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.

Why coronavirus contact tracing apps are failing

5 areas IT leaders should be followers

5 areas IT leaders should be followers

Here's where board members, the c-suite, managers and team leaders need to take charge by falling in line.

Software is eating the world of eating

Software is eating the world of eating

Cloud kitchens are further disrupting the traditional restaurant model -- turning food into a software technology business.

Apple and COVID-19 drive QR code innovation

Apple and COVID-19 drive QR code innovation

Heavy hitters from Apple to government agencies to major banks are leaning in on QR code tech to improve disease tracking, touchless payments and much more.

Why your voice is your new password

Why your voice is your new password

Google now lets some users verify purchases using voice alone. It’s just the beginning. Welcome to the future of biometric ID and verification.

Apple's smart glasses will disappoint

Apple's smart glasses will disappoint

The reaction to Apple's long-awaited glasses platform will be something like this: ‘Wait, that's it?’

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.

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