Lucas Mearian

Senior Reporter

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

Apple supplier Foxconn halts production amid COVID-19 outbreak in China

Apple supplier Foxconn halts production amid COVID-19 outbreak in China

China has locked down key cities as it deals with the biggest COVID-19 outbreak since the pandemic began; the move will affect not only tech manufacturing but container shipments.

The US is 'very far' behind China and others in creating a national digital currency

The US is 'very far' behind China and others in creating a national digital currency

With President Biden calling for more research on developing a national digital currency — and more regulatory oversight of cryptocurrencies — the US is attempting to catch up with the efforts of other nations already piloting their...

Q&A: Your company's been bought — here's how to keep your IT career on track

Q&A: Your company's been bought — here's how to keep your IT career on track

This year is likely to set a new record for tech mergers and acquisitions, setting up IT career hazards (and opportunities) for workers. Computerworld spoke to a global talent acquisition exec and an IT manager who went through an...

IT workers grow restless, and younger ones want respect —Gartner

IT workers grow restless, and younger ones want respect —Gartner

Fewer than a third of IT employees have solid plans to remain at their current organization, and what they value in a new job varies depending on their age, according to a new survey.

Women, minorities less inclined to return to office, face 'proximity bias'

Women, minorities less inclined to return to office, face 'proximity bias'

Minorities and women are less enthused about a return to the office full time because of caretaker responsibilities, concerns about safety and security, and feelings of inclusion, a recent survey found.

Russia is likely using cryptocurrency to thwart sanctions

Russia is likely using cryptocurrency to thwart sanctions

US and European nations have called on cryptocurrency exchanges to block the Russian government, oligarchs, and others from using their systems to move money across borders. But it's a difficult task, at best, given that decentralized...

Microsoft becomes latest tech firm to suspend sales in Russia

Microsoft becomes latest tech firm to suspend sales in Russia

Microsoft, saying it's "horrified, angered and saddened" by the attack on Ukraine, has joined other tech product and services vendors in suspending sales in Russia. Google, however, will continue to provide some services inside Russia....

Developers push back against Apple ‘ban’ on third-party browsers

Developers push back against Apple ‘ban’ on third-party browsers

Open Web Advocacy, a UK-based group of developers, argues that by forcing browser makers to use WebKit on its mobile platform, Apple is engaged in anti-competitive practices.

After the SWIFT ban, can Russia find other routes for its money — including crypto?

After the SWIFT ban, can Russia find other routes for its money — including crypto?

Russia is exploring a myriad of ways to reroute its currency after the US and European nations imposed financial sanctions on the country for invading Ukraine; the sanctions include a ban from the SWIFT financial messaging network.

Why SWIFT is the nuclear option of Russian financial sanctions

Why SWIFT is the nuclear option of Russian financial sanctions

Cutting Russia off from the world's largest financial messaging network is perhaps the strongest sanction yet in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. But it could also have massive implications worldwide, impacting the EU and...

Microsoft's Edge challenges Safari as second most-popular browser

Microsoft's Edge challenges Safari as second most-popular browser

Edge is on the cusp of edging out Safari as the second most-popular browser, according to more than one web analytics service. But when it comes to the iPhone and iPad, there's no contest: Safari remains No. 1.

The rise of 'bleisure' trips: How post-pandemic business travel will change

The rise of 'bleisure' trips: How post-pandemic business travel will change

Business travel revenue is expected to return to normal by the end of 2024. But how workers participate in face-to-face meetings, how long they stay, and what new amenities they'll get will be very different.

Why workforce management faces a daunting post-COVID world

Why workforce management faces a daunting post-COVID world

Before the pandemic, workforce and human capital management software and services were mainly used to track employee attendance and work. But with a more hybrid and gig-centric workforce, those tools are now in need of major upgrades....

New VA CIO focuses on digital transformation, EHR changeout

New VA CIO focuses on digital transformation, EHR changeout

Kurt DelBene, a former Microsoft executive who's now the CIO of the US Department of Veterans Affairs, wants to focus on transforming the agency into a digital friendly organization that uses modern technologies such as telehealth...

Microsoft edges back to ‘normal’ with workplace reopening plan

Microsoft edges back to ‘normal’ with workplace reopening plan

Microsoft on Monday became the latest company to announce it will begin requiring some workers to come back to the office — at least part time — amid a drop in coronavirus cases in the US.

Twitter complaint-tracking bot reveals most griped about tech products

Twitter complaint-tracking bot reveals most griped about tech products

A bot that tracked complaints on Twitter about best-selling laptops, tablets and other tech gadgets revealed the ones people most loved to hate. But an analyst says to take the results with a grain of salt.

Apple wants to know why you hate Safari

Apple wants to know why you hate Safari

An Apple evangelist and developer advocate took to Twitter Wednesday to ask users what bugs them about Safari. While some were congenial, others were open about their distaste for the browser.

Nvidia drops plans to buy Arm for $40B

Nvidia drops plans to buy Arm for $40B

After pressure from regulatory agencies around the world concerned about chip industry dominance by one company, Nvidia caved and called off its move to buy the world's largest semiconductor designer.

Research shows Windows updates can take six hours to complete

Research shows Windows updates can take six hours to complete

Devices running Windows 10 and 11 can take up to six hours to fully download and apply software updates, but most will update in under an hour, according to a new report from Microsoft.

Q&A: CISO sees 'enterprise' browser as easier way to monitor employee web use

Q&A: CISO sees 'enterprise' browser as easier way to monitor employee web use

Bob Schuetter, CISO at Ashland Specialty Chemicals, has been piloting a new enterprise-specific browser as a way to secure web traffic and company data associated with SaaS applications.

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