Category: Tech Insight

Tech Time Warp: DESCHALL Project Cracks 56-Bit Encryption

Tech Time Warp: DESCHALL Project Cracks 56-Bit Encryption

On June 17, 1997, a group of friends proved that it didn’t take too much effort—or computer power—to bring down 56-bit symmetric encryption, then the U.S. Department of Commerce’s standard for security. Since 1976, the government and financial institutions had...

/ June 15, 2018
Cloud 5: Online retailer chooses AWS, Salesforce flexes marketing muscles

Cloud 5: Online retailer chooses AWS, Salesforce flexes marketing muscles

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...

/ June 15, 2018
Salesforce Marketing Cloud enhancements are all about improving customer experience

Salesforce Marketing Cloud enhancements are all about improving customer experience

Salesforce Connections might not be as big as Dreamforce, but it’s meant to give the Salesforce Marketing Cloud its own special time in the sun. The conference took place in Chicago this week and in many ways felt like Adobe...

/ June 14, 2018
Resistance to cloud computing comes to an end

Resistance to cloud computing comes to an end

It’s been a long time coming, but a new survey suggests resistance to cloud computing has now all but fallen. A survey of 1,554 IT professionals and C-level executives conducted by EvolveIP, a provider of cloud services, finds that 92...

/ June 12, 2018
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Tech Time Warp: Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center Connects to NSFNET

Tech Time Warp: Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center Connects to NSFNET

If you’re schooled in tech history, you’ve heard of ARPANET, the U.S. Department of Defense precursor to the Internet. But ARPANET wasn’t the only network to pave the way for the Information Superhighway. Also worthy of mention is NSFNET —a project...

/ June 8, 2018
Cloud 5: Microsoft’s underwater data center, avoiding cloud lock-in

Cloud 5: Microsoft’s underwater data center, avoiding cloud lock-in

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...

/ June 8, 2018
Microsoft makes a play for developers with GitHub acquisition

Microsoft makes a play for developers with GitHub acquisition

Microsoft spent a bushel of money this week to go out and buy GitHub. It cost them $7.5 billion in stock, quite a hefty price for the programming repository. In fact, it was 25 times revenue, according to a report...

/ June 7, 2018
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Tech Time Warp: Maxis, Creator of SimCity, Goes Public

Tech Time Warp: Maxis, Creator of SimCity, Goes Public

Once they’ve taken care of their basic needs, your Sims should get busy celebrating June 1. After all, on that date in 1995, software company Maxis—the gaming company founded by Will Wright and Jeff Braun—went public. Wright developed the idea...

/ June 1, 2018
Cloud 5: Avoiding cloud complexity, Nvidia ups stakes in AI cloud game

Cloud 5: Avoiding cloud complexity, Nvidia ups stakes in AI cloud game

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...

/ June 1, 2018
Box continues steady revenue growth

Box continues steady revenue growth

Getting to $100 million in revenue is a pretty big deal for most SaaS companies. Getting to a billion is an entirely different level. Box is making steady progress toward that goal, and it continued its upward growth trajectory this...

/ May 31, 2018