Mike Elgan

Contributing Columnist

Mike Elgan is a technology-obsessed journalist, author, blogger, podcaster and digital nomad. He writes a column for IDG’s Insider Pro. Learn more at his website: elgan.com.

Will Zuckerberg’s ‘metaverse’ change everything?

The rise of tablets: Why we don't need laptops or phones anymore

The rise of tablets: Why we don't need laptops or phones anymore

We may want them, but we don’t actually need them. Here’s why tablets can replace everything now.

8 surprising ways remote work helps  business

8 surprising ways remote work helps business

The sudden pandemic-driven rush to remote work in 2020 was an unprecedented experiment. Here’s what we’ve learned so far.

Old-fashioned business travel is dead (but don't blame the pandemic)

Old-fashioned business travel is dead (but don't blame the pandemic)

The norms and habits around traveling for work have changed dramatically in recent years. Here's what's different now — and why.

7 inconvenient truths about the hybrid work trend

7 inconvenient truths about the hybrid work trend

One silver lining from the pandemic may be the mainstreaming of remote and hybrid work. There are just a few problems.

Remote work 2.0 — when WFH really means 'work from anywhere'

Remote work 2.0 — when WFH really means 'work from anywhere'

Many companies have embraced a work-from-home model, but most aren’t prepared for what comes next. Here’s what to expect and how to get ready.

How social media will become the most reliable source of information

How social media will become the most reliable source of information

Today, social sites like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook drive the fake news disinformation crisis. Tomorrow they're our best hope for solving it.

Why just about everyone is wrong about 5G

Why just about everyone is wrong about 5G

The next generation of mobile broadband will neither solve all our problems nor cause new ones.

Make way for the new head of remote work

Make way for the new head of remote work

Large organizations are suddenly hiring for a new position that will change your work life forever. Here's what you need to know.

Inside Apple's 'Bionic Virtual Meeting Room'

Inside Apple's 'Bionic Virtual Meeting Room'

In the near future, you'll attend meetings in a conference room that exists in your Apple AR glasses.

Google, Facebook, SpaceX battle to connect remote workers

Google, Facebook, SpaceX battle to connect remote workers

The coronavirus crisis is driving employees out of the cities and into remote areas where bandwidth is low or nonexistent. Google, Facebook, SpaceX and others all have a dog in this fight.

Why coronavirus contact tracing apps are failing

Why coronavirus contact tracing apps are failing

Security, yes. But the biggest problem to adoption is staring us all in the mirror. Here's what that means for you and your organization.

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