Category: Tech Insight

Cloud 5: Microsoft’s free OneDrive gambit, everyone loves Kubernetes

Cloud 5: Microsoft’s free OneDrive gambit, everyone loves Kubernetes

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...

/ February 9, 2018
Forecast sees massive reduction of traditional data centers by 2021

Forecast sees massive reduction of traditional data centers by 2021

Cisco made a brazen prediction in its Global Cloud Index report this month. The company forecast that by 2021, just three years from now, only 6 percent of workloads would be processed in what they called traditional data centers. That means...

/ February 8, 2018
Modernization of healthcare IT creates major MSP opportunity

Modernization of healthcare IT creates major MSP opportunity

There’s not a lot of specifics available yet in terms of how a new alliance between Amazon, JP Morgan Chase, and Berkshire Hathaway will lead to reduce healthcare costs for their employees. The assumption is that all three companies will...

/ February 8, 2018
Fast and furious advances in AI are now coming to MSPs

Fast and furious advances in AI are now coming to MSPs

Today, most IT workers can be forgiven for assuming that the complexity of the tasks involved means it’s unlikely advances in artificial intelligence (AI) are likely to impact them any time soon. But as managed service providers (MSPs) continue to...

/ February 6, 2018
Tech Time Warp: First published reference to vaporware

Tech Time Warp: First published reference to vaporware

In Texas, they call it “all hat, no cattle.” In Silicon Valley, they call it vaporware, and the first use of the term was in a Feb. 3, 1986, Time Magazine article by Philip Elmer-DeWitt about the delayed release of...

/ February 2, 2018
Cloud 5: Google reveals its cloud revenue, SAP makes big cloud bet

Cloud 5: Google reveals its cloud revenue, SAP makes big cloud bet

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...

/ February 2, 2018
cloud marketplaces
Survey finds little reliance on cloud marketplaces to acquire software and services

Survey finds little reliance on cloud marketplaces to acquire software and services

Most managed services providers also resell products, so how end customers acquire software still matters in the age of the cloud. In theory, most customers are downloading software from cloud marketplaces that the major public cloud providers have opened. But,...

/ February 1, 2018
Smart cars require smarter cities, and the cloud should have a big role

Smart cars require smarter cities, and the cloud should have a big role

There have been lots of stories in the last year about the move to edge computing. The argument goes that with something like an autonomous vehicle, you can’t afford the latency to go to the cloud to get an answer...

/ January 30, 2018
computer mouse
Tech Time Warp: Happy birthday to Douglas Engelbart, inventor of the mouse

Tech Time Warp: Happy birthday to Douglas Engelbart, inventor of the mouse

Born Jan. 30, 1925, Douglas Engelbart isn’t a household name for most people, but we all know—and many of us can’t live without—his most famous invention: the computer mouse. The Portland, Oregon, native served as a Navy radar technician in...

/ January 26, 2018
Cloud 5: UK hospitals can use public cloud, the impact of a cloud outage

Cloud 5: UK hospitals can use public cloud, the impact of a cloud outage

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...

/ January 26, 2018