Category: Tech Insight

CompTIA survey finds a modern IT channel transformed

CompTIA survey finds a modern IT channel transformed

A “7th State of the Channel: Trends in the Technology Ecosystem” report from the industry trade association CompTIA suggests that managed services have finally emerged as the top driver of revenue for channel partners. Specifically, the survey of 400 IT...

/ October 16, 2018
Cloud infrastructure monitoring has become a critical customer pain point

Cloud infrastructure monitoring has become a critical customer pain point

Resistance to external service providers remains high within many internal IT organizations largely because of two issue: pride and fear. Too many IT teams are reluctant to admit they might need help. If they admit they do need help, they’re...

/ October 9, 2018
Tech Time Warp: Spotlight on the FBI Cyber Division

Tech Time Warp: Spotlight on the FBI Cyber Division

These days, a sexy, offbeat hacker is a movie trope — a recent example Rihanna’s portrayal of “Nine Ball” in the glamorous Ocean’s Eight. Armed with laptops in chunky cases, these hackers use a few keystrokes to hack into government...

/ October 5, 2018
Data may be the new oil, but the refineries are broken

Data may be the new oil, but the refineries are broken

Data is clearly the new oil in the age of digital process transformation, but as it turns out, much work still needs to be done before that data can be refined. A survey of 200 CIOs conducted by ASG Technologies,...

/ October 4, 2018
SMBs to prioritize IT spending on finance, cloud computing, security, and digital marketing

SMBs to prioritize IT spending on finance, cloud computing, security, and digital marketing

While IT spending may not grow all that much in 2019, it turns out how those budgeted dollars are being allocated is shifting, especially among small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) A new survey of 700 SMBs published by the market research firm...

/ October 2, 2018
Tech Time Warp: Happy fake birthday, Google

Tech Time Warp: Happy fake birthday, Google

Sept. 27, 2018, marked Google’s 20th birthday — or did it? Since 2006, the omnipresent search giant has celebrated its founding on Sept. 27, but the occasion was celebrated as early as Sept. 7 in years prior. Google acknowledges the...

/ September 28, 2018
Open source technologies poised to transform delivery of network services

Open source technologies poised to transform delivery of network services

Increased confidence in a broad range of open source technologies suggests that the way networking services are delivered is about to fundamentally change. A survey of 150 professionals working across 98 different service providers conducted by Heavy Reading on behalf...

/ September 27, 2018
Tech Time Warp: RSA doesn’t stand for really secure authentication (but it should)

Tech Time Warp: RSA doesn’t stand for really secure authentication (but it should)

The encryption algorithm frequently used to make online shopping sprees secure celebrates two anniversaries this week — the issuing of its patent (Sept. 20, 1983) and the expiration of said patent 17 years later.

/ September 21, 2018
CompTIA’s Emerging Technology List is all about the Benjamins

CompTIA’s Emerging Technology List is all about the Benjamins

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been identified as the top emerging opportunity for the channel by a community of solution providers set up by CompTIA, a non-profit industry association that focuses on emerging technologies. 

/ September 20, 2018
MSPs need to promote more creative approaches to funding IT projects

MSPs need to promote more creative approaches to funding IT projects

With overall IT spending in many cases expected to be flat in 2019 managed service providers (MSPs) will need to find more creative ways to free up funding within IT budgets that all too often are not allocated in an...

/ September 18, 2018