Mike Elgan

Contributing Columnist

Mike Elgan is a technology-obsessed journalist, author, blogger, podcaster and digital nomad. He writes a weekly column for IDG’s Insider Pro. Learn more at his website: elgan.com.

Apple's smart glasses will disappoint

Zoom fatigue is real and it’s costly

Zoom fatigue is real and it’s costly

The Zoom experiment failed. The fallout is erasing all the benefits of remote work, making everyone exhausted and unproductive. -- but there's a better way.

Conspiracy theories slow public 5G adoption (but private 5G gets a boost)

Conspiracy theories slow public 5G adoption (but private 5G gets a boost)

When radio waves, viruses and tin foil hats collide. How the coronavirus crisis is changing how, where and why 5G is being deployed.

Why Exposure Notification won't work

Why Exposure Notification won't work

The contact-tracing system is a noble effort that assures user privacy. Unfortunately, it breaks down under scrutiny for four reasons.

The prognosis for Silicon Valley looks very good

The prognosis for Silicon Valley looks very good

The world's engine of innovation is sick, stricken by the coronavirus. But it will emerge stronger than ever. Here’s why the valley will be just fine.

Wearables get their killer app: saving you from killer viruses

Wearables get their killer app: saving you from killer viruses

Until now, smart watches, rings and glasses offered useful features, but were optional -- that's changing fast. Soon our lives and businesses will depend on them.

How smartphone apps could save lives (and the economy)

How smartphone apps could save lives (and the economy)

By enabling daily self-diagnosis, contact tracing and research, smartphone apps could be the key to quickly beating the coronavirus -- but there's one problem.

How the coronavirus pandemic will change business culture forever

How the coronavirus pandemic will change business culture forever

Enterprise and business technology (and how we use it) is about to change – in permanent, society-altering ways. It’s our generation’s Great Depression.

How to protect remote workers from the coronavirus crime wave

How to protect remote workers from the coronavirus crime wave

As predicted, the coronavirus crisis is bringing out the worst in cybercriminals. But the attacks are really just old exploits modified to exploit the new coronavirus context. Here’s how to beat them.

Post-coronavirus planning calls for more (not less) investment in tech

Post-coronavirus planning calls for more (not less) investment in tech

The coronavirus crisis is just beginning. But it will end. And how you fare after the pandemic depends on what you do right now. Here are four areas to focus on.

What your business can do about the coronavirus ... right now

What your business can do about the coronavirus ... right now

The Covid-19 crisis is the Black Swan event of our lifetime. Here's how to hold it all together (while keeping employees apart).

How the coronavirus is changing tech and 5 things to do about it

How the coronavirus is changing tech and 5 things to do about it

Due to the Covid-19 virus, some tech-culture trends are radically accelerating. Others are being reversed. And it's happening all at once. Here's what you need to know.

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