Category: Tech Insight

Cloud 5: Will the edge kill the cloud, public cloud’s role in emerging tech

Cloud 5: Will the edge kill the cloud, public cloud’s role in emerging tech

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...

/ November 10, 2017
Microsoft Office 365
Long March to Microsoft Office 365 in the Cloud Remains Ahead

Long March to Microsoft Office 365 in the Cloud Remains Ahead

One of the primary drivers of the shift to cloud computing has been Microsoft Office 365, which delivers the widely used Microsoft productivity and email applications as a cloud service. But, a survey of 1,168 IT professionals in the U.S.,...

/ November 9, 2017
As OpenStack grows up, it’s becoming a significant economic engine

As OpenStack grows up, it’s becoming a significant economic engine

OpenStack was created in 2010 by Rackspace and NASA as a check against the growing power of AWS in the cloud. People were concerned about AWS’s “black box” approach to cloud service delivery and the consortium of companies that started...

/ November 9, 2017
OpenStack momentum
OpenStack adoption picks up momentum

OpenStack adoption picks up momentum

Usage of the open source OpenStack cloud management framework has been limited mostly to cloud services providers due to the complexity involved in standing up these IT environments. But, a new report from 451 Research published this week suggests that...

/ November 7, 2017
Morris worm
Tech Time Warp: Morris worm exposes Internet security issues

Tech Time Warp: Morris worm exposes Internet security issues

The morning of Nov. 3, 1988, the Internet discovered stranger danger thanks to a 24-year-old grad student whose intellectual curiosity got out of hand. The Morris worm was the creation of Cornell University student Robert Tappan Morris Jr. and provided...

/ November 3, 2017
Cloud 5: Cloud’s tipping point, serverless or containers

Cloud 5: Cloud’s tipping point, serverless or containers

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...

/ November 3, 2017
Internet of Things
MSPs need to take the long view on Internet of Things

MSPs need to take the long view on Internet of Things

There’s a lot of hype these days surrounding anything associated with the Internet of Things (IoT). But despite the hype a survey published this week by Dresner Advisory Services finds that only 32 percent of the respondents deemed IoT to...

/ November 2, 2017
Big tech companies make huge gains led by cloud computing

Big tech companies make huge gains led by cloud computing

Last week was a good week for big tech, and by extension cloud computing. This helped lead the way to huge gains for the big three — Amazon, Google, and Microsoft.  As CNBC reported on Friday, the big five, which also...

/ November 2, 2017
ARPANET
Tech Time Warp: The ARPANET crash of 1980

Tech Time Warp: The ARPANET crash of 1980

A network-wide crash equals one of the worst work days ever, right? Hopefully you won’t be faced with one anytime soon, but if you are, take solace in the knowledge that they’ve always been a problem. On Oct. 27, 1980,...

/ October 27, 2017
Cloud 5: AWS revenue soars, Cisco and Google partner

Cloud 5: AWS revenue soars, Cisco and Google partner

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...

/ October 27, 2017