Category: Tech Insight

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
SimCity
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
AI data management
AI pioneers are struggling with data management

AI pioneers are struggling with data management

As interest in artificial intelligence (AI) continues to increase rapidly, they say data is the new oil. The machine and deep learning algorithms that drive AI applications require access to massive amounts of data to work. A new survey of...

/ May 31, 2018
cloud computing confusion
Confusion and complexity reign in the age of the cloud

Confusion and complexity reign in the age of the cloud

Most of the focus for the past few years has been on making the transition to the cloud. As it turns out, though, many IT organizations are experiencing significant challenges once they get there. The top one is, of course,...

/ May 29, 2018
Microsoft
Tech Time Warp: Highlights from Bill Gates’ 1995 Internet Memo

Tech Time Warp: Highlights from Bill Gates’ 1995 Internet Memo

For a guy quoted in 1993 as saying “The Internet? We’re not interested in it,” Bill Gates certainly had a major change of heart by May 26, 1995, when he sent a memo titled “The Internet Tidal Wave” to his...

/ May 25, 2018
Cloud 5: Public sector gets cloud religion, small cloud vendors build niche

Cloud 5: Public sector gets cloud religion, small cloud vendors build niche

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 25, 2018
How cloud computing creates a need for service providers to transform

How cloud computing creates a need for service providers to transform

The shift to cloud computing is starting to have a profound impact on how and where IT service providers are setting up operations centers. Historically, many IT service providers would either build their own data centers or employ infrastructure they...

/ May 24, 2018
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