Category: Tech Insight

Synergy reports hyperscale growth soars in Q1

Synergy reports hyperscale growth soars in Q1

At the end of last year, Synergy Research reported that hyperscale data centers were growing like gangbusters with 390 online as we closed out 2017. Today, the company released a new report indicating there are no signs that these large...

/ May 23, 2018
digital business transformation
Digital business transformation creates data management opportunities for MSPs

Digital business transformation creates data management opportunities for MSPs

A lot of hype has been generated about the need to turn data into a strategic business asset as part of a digital business transformation. But, it turns out that the biggest impediment to realizing that vision is reliance on...

/ May 22, 2018
Sniffer
Tech Time Warp: Network General — Maker of The Sniffer — Founded

Tech Time Warp: Network General — Maker of The Sniffer — Founded

Time for a pop quiz. Was “The Sniffer”: A.     The title of a 1959 B-movie B.     A piece of barware C.     A revolutionary diagnostic tool for Local Area Networks If you guessed C, then you are either a network administrator or...

/ May 18, 2018
Cloud 5: Microsoft all in on cloud, more Pentagon cloud deal controversy

Cloud 5: Microsoft all in on cloud, more Pentagon cloud deal controversy

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...

/ May 18, 2018
Serverless computing is coming to a cloud near you

Serverless computing is coming to a cloud near you

Over time, we have watched the levels of computing abstraction filter down to a mind-boggling degree. The virtual machine was the first step on the path, allowing us to take a single server and divide it into multiple machines, providing...

/ May 15, 2018
IoT challenges
Infighting raises additional IoT challenges for MSPs

Infighting raises additional IoT challenges for MSPs

In theory, the Internet of Things (IoT) represents a trillion-dollar opportunity for IT services providers. The challenge will be determining exactly who inside any organization owns the IoT budget. A new survey of IT and operational technology (OT) stakeholders published...

/ May 15, 2018
Windows 10 migrations
Pace of Windows 10 migrations in the enterprise slower than anticipated

Pace of Windows 10 migrations in the enterprise slower than anticipated

Internal IT teams may be looking for a little extra help now that many of them are starting to realize Windows 10 migrations aren’t nearly as simple as once thought. A survey of 400 enterprise IT professionals conducted by Adaptiva,...

/ May 10, 2018
Network automation race
Network automation arms race is on

Network automation arms race is on

Network automation is a doubled-edged sword that as far as managed service providers are concerned is about to cut both ways. On one side, network automation has the potential to significantly reduce labor costs for MSPs. On the other side,...

/ May 8, 2018
Spam email
Tech Time Warp: Spam email celebrates its 40th birthday

Tech Time Warp: Spam email celebrates its 40th birthday

As you work long hours to ensure your company complies with GDPR by May 25, it’s worth noting that proper use—or misuse—of data has been an issue for at least 40 years. Just ask Gary Thuerk, the self-described “father of...

/ May 4, 2018
Cloud 5: Getting ready for serverless and Intel’s booming cloud biz

Cloud 5: Getting ready for serverless and Intel’s booming cloud biz

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. And without further delay, here we go with this week’s links:

/ May 4, 2018