Month: September 2017

copyright computer code
Tech Time Warp: Copyright protection for computer code

Tech Time Warp: Copyright protection for computer code

Sept. 22, 1986, marked a milestone in a protracted legal battle between Intel and NEC Corp. over copyright protection of computer code. As they fought for control of the microprocessor market, the two semiconductor companies—Intel American, and NEC Corp. Japanese—found...

/ September 22, 2017
Cloud 5: Oracle pokes AWS, GE narrows cloud focus

Cloud 5: Oracle pokes AWS, GE narrows cloud focus

Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find. Before we jump into this week’s links, please have a look at one of...

/ September 22, 2017
Infrastructure challenges
Legacy network infrastructure acts as a drag on strategic IT initiatives

Legacy network infrastructure acts as a drag on strategic IT initiatives

When it comes to IT projects, most organizations are fairly ambitious. From migrating workloads to the cloud to launching Internet of Things (IoT) projects, there is no end of IT projects in sight. Often, the one thing holding back those...

/ September 21, 2017
Moving to the cloud was the best decision Adobe ever made

Moving to the cloud was the best decision Adobe ever made

This week Adobe released their latest earnings data, and it was all good for the cloud software company, especially when it came to the Creative Cloud. Moving from boxed software to subscriptions was the best decision the company ever made....

/ September 20, 2017
Data integration
Expanding data integration needs play to the strengths of MSPs

Expanding data integration needs play to the strengths of MSPs

Most managed service providers also resell hardware and software, so the shift to the cloud has forced them to rebalance their revenue streams. As more applications are consumed as a cloud service, an MSP’s balance sheet fundamentally changes. Instead of...

/ September 19, 2017
Ask an MSP Expert: How can I drive more business growth?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can I drive more business growth?

Q: We are looking to grow our MSP business and expand our customer base. What are some ways we can drive additional business growth without hiring more staff? That’s a great question. Often businesses that want to grow believe the...

/ September 18, 2017
CryptoLocker
Tech Time Warp: CryptoLocker takes ransomware mainstream

Tech Time Warp: CryptoLocker takes ransomware mainstream

These days, every MSP is well aware of the risks of ransomware (and hopefully using cloud backup to protect against it). But back in September 2013, the concept of malware that encrypted your files and demanded payment within a 72-hour...

/ September 15, 2017
Cloud 5: Everyone loves Kubernetes, Cisco’s cloud pivot

Cloud 5: Everyone loves Kubernetes, Cisco’s cloud pivot

Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find. Before we jump into this week’s links, please have a look at one of...

/ September 15, 2017
5G networking
MSPs need a reality check when it comes to 5G networking

MSPs need a reality check when it comes to 5G networking

Device manufacturers are generating a lot of hype about 5G networking. After all, they want to sell next-generation systems capable of accessing and processing virtual reality applications and Internet of Things (IoT) applications that can process massive amounts of data over...

/ September 14, 2017
Rackspace
Rackspace fortifies its position in the managed cloud market with Datapipe acquisition

Rackspace fortifies its position in the managed cloud market with Datapipe acquisition

When Rackspace bought rival Datapipe this week, it made a move that solidified its position as the number two company in the managed cloud market, and in the process created a bigger company to battle market leader IBM (according to data from...

/ September 13, 2017