Tag: cloud computing

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
Most organizations plan to reevaluate cloud computing strategy

Most organizations plan to reevaluate cloud computing strategy

A whopping 72 percent of 727 respondents to a global survey conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Virtustream, the cloud service provider arm of Dell Technologies, plan to revisit their organizations cloud strategy within the next two years. The...

/ July 12, 2018
cloud attacks
Increasing cloud attacks spark need for improved cloud security

Increasing cloud attacks spark need for improved cloud security

It’s hard enough running an MSP these days with all the malware, ransomware, and cryptocurrency miners one has to protect against, but there’s another front in the cyberwar, one that once seemed relatively safe: the cloud. Consider that attacks on...

/ July 4, 2018 / 1 Comment
Resistance to cloud computing comes to an end

Resistance to cloud computing comes to an end

It’s been a long time coming, but a new survey suggests resistance to cloud computing has now all but fallen. A survey of 1,554 IT professionals and C-level executives conducted by EvolveIP, a provider of cloud services, finds that 92...

/ June 12, 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
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
IBM introduces skinny mainframe for cloud age

IBM introduces skinny mainframe for cloud age

The mainframe has been a mainstay of enterprise computing for decades, and IBM has dominated the category, but what place does it have in the age of the cloud? Surprisingly, the oldest bit of computing technology continues to live a...

/ April 11, 2018
Spiraling Cloud Costs Create Optimization Opportunity for MSPs

Spiraling Cloud Costs Create Optimization Opportunity for MSPs

The great paradox of cloud computing is that the primary reason most organizations embrace it is cost, and the number one issue they need to address after adopting cloud services is also cost. A new report from 451 Research drives...

/ March 12, 2018
Car companies are increasingly becoming software companies

Car companies are increasingly becoming software companies

Car companies used to be as old-school as you can imagine, producing vehicles in factories and selling them at dealerships, but as we move toward a future of data-driven vehicles and eventually self-driving cars, we are seeing a hard shift...

/ March 7, 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