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!

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

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.

Who did I just hire!?

Hiring people has always been hard. But since the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s hit new levels of strangeness.

5G is finally ready for business

The reality of 5G has never lived up to its promise, until now. 2022 will be different.

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