Stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

Opinion: The CIA and the Cloud

Get this: The CIA sees the Cloud as being more secure than conventional IT.

Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols22 April 13 10:05

Facebook + Instagram = One Big Acquisition Flop

I know, I know. Facebook's acquisition of Instagram hasn't even been finalized yet and I'm already calling it a complete waste of a billion dollars. How can I say that? Easy.

Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols23 April 12 20:08

Operating Systems Don't Matter Much Anymore

For decades now, we've been fussing about operating systems. "Mac OS X is better than Windows!" "Why upgrade to Windows 7 when XP works just fine?" "You're all wrong. Linux rules." Such arguments are about to become history.

Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols05 Dec. 11 22:06

Ready or not, here come the business tablets

OK, we all know that people want to bring their consumer technology into the office. In particular, though, people really want to use tablets in the workplace.

Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols21 June 11 00:28

The day of the password is done

When the popular Web site Gawker was hacked into recently, more than a million user IDs and passwords were released. If you were one of the people compromised that's annoying -- very annoying. Not that it's a big deal that someone could log into a gossip site under your name. But many of those people used those same IDs and passwords on other sites that are a wee bit more important, such as LinkedIn. Now, that's a problem.

Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols05 Jan. 11 00:38

The iPad stands alone

Where is the iPad's competition?

Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols08 Nov. 10 22:11

Is there a replacement for Facebook?

Facebook claims to have more than 400 million active users. In fact, according to Web analytics firm Alexa, only Google is a more popular site. So, with all that going for it, why are so many users unhappy, with one poll showing that more than half of Facebook users are thinking about leaving?

Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols29 May 10 02:30