Category: Tech Insight

Application workloads
Application workloads moving to the cloud at a faster pace should benefit MSPs

Application workloads moving to the cloud at a faster pace should benefit MSPs

Savvy managed service providers keep one eye on where existing application workloads are deployed today and the other on where new ones are likely to be deployed tomorrow. A new report from Gartner estimates that as of 2016 approximately 17...

/ October 17, 2017
Steve Jobs
Tech Time Warp: Steve Jobs’ NeXT Move

Tech Time Warp: Steve Jobs’ NeXT Move

If someone tells you the NeXT computer was “Steve Jobs’ biggest failure,” consider that person uninformed (or a purveyor of clickbait). After all, if you’re reading this blog post on an Apple device, you’re benefiting from Jobs’ NeXT-level thinking. Like...

/ October 13, 2017
Cloud 5: Microsoft’s green Irish cloud, AI as a service takes off

Cloud 5: Microsoft’s green Irish cloud, AI as a service takes off

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...

/ October 13, 2017
Alibaba flexes its muscles in the cloud

Alibaba flexes its muscles in the cloud

Alibaba made headlines this week with a couple of announcements that could boost its cloud computing business in the world. While the Chinese eCommerce giant is a big deal in China, they don’t appear to be a major player quite...

/ October 12, 2017
data platforms
Rapid proliferation of data platforms creates significant opportunities for MSPs

Rapid proliferation of data platforms creates significant opportunities for MSPs

Increased complexity is generally a good thing for managed service providers because it adds more stress to IT environments, which usually creates demand for additional managed services. Lately, the greatest complexity involves the number of places data gets stored. Once...

/ October 12, 2017
Cloud 5: Cloud disaster prep, Pentagon all-in on cloud

Cloud 5: Cloud disaster prep, Pentagon all-in on 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...

/ October 6, 2017
Blockchain is the cloud’s latest obsession

Blockchain is the cloud’s latest obsession

Every year it seems, the cloud gets obsessed with a shiny new toy. Last year it was artificial intelligence and machine learning. This year, it’s blockchain and the various cloud platform companies are competing for your attention. With Platform-as-a-Service, a...

/ October 5, 2017
Fueling digital business transformation
Gartner: Digital business transformation to fuel IT services spending increase

Gartner: Digital business transformation to fuel IT services spending increase

The more things change, the larger the opportunity for managed services providers becomes. At the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017 conference this week, Gartner predicted that not only will worldwide spending on IT increase 4.3 percent in 2017, but spending on IT services will...

/ October 5, 2017
Cloud migration costs
Cost of cloud migrations limiting adoption

Cost of cloud migrations limiting adoption

Helping migrate applications into the cloud has been a boon to managed service providers. But a new survey of 500 IT decision makers conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Virtustream, the cloud service provider arm of Dell Technologies, suggests...

/ October 3, 2017
Microsoft Word
Tech Time Warp: Happy Birthday to Microsoft Word

Tech Time Warp: Happy Birthday to Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word is so synonymous with office life it’s hard to consider it groundbreaking. But next time you’re plodding through TPS reports, think back to October 1983, when word processing wasn’t quite so easy. A lucky few had access to...

/ September 29, 2017