Russian company with your technology? Your security? No — not with Vladimir Putin calling the shots when push comes to shove.

5 ways to save business bucks on the cloud

5 ways to save business bucks on the cloud

Used correctly, the cloud can save your company real money. Used incorrectly, you're just throwing money away.

Phishing e-mails are more prevalent (and dangerous) than ever

Phishing, those malicious e-mails that pretend to be legitimate messages, has been a problem since Canter and Siegel launched the first spam campaign in 1994. (Mea culpa — it seems they learned about this thing called the Internet...

After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it's time to hunker down

Chances are you don't live in Ukraine's capital, Kyiv, so you don't need to worry about a missile landing on your office. But even if you're 6,000 miles away, you could still get smacked by Russia’s or its Anonymous enemies'...

Windows 11: The end of the old-school Windows desktop

Windows 11: The end of the old-school Windows desktop

In the long run, Microsoft wants you to switch to a Desktop-as-a-Service model, and the first steps on this journey may already be in place on your conventional Windows PC . You know it as Windows 11.

After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it's time to hunker down

A cyberwar could spill over to the business world at any moment, so it's time to lock things down tight.

iPhone vs. Android: How to choose the best smartphone for you

iPhone vs. Android: How to choose the best smartphone for you

Making a logical choice between iPhone and Android smartphones requires knowing what features and specs are most important to you. Here's what you need to know to make a smart decision.

Don’t be Coinbase. Don’t crash your site.

It’s possible to be too clever by half with your advertising and offers. If you’re not careful, and you overdo it, you can wreck your own website at the most inopportune time.

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