Category: Tech Insight

Survey finds some respondents spending over $500K a month for cloud services

Survey finds some respondents spending over $500K a month for cloud services

RightScale recently released its annual State of the Cloud Report and per usual there were some interesting findings, including the fact that 13 percent of respondents spend more than $500,000 a month on cloud services. That’s a lot of dough. What’s more, 26...

/ February 23, 2018
Cloud 5: Choosing the right cloud platform, poor cloud security at Tesla

Cloud 5: Choosing the right cloud platform, poor cloud security at Tesla

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...

/ February 23, 2018
Tech Time Warp: A Language That’s Anything But, Well, Basic

Tech Time Warp: A Language That’s Anything But, Well, Basic

Basic is such a loaded term these days. The kids use it as a synonym for unremarkable and uninteresting—interestingly enough, words that could not describe BASIC, the computer language co-invented by John Kemeny and Thomas E. Kurtz at Dartmouth University.

/ February 23, 2018
Survey Suggests IT Leaders Are in Need of a Lot More Help from MSPs

Survey Suggests IT Leaders Are in Need of a Lot More Help from MSPs

It appears that more IT projects than ever are being built on a foundation of wishful thinking. A survey of 650 IT decision makers published this week by MuleSoft, a provider of an application programming interface (API) management platform, discovers...

/ February 22, 2018
MSPs Need to Put Cloud Application Claims in Perspective

MSPs Need to Put Cloud Application Claims in Perspective

At an Oracle Modern Finance Experience event this past week Dr. Michael Mandel, senior fellow at the Mack Institute of Innovation Management at the Wharton School, forecasted that a total of $2 trillion will be added to U.S. Gross Domestic...

/ February 20, 2018
Tech Time Warp: Meet ENIAC, the First Digital General Purpose Computer

Tech Time Warp: Meet ENIAC, the First Digital General Purpose Computer

It might lack the immediate name recognition of Harvard’s Mark I or Bletchley Park’s Colossus, but the University of Pennsylvania’s ENIAC stands right next to them in the annals of computer history. The Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer made its...

/ February 16, 2018
Cloud 5: Walmart builds a cloud and why cloud bills could get bigger

Cloud 5: Walmart builds a cloud and why cloud bills could get bigger

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...

/ February 16, 2018
Research Suggests Many Services Providers Already on Brink of Extinction

Research Suggests Many Services Providers Already on Brink of Extinction

Most IT services providers are at various points along a IT transformation journey that is being driven by demand for more agility. Today a customer can fire up a virtual machine in a few minutes, but it can still take...

/ February 15, 2018
Oracle plans to build a dozen data centers in massive cloud expansion

Oracle plans to build a dozen data centers in massive cloud expansion

Never let it be said that Oracle chairman Larry Ellison does anything halfway. It took him some time to embrace the cloud, but now that he has, he’s put the considerable financial weight of his company behind the idea. This...

/ February 15, 2018
Tech Time Warp: Garry Kasparov’s Rage Against the Machine

Tech Time Warp: Garry Kasparov’s Rage Against the Machine

The precarious relationship between man and machine has always preoccupied the technologically minded. Computer genius Alan Turing was asking “Can machines think?” as early as 1950. Few of us, though, have devoted as much time to the question—or been as...

/ February 9, 2018