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!


Edge and Windows 11 — the return of Microsoft's IE fiasco?

Edge and Windows 11 — the return of Microsoft's IE fiasco?

Microsoft, are you really planning to repeat your biggest business blunder?

Stop looking over my shoulder!

Many businesses have taken to spying on their workers. Don’t do that. It’s a big mistake that will do more harm than good.

Thinking of upgrading your company’s tech gear? Now’s not the time.

Thanks to supply chain problems, getting new PCs, smartphones, routers, hubs, or what-have-you is harder and more expensive than ever. For now, stick with what you’ve got or consider used equipment.

The internet your company (and workforce) needs for success

Your workers need connectivity that’s both fast and redundant if they’re going to get their work done. For a lot of remote employees, that means relying on the local cable company or ISP. Is that really a good idea for business?

Finally! Adobe rolls out Photoshop and Illustrator for DaaS users

Finally! Adobe rolls out Photoshop and Illustrator for DaaS users

Desktop-as-a-Service continues to gain traction, and Adobe has finally filled the last holes in its deployment with web-based versions of Photoshop and Illustrator. It’s about time.

How to keep your workers (so you don’t have to replace them)

Trying to hire new employees today is a misery. People often don’t show up for interviews, and even if they do—and later accept an offer—they don’t show up later to work. It’s far better to keep the folks you already have on staff....

Windows 11: Microsoft's pointless update

Windows 11: Microsoft's pointless update

After a couple of weeks using the beta and a week with the final version of Windows 11, I've yet to find a real reason to use it.

Don’t put all your eggs in one Facebook basket

When Facebook went down last week for several hours, did your business go down with it? If so, it’s time to rethink your priorities.

Why return to the office if you’re just Zooming all day anyway?

Companies currently renting office space are just throwing money away if all of their employees are still doing the same thing at home that they were doing at work.

The case of the insecure printer

The case of the insecure printer

Forget about pricey ink cartridge refills. The latest issue with printers is that now they won't work unless they're networked up with their manufacturer. This is not exactly a good idea for companies (or remote workers) who care...

Bad boss! Get your nose out of employees' business

You don't need bossware to keep your people working productively. Indeed, constantly looking over your employees' shoulders is the worst thing you can do.

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