Category: Tech Insight

Cloud 5: Apple boosts data center spending, Hyperscale causing memory shortage

Cloud 5: Apple boosts data center spending, Hyperscale causing memory shortage

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...

/ January 19, 2018
When cloud companies partner, customers usually win

When cloud companies partner, customers usually win

When cloud companies team up, good things tend to happen for customers. It provides a way to combine different kinds of enterprise information in a seamless way. Cloud partnerships happen so often and so easily, it’s easy to take them...

/ January 18, 2018
2001 A Space Odyssey
Tech Time Warp: Happy birthday, HAL—however old you are

Tech Time Warp: Happy birthday, HAL—however old you are

Depending on your vantage point, HAL—the supercomputer at the heart of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey—is turning 21, 26, or 50 this year. In the screenplay, a malfunctioning HAL says, “I became operational at the H.A.L. Plant in Urbana,...

/ January 12, 2018
Cloud 5: Meltdown and Spectre’s impact on cloud, Ford’s transportation cloud

Cloud 5: Meltdown and Spectre’s impact on cloud, Ford’s transportation cloud

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...

/ January 12, 2018
IT management
Most organizations still struggle with fundamentals of IT management

Most organizations still struggle with fundamentals of IT management

While there’s a lot of well-deserved focus on business and IT innovation these days, the fundamentals of delivering IT services never go away. In fact, a new survey published this week by Syncsort, a provider of data management software, indicates...

/ January 11, 2018
Report: DoD removed Star Wars references from cloud planning memo

Report: DoD removed Star Wars references from cloud planning memo

When it comes to the Pentagon and cloud computing, you don’t expect anyone to be playing around, but according to a Bloomberg report this week, a Pentagon official slipped in a couple of Star Wars references into the initial draft...

/ January 11, 2018
digital assistants
Digital assistants to become pervasive in 2018

Digital assistants to become pervasive in 2018

The one thing made clear this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is that digital assistants will soon be everywhere. Google, for example, used to the conference to showcase how Google Assistant with challenge rival digital assistant software from...

/ January 9, 2018
Microsoft
Tech Time Warp: The Origin of the Name “Microsoft”

Tech Time Warp: The Origin of the Name “Microsoft”

Quick: Name some of the mostly widely used portmanteaus of the past 40 years. You might think of “Bennifer,” “Brangelina,” and other failed celebrity couples, but did you think of Microsoft? On Jan. 2, 1975, Microsoft co-founders Bill Gates and...

/ January 5, 2018 / 2 Comments
Cloud 5: Kubernetes future, AWS and Salesforce want to shed Oracle databases

Cloud 5: Kubernetes future, AWS and Salesforce want to shed Oracle databases

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...

/ January 5, 2018
Data centers became big business in 2017

Data centers became big business in 2017

Data centers were a hot commodity in 2017. In fact, a report released by Synergy Research this week found that sales reached $20 billion, surpassing the totals of 2015 and 2016 combined. How active was the data center market last...

/ January 4, 2018