Category: Tech Insight

Cloud 5: AWS reports revenue and managing multi-clouds

Cloud 5: AWS reports revenue and managing multi-clouds

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...

/ July 28, 2017
Apple's Lisa computer
Tech Time Warp: Apple begins work on the Lisa

Tech Time Warp: Apple begins work on the Lisa

While everyone else was at the beach during the summer of 1979, Steve Jobs began work on—you guessed it—another product that would change the world. The Lisa, introduced to the marketplace in 1983, was Apple’s first foray into personal computers...

/ July 28, 2017
Middleware in the cloud
Middleware starts to head for the cloud

Middleware starts to head for the cloud

For as long as there have been applications, the need to integrate them has driven demand for middleware spanning everything from connectors and application servers to messaging and enterprise service bus technologies. In fact, without those technologies the opportunities to...

/ July 27, 2017
Diane Greene, head of Google Cloud Platform, speaking at TechCrunch
Google’s murky cloud numbers

Google’s murky cloud numbers

Google announced its earnings report this week, and buried in a section called ‘Other Revenue’ was their cloud earnings — thrown together with a bunch of other ill-defined stuff that wasn’t ad revenue. The good news is that the number...

/ July 26, 2017 / 2 Comments
mobile computing
Rise of mobile computing changes MSP game

Rise of mobile computing changes MSP game

When it comes to building and deploying mobile computing applications, most internal IT organizations are severely challenged. That’s becoming a major problem because custom mobile applications are at the forefront of any digital business initiative. In fact, a new survey...

/ July 25, 2017
Email outage chaos
Tech Time Warp: Email Outage Chaos

Tech Time Warp: Email Outage Chaos

The Internet makes life so much easier … except when it doesn’t. Just like a bad cold makes you appreciate breathing through your nose, an Internet outage makes you realize your reliance on email and texts and streaming services. The...

/ July 21, 2017
Number 5 on a shelf.
Cloud 5: Microsoft’s cloud profits, IDC cloud prediction

Cloud 5: Microsoft’s cloud profits, IDC cloud prediction

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...

/ July 21, 2017
IBM is still struggling to find success in the cloud

IBM is still struggling to find success in the cloud

IBM’s filed its Q2 2017 earnings report this week, which was never a pretty sight in recent years, and sure enough the company suffered through its 21st straight quarter of declining revenue. It’s an astonishing streak. If IBM were a...

/ July 20, 2017
artificial intelligence
Coming to terms with fear and loathing of artificial intelligence

Coming to terms with fear and loathing of artificial intelligence

By now most IT leaders have accepted that large swaths of the routine functions performed inside and outside of the IT department will soon be automated thanks to advances in artificial intelligence (AI) applications employing machine and deep learning algorithms....

/ July 18, 2017
The cloud data center building boom

The cloud data center building boom

Seems like every week, we have a major cloud vendor opening up a new data center or a new region (cluster of data centers) somewhere in the world. Just last week, Apple opened one in China and announced they would...

/ July 18, 2017