Lucas Mearian

Senior Reporter

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

As reshoring brings chipmakers back to the US, Apple looks to jump on board

How many jobs are available in technology in the US?

How many jobs are available in technology in the US?

Tech unemployment dropped in November as companies continue adding job openings, especially in emerging fields.

Maersk's TradeLens demise likely a death knell for blockchain consortiums

Maersk's TradeLens demise likely a death knell for blockchain consortiums

After four years, Maersk is shuttering its blockchain experiment aimed at creating an efficient and inexpensive method for tracking global shipments. While blockchain consortiums may struggle, enhanced blockchain-as-a-service...

The new way to hire tech workers: from the bottom up

The new way to hire tech workers: from the bottom up

As a dearth of tech talent continues to plague business, companies are getting more creative in how they find and train workers to fill key roles. Apprenticeships are among the fastest growing trends in discovering hidden talent.

Demand for IT pros remains high even as layoffs continue

Demand for IT pros remains high even as layoffs continue

Even as tens of thousand of workers are being let go in a spate of highly publicized layoffs, IT professionals are still in demand — particularly in some key fields.

What Amazon, Twitter, Meta, and others got wrong with layoffs

What Amazon, Twitter, Meta, and others got wrong with layoffs

The flurry of high-profile tech layoffs in recent months belies the fact that the unemployment rate for tech workers is around 2.3%. What those companies got wrong — their hiring strategy.

FTX meltdown likely to spur crypto regulations, cool digital currency push

FTX meltdown likely to spur crypto regulations, cool digital currency push

The collapse of the major crypto exchange could be the final straw in an ongoing push to create oversight of cryptocurrencies, how they're stored, and where they're traded. Any government oversight is likely to affect other digital...

Q&A: RPI president says CHIPs Act will spur quantum computing, next-gen tech

Q&A: RPI president says CHIPs Act will spur quantum computing, next-gen tech

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's new president, Martin Schmidt, believes new investments by the US government will bolster efforts to reshore chip development and production, and generate new, bleeding-edge processors.

Corporate execs confident on sustainability goals, admit more work needed

Corporate execs confident on sustainability goals, admit more work needed

Most companies have hit their near-term goals for greenhouse gas reduction, and some have advanced circular-economy projects. But to get to net-zero emissions, suppliers, customers. and dedicated corporate teams will all be needed.

Are in-office mandates killing productivity?

Are in-office mandates killing productivity?

Worker productivity dropped precipitously in the first half of 2022, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, and some are blaming corporate return-to-office mandates for the downturn. At a time when unemployment is low and...

Q&A: Expedia CTO details return-to-work program for workers who come back

Q&A: Expedia CTO details return-to-work program for workers who come back

Expedia Group recently graduated its first group of former employees from a 16-week internship program aimed at reacquainting them to the technology workforce after having been away for two or more years. Anyone who took two or more...

Q&A: Chase CIO offers top interview tips for tech job seekers

Q&A: Chase CIO offers top interview tips for tech job seekers

If you want an edge, first educate yourself on the industry and organization in which you're seeking employment, advises Chase CIO Gill Haus — and don't be afraid to be yourself.

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