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!

Windows 11: Just say no

Don’t fight the COVID-19 vaccine mandate

A healthy workforce means a healthy company. That’s one of the underlying messages of last week’s executive order from President Biden pushing companies to get their employees vaccinated.

How to keep your employees from joining the ‘Great Resignation’

Companies must work hard to keep their staffers happy because there have never been so many people ready to leave their jobs.

What’s going on with the ‘Great Resignation’?

You’d better work on hanging on to your workers, or you may end up shutting your business doors.

Don't waste time on heroic death marches

Workaholism is seldom a virtue, whether you’re programming or writing articles.

Pay people for what they’re worth, not for where they live

Google appears to be getting ready to cut wages for some employees working from home. This is stupid.

The best business programs for the rest of 2021—and beyond

With working at home now the norm for so many, employees need software that helps them get the most from our new remote offices. These apps and software suites should do the trick.

Windows 365 costs how much!?

Windows 365 costs how much!?

Yes, Microsoft’s Windows 365 Cloud PC costs more than people expected, but take a closer look and you'll see it makes sense — in some cases.

5 ways of dealing with a work-from-home business world

With so many workers reluctant to return to the office after a year of working from home, it’s high time companies figure out how to get the most from all those employees toiling away outside the office.

Google reads the room, tells workers to get their COVID-19 shots

Google reads the room, tells workers to get their COVID-19 shots

With the Delta variant of COVID-19 on the rise, government agencies and businesses are starting to weigh in on how to keep workers safe. Get vaccinated. Get tested. Or stay home. Google jumped on board the vaccination train this week. ...

Pandemic redux: No, your workers aren’t coming back to the office

Have you seen the latest coronavirus Delta variant numbers? That rise in cases means one thing for sure: Your employees aren’t returning to their cubicles anytime soon.

Email now and forever

Slack is fine for channel chats and Zoom is dandy for video, but for real business communications, you still can't beat email. That will never change.

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