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: Microsoft's pointless update

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.

How to choose the best desktop-as-a-service solution

How to choose the best desktop-as-a-service solution

With the future of work moving from office cubicles to the home, DaaS is becoming a more attractive choice than ever.

My boss, the algorithm

Putting management into the hands of an algorithm is a major mistake. Does this actually have to be said?

Windows 11: Just say no

Windows 11: Just say no

In a few weeks, Windows 11 will arrive. Should you upgrade to it? Let me answer with a question: "Should you stop hitting your head against the wall?"

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.

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