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!

After a year of Working from Home where are we going from here?

AWS chief Andy Jassy gets top job at Amazon as CEO Bezos steps down

AWS chief Andy Jassy gets top job at Amazon as CEO Bezos steps down

The surprise announcement that Jeff Bezos will leave later this year and hand over the reins to AWS leader Andy Jassy marks a remarkable rise for Jassy. He began as a marketing manager in 1997 and started AWS in 2003.

What businesses will--and won't--give their work from home employees in 2021

What businesses will--and won't--give their work from home employees in 2021

The work world has changed. Regardless of how quickly we conquer Covid-19, many of us will not be returning to the office. Here's what that new work from home world will look like.

Fast, faster, fastest: a history of supercomputers from the CDC 6600 to Fugaku

Fast, faster, fastest: a history of supercomputers from the CDC 6600 to Fugaku

How fast is fast? Taking a trip with supercomputers from 1964 until today.

Many of us will be working from home forever

Many of us will be working from home forever

The future of work is here, and for many of us it's going to be from home.

How Microsoft went from

How Microsoft went from "Linux is a cancer." to "Microsoft Loves Linux."

It's been a long, strange trip but it's always driven by two motives: Making good products and money.

Five ways to keep working from home safe for your employees and your company

Five ways to keep working from home safe for your employees and your company

For many of us, we're not going back to working from the office anytime soon, so it's time to give serious thought about securing our home offices.

5 ways to avoid cloud waste

5 ways to avoid cloud waste

A big reason why we all use clouds these days is to save money from running our own server rooms and data centers. But, if you don't use clouds correctly, you can still lose money. Here's how to avoid those costly mistakes.

Bridging the broadband gap: Connecting the truly last internet mile

Bridging the broadband gap: Connecting the truly last internet mile

Thanks to the coronavirus, we reply on the internet more than ever. By and large, it's held up well, but some underserved areas are suffering more than ever. What is and can be done for internet access beyond the cities?

The new edge in edge computing

The new edge in edge computing

The Linux Foundation says networking, edge computing will overtake cloud computing by 2025. Why? And, exactly what will this new edge-based computing world look like?

Technologies that have been jump-started by COVID-19

Technologies that have been jump-started by COVID-19

The economy is suffering, but some technology businesses, such as telemedicine, contactless payment, 3D printing and e-paper document management have taken off. While others, which were already big, like ecommerce and...

Technology winners and losers in the days of COVID-19

Technology winners and losers in the days of COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic is revealing just where our technology is up to the challenge and where it's failing.

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