Lucas Mearian

Senior Reporter

Senior Reporter Lucas Mearian covers Windows, Future of Work issues, mobile, Apple in the enterprise, and healthcare IT.

Low-code tools can fill a void caused by the Great Resignation

Q&A: The digital dollar — how would it work, what would it do?

Q&A: The digital dollar — how would it work, what would it do?

Any effort to create a digital dollar will involve far more than just technology. Privacy regulations, security protocols, and legal issues pose greater challenges than software and networks. With that in mind, eCurrency CEO Jonathan...

Planning a full return to the office? Beware 'a stampede of top talent'

Planning a full return to the office? Beware 'a stampede of top talent'

Though some knowledge-based companies are insisting workers return full time to offices, the practice could result in a major exodus of workers from those jobs seeking more flexible arrangements.

As biz travel slowly returns, some companies expect workers to pay their own way

As biz travel slowly returns, some companies expect workers to pay their own way

Business travel is still two years away from reaching pre-pandemic levels, according to Deloitte. But when it does bounce back, some companies expect remote workers to pay for trips back to the office.

Microsoft to kill Patch Tuesday for some enterprise users

Microsoft to kill Patch Tuesday for some enterprise users

The company plans to launch its Windows Autopatch service for enterprise users with Windows 10 or Windows 11 Enterprise E3 licenses; it will continuously deploy patches, eliminating the need for admins to manually deploy them.

More than half of PCs can't upgrade to Windows 11 — report

More than half of PCs can't upgrade to Windows 11 — report

New data from Lansweeper, an asset manager software provider, shows the uptake of Windows 11 at just 1.44% of all systems — the result of an inability to run the new OS.

For Gen Z, bank accounts and cash are out, mobile wallets are in

For Gen Z, bank accounts and cash are out, mobile wallets are in

Even as Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is saying a digital dollar could become as trusted as cash, surveys of Gen Z and Millennials show they're already well on their way to accepting crypto for purchases and investments. The shift...

Duckduckgo launches privacy browser beta for macOS

Duckduckgo launches privacy browser beta for macOS

The company said its browser will act like any other in its simplicity, but won't collect information about users and will not install cookies or tracking codes on devices. It can also block “hidden trackers” before they load.

Q&A: What tech firms can do to grow their Black workforce

Q&A: What tech firms can do to grow their Black workforce

Research firm Jobs for the Future surveyed more than 1,000 Black adults and analyzed 200 organizations with successful strategies for hiring Black tech workers. JFF vice president and report lead author Michael Collins discusses the...

Following US moves, UK looks to regulate crypto, create government token

Following US moves, UK looks to regulate crypto, create government token

The UK is ramping up its own efforts to regulate cryptocurrencies and create a non-fungible token in order to attempt to take the lead in the emerging decentralized finance marketplace. The move comes as the US appears headed in the...

Microsoft touts new hybrid work features in updates to Windows 11

Microsoft touts new hybrid work features in updates to Windows 11

Microsoft touted a series of upcoming features that will more tightly integrate its Cloud PC and local desktop capabilities and is incorporating AI into Windows 11 to enhance videoconferencing.

Windows 11 adoption appears to be stagnating

Windows 11 adoption appears to be stagnating

Windows 11, which launched six months go, appears to be flatlining in terms of uptake in the month of March, according to one data source. It's being used on one in five systems, and Microsoft says adoption has been faster than with...

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