Category: Tech Insight

VMware Cloud on AWS momentum starts to swell

VMware Cloud on AWS momentum starts to swell

Following a few early VMware missteps, it would appear that cloud momentum surrounding VMware, on the eve of the annual VMworld conference next week, is finally starting to increase. A survey of 1,156 IT and business professionals published today by...

/ August 22, 2019
5 steps to adopting a cloud services model

5 steps to adopting a cloud services model

Cloud computing has transformed the way companies do business. It’s no longer a solution for just enterprises, as it’s expected to exceed $270 billion by 2020 and 44 percent of the growth will come from small businesses. And it’s anticipated...

/ August 20, 2019
How RPA can help drive automation in legacy businesses

How RPA can help drive automation in legacy businesses

Increasingly, companies are looking for ways to automate repetitive internal processes, but most can’t simply rip and replace the systems that they have in place and go for the latest and greatest AI technologies. It’s simply too risky, disruptive, and...

/ August 19, 2019
Tech Time Warp: The superspy origins of Google Earth

Tech Time Warp: The superspy origins of Google Earth

If you’ve played around with Google Earth, you’ve probably been struck by the fact that it’s kind of creepy. It’s fascinating and technologically amazing, for sure, but it can feel a tad invasive. So it should really come as no...

/ August 16, 2019
Opportunities for MSPs abound as IoT adoption starts to mount

Opportunities for MSPs abound as IoT adoption starts to mount

A pair of studies suggest that the Internet of Things (IoT) opportunity for managed service providers (MSP) in the months and years ahead is about to increase, as organizations start to significantly increase their level of investment. A new report...

/ August 15, 2019
Tech Time Warp: Was the Welchia Worm well-intended?

Tech Time Warp: Was the Welchia Worm well-intended?

As the old saying goes, two wrongs don’t make a right — especially if the second “wrong” is a computer worm, albeit a benevolent one. In August 2003, hundreds of thousands of PCs were infected by the Blaster worm, which...

/ August 9, 2019
Software licensing chaos creates unique opportunity for MSPs

Software licensing chaos creates unique opportunity for MSPs

It’s no secret that software licensing models across the IT industry are chaotic. Software providers typically offer a mix of licensing options, spanning everything from subscriptions and usage-based licensing models, to traditional perpetual licenses that enable organizations to continue to...

/ August 8, 2019
Tech Time Warp: Microsoft and Apple play nice

Tech Time Warp: Microsoft and Apple play nice

Let’s face it: You’re either a Mac or a PC user. However, that iconic advertising campaign glossed over some critical information: There’s a good chance Apple wouldn’t exist today, if it weren’t for Microsoft.

/ August 2, 2019
Cloud computing growth rates raise cautionary note of concern

Cloud computing growth rates raise cautionary note of concern

The two most recent financial reports from Amazon and Microsoft are raising concerns over the rate at which adoption of cloud services will continue to grow. Amazon revealed Amazon Web Services (AWS) revenue grew 37 percent, to $8.4 billion in...

/ July 31, 2019
Tech Time Warp: A quick and dirty history of MS-DOS

Tech Time Warp: A quick and dirty history of MS-DOS

In the world of tech history, MS-DOS seems archaic and simplistic to the untrained eye — a command-prompt today’s “digital natives” wouldn’t recognize, let alone appreciate. Of course, the GUIs of today wouldn’t exist without MS-DOS, which was born out...

/ July 26, 2019