Category: Tech Insight

Tech Time Warp: Andy Warhol and the Amiga

Tech Time Warp: Andy Warhol and the Amiga

The format of the Apple product launch is legendary, but it doesn’t hold a candle to the July 23, 1985, launch of the Commodore Amiga 1000. Held at Lincoln Center, with Commodore employees sporting tuxes and the music of a...

/ July 27, 2018
Cloud 5: A cloud history and what’s coming next

Cloud 5: A cloud history and what’s coming next

Welcome to the final 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...

/ July 27, 2018
Lessons from the Amazon Prime Day fiasco

Lessons from the Amazon Prime Day fiasco

Earlier this month, Amazon held its annual Prime Day. It’s a day when thousands of Amazon Prime customers come together on the Amazon website to pick through the hundreds of bargains being offered by the shopping site. It’s supposed to...

/ July 26, 2018 / 1 Comment
Advanced Analytics Creates Opportunity for MSPs to Transform IT Operations

Advanced Analytics Creates Opportunity for MSPs to Transform IT Operations

A new report published this week by Dresner Advisory Services sheds some light on how IT organizations want to apply advanced analytics to optimize IT operations. The 2018 IT Analytics Market Study finds that the top four management metrics in...

/ July 26, 2018
IT Leaders Need a Little Extra Digital Process Transformation Help from MSP Friends

IT Leaders Need a Little Extra Digital Process Transformation Help from MSP Friends

There’s naturally a lot of hype these days when it comes to digital process transformation. But a survey of 200 CIOs and IT directors published today by Trace3, an IT services provider, suggests the most important areas of IT focus...

/ July 24, 2018
Tech Time Warp: Happy 50th Birthday, Intel!

Tech Time Warp: Happy 50th Birthday, Intel!

Your Intel insides are officially middle-aged. On July 18, 1968, Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore, formerly employees of Fairchild Semiconductor, officially founded microprocessor giant Intel in Santa Clara, California. Differing from other tech fairy tales, Intel didn’t get its start...

/ July 20, 2018
Cloud 5: Amazon Prime Day fiasco, Walmart cozies up with Microsoft

Cloud 5: Amazon Prime Day fiasco, Walmart cozies up with Microsoft

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 20, 2018
IT Infrastructure Paradox Creates Opportunity for MSPs

IT Infrastructure Paradox Creates Opportunity for MSPs

Something akin to a paradox has emerged when it comes to the management of IT infrastructure on the age of the cloud. A new survey of 401 IT leaders conducted by Dimensional Research on behalf of Virtual Instruments, a provider...

/ July 19, 2018
Battle for control over network edge begins in earnest

Battle for control over network edge begins in earnest

A battle for control over the layer of abstraction that will enable services to be delivered to the network edge is now being waged between various types of hypervisors and container technologies. Various types of embedded systems that make up...

/ July 17, 2018
Tech Time Warp: Zeus, Ruler of Malware?

Tech Time Warp: Zeus, Ruler of Malware?

Like its Greek god namesake, the Trojan malware Zeus is powerful and virile. Since it first surfaced in July 2007 in an attack on the U.S. Department of Transportation, Zeus, aka Zbot, and its variants have wreaked havoc on the...

/ July 13, 2018