Category: Tech Insight

Tech Time Warp: Patent issued for Williams Tube, an early form of RAM

Tech Time Warp: Patent issued for Williams Tube, an early form of RAM

After World War II, British electrical engineer Frederic Williams found himself on the hunt for his next project. During the war, he had developed radar technology that could identify friendly aircraft, using “Friend or Foe,” or IFF, radar. So, what...

/ December 14, 2018
Linux Foundation is looking for a few good MSPs with networking expertise

Linux Foundation is looking for a few good MSPs with networking expertise

The Linux Foundation is looking for managed service providers (MSP) and systems integrators to start contributing to multiple projects seeking to transform networking using open source code.

/ December 13, 2018
Five MSP security predictions for 2019

Five MSP security predictions for 2019

The champagne hasn’t been purchased, the noisemakers are still in storage, and the ball in Times Square hasn’t fallen to usher in 2019 yet. The ball is operated and dropped using a computer network, one that we hope is well...

/ December 12, 2018
DRaaS emerges as a red-hot opportunity for MSPs

DRaaS emerges as a red-hot opportunity for MSPs

Thanks to concerns about cybersecurity and increased complexity with the data environment itself, a report published today by Future Market Insights predicts the Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) market will grow in the U.S. from $2.45 billion to $8.4 billion by 2021.

/ December 11, 2018
Tech Time Warp: The modern-day Robin Hoods of the Chaos Computer Club

Tech Time Warp: The modern-day Robin Hoods of the Chaos Computer Club

The Chaos Computer Club, Europe’s self-described “largest association of hackers,” has always taken an unorthodox approach to saving the world. Founded in 1981 by activist Wau Holland, the club — also known as the CCC — boasts 5,500 members and works to...

/ December 7, 2018
This scale model car from AWS could help teach you machine learning

This scale model car from AWS could help teach you machine learning

When AWS announced a new scale model autonomous car last week, it was easy to dismiss it as a publicity stunt for the benefit of attendees at the company’s annual AWS re:Invent customer conference.

/ December 6, 2018
MSPs should plan now for a better IoT tomorrow

MSPs should plan now for a better IoT tomorrow

While it’s still early days as far as the Internet of Things (IoT) market opportunity is concerned, a new survey suggests the opportunity surrounding IoT could be massive. A global survey of 700 organizations conducted by ReRez Research on behalf...

/ December 6, 2018
MSPs need to find ways to stay relevant in the DevOPs era

MSPs need to find ways to stay relevant in the DevOPs era

The single most important thing for managed service providers (MSPs) to do is to align their technology skills with their customers needs. After all, most IT organizations are only going to look outside for help when they can’t do a...

/ December 4, 2018
Tech Time Warp: The Birth of Pong and the Video Game Industry

Tech Time Warp: The Birth of Pong and the Video Game Industry

The patrons of Andy Capp’s Tavern in Sunnyvale, California, didn’t know they were witnessing history during the night of Nov. 29, 1972. On that evening Al Alcorn installed the game Pong at the bar, jumpstarting the video game industry.

/ November 30, 2018
AWS push into on-premises IT environments changes business model equation for MSPs

AWS push into on-premises IT environments changes business model equation for MSPs

It’s now officially the best and worst of times for managed service providers (MSPs). Most of the IT resources made available these days are delivered as a managed service by the cloud service provider. On the one hand, that clearly...

/ November 29, 2018