Category: Tech Insight

Diverse scope of IoT opportunity for MSPs ahead

Diverse scope of IoT opportunity for MSPs ahead

By now, it should be apparent to all managed service providers (MSPs) that the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) represents a major opportunity to increase the size and scope of the portfolio of services they offer. Less clear,...

/ April 23, 2019
Tech Time Warp: The hidden surprises of technology Easter eggs

Tech Time Warp: The hidden surprises of technology Easter eggs

Have you ever typed “answer to life, the universe, and everything” into Google? In a nod to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Google returns “42” as a calculator result. Or perhaps you’ve noticed a white X in front of...

/ April 19, 2019
Sizing up the scope of the 5G networking opportunity for MSPs

Sizing up the scope of the 5G networking opportunity for MSPs

There’s a lot of buzz and excitement these days around 5G wireless networks. Over the next several years, the availability of more bandwidth will drive adoption of a variety of emerging use cases. These use cases will involve everything from...

/ April 18, 2019
Open source movement pushes limits of available IT expertise

Open source movement pushes limits of available IT expertise

The rate at which organizations are adopting open source software appears to be approaching a tipping point, in terms of the ability of internal IT teams to absorb it.

/ April 16, 2019
Tech Time Warp: Apple co-founder Ronald Wayne says goodbye after only 12 days

Tech Time Warp: Apple co-founder Ronald Wayne says goodbye after only 12 days

They say hindsight is 20/20, or — in the case of Apple’s lesser-known third co-founder Ronald Wayne — billions of dollars. On April 1, 1976, Wayne drew up a contract with Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak to found Apple Computer...

/ April 12, 2019
It is the best and worst of times to be an IT services provider

It is the best and worst of times to be an IT services provider

Every savvy solution provider knows that IT is, and always will be, in a perennial state of disruption. The only thing that ever really changes is the rate at which that disruption occurs.

/ April 11, 2019
Microservices’ role in the MSP economy

Microservices’ role in the MSP economy

To date, enterprises have worked with everything from home-grown hand-coded systems to off the shelf enterprise applications. These started off as highly focused applications, such as those looking at supply chain automation (SCA) or sales force automation (SFA), but rapidly...

/ April 8, 2019
Ask an MSP Expert: Do I need to offer an additional backup service with Office 365?

Ask an MSP Expert: Do I need to offer an additional backup service with Office 365?

Q: More of my customers are moving towards Office 365, and they believe everything is being backed up. Is this true, or should my MSP create additional backups of Office 365 data? In terms of email and data services, Office...

/ April 8, 2019
Tech Time Warp: Appreciate Windows 3.1 for all of its 16-bit glory

Tech Time Warp: Appreciate Windows 3.1 for all of its 16-bit glory

If you’re in search of some nostalgia on April 6, head over to the Internet Archive to celebrate the 27th anniversary of Microsoft’s release of Windows 3.1. Thanks to the hard work of dedicated developers, you can once again play...

/ April 5, 2019
Intel ushers in data centric era of computing

Intel ushers in data centric era of computing

This week, Intel launched a raft of new processor technologies. Due to this, the amount of data that will be coursing through IT environments at any given time is about to exponentially increase.

/ April 4, 2019