Category: Tech Insight

Microsoft’s focus shifts squarely to cloud with reorganization

Microsoft’s focus shifts squarely to cloud with reorganization

Last week, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella published a memo announcing major changes to the leadership structure at the company. Perhaps it was an extension of the vision he has carried from the beginning, but it also seemed to be a...

/ April 3, 2018 / 1 Comment
UNIVAC
Tech Time Warp: U.S. Census Bureau signs UNIVAC contract

Tech Time Warp: U.S. Census Bureau signs UNIVAC contract

With the next census just two years away—it takes place April 1, 2020—it’s worth remembering the machine that computerized the U.S. Census Bureau’s operations. The bureau signed a contract on March 31, 1951, to use the UNIVAC, or the UNIVersal...

/ March 30, 2018
Cloud 5: Pentagon’s cloud bid drama, Nvidia’s cloud self-driving car simulator

Cloud 5: Pentagon’s cloud bid drama, Nvidia’s cloud self-driving car simulator

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...

/ March 30, 2018
wireless charging
Managed wireless charging is coming soon to a table near you

Managed wireless charging is coming soon to a table near you

The days when end users spent some portion of their day trying to find an outlet to power a mobile device are coming to an end. Wireless charging that enables the newest generation of mobile devices to be charged inductively...

/ March 29, 2018 / 1 Comment
Docker containers
How Docker containers accelerate cloud migrations

How Docker containers accelerate cloud migrations

By now most managed service providers are at least aware of Docker containers. But, far too many of them view Docker containers simply as a tool for building next-generation applications based on microservices. The most pressing use case for Docker...

/ March 27, 2018
Giants Brains
Tech Time Warp: Edmund Berkeley, a giant brain of computing

Tech Time Warp: Edmund Berkeley, a giant brain of computing

Computer history is filled with quirky individuals—and Edmund Berkeley, born March 21, 1909, is among the most fascinating. It’s hard to pinpoint what Berkeley should be most known for: Founding the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)? (Relations with ACM later...

/ March 23, 2018
Cloud 5: Salesforce’s $6.5B MuleSoft bet, Apple and IBM expand partnership to AI

Cloud 5: Salesforce’s $6.5B MuleSoft bet, Apple and IBM expand partnership to AI

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...

/ March 23, 2018
Google Cloud looks ready to board the blockchain train

Google Cloud looks ready to board the blockchain train

Blockchain is surely the buzzword of the day. All you need to do is put blockchain in your title and your stock goes up, as we actually saw a soft drink company attempt at the end of last year. Yet,...

/ March 22, 2018
AI arms race
AI arms race bodes well for IT services providers

AI arms race bodes well for IT services providers

There’s a lot of hype about artificial intelligence (AI) applications that exceeds any reality. But, it is true that just about every application imaginable will soon be infused with machine- and deep-learning algorithms capable of automating a wide variety of...

/ March 20, 2018
intent-based networking
Alex Hoff: Intent-based networking will revolutionize managed services

Alex Hoff: Intent-based networking will revolutionize managed services

Wouldn’t it be great if managing a network were like ordering a pizza? Decide what you want, make a phone call (or visit a website), and place your order — done. Figuring out how to fill the order wouldn’t be...

/ March 19, 2018