Category: Tech Insight

As cloud spending increases, relationships become complicated

As cloud spending increases, relationships become complicated

A forecast published this week by Gartner suggests that the spending on various cloud services will continue to accelerate through 2020. However, the Gartner report also predicts that 60 percent of organizations will be employing managed services provided by cloud...

/ November 14, 2019
Optimizing cloud experiences could be the next big opportunity

Optimizing cloud experiences could be the next big opportunity

Most organizations at this point have migrated some portion of their IT environment to a cloud computing environment. However, a report published today by Unisys shows that not all those organizations know what to do once that migration is completed....

/ November 12, 2019
It can pay to watch cloud pricing plan changes

It can pay to watch cloud pricing plan changes

As the party responsible for managing your client’s IT infrastructure, it’s up to you as the MSP to keep up with what’s going on in the field. As your clients move deeper into the cloud, you want to make sure...

/ November 11, 2019
Tech Time Warp: Mozilla Foundation releases Firefox 1.0 with fanfare

Tech Time Warp: Mozilla Foundation releases Firefox 1.0 with fanfare

In 2004, you might have assumed Microsoft had won the browser wars for good. At the start of the year, 85 percent of web users relied on Internet Explorer.

/ November 8, 2019
Cloud storage tools have always been a boon to SMBs

Cloud storage tools have always been a boon to SMBs

If you’re old enough, chances are you remember a time in this century when moving files around was a challenge. If you had a file on your hard drive or shared drive at work and needed to carry it with...

/ November 7, 2019
Digital business transformation initiatives need MSPs with data management expertise

Digital business transformation initiatives need MSPs with data management expertise

A survey of 450 digital transformation leaders conducted by the market research firm Vanson Bourne, on behalf of Couchbase, a provider of a document database, finds that organizations will spend an average on $30 million on these types of project...

/ November 7, 2019
Helping clients take advantage of open source with commercial options

Helping clients take advantage of open source with commercial options

The beauty of open source is that you can download and install it for free, but once that’s done, it’s not always easy building a working understanding of complex software. That’s where commercial businesses built on top of open source...

/ October 29, 2019
Crunch time for Windows 10 migrations arrives

Crunch time for Windows 10 migrations arrives

With less than three months to go before Microsoft ends free support for Windows 7 on January 14th of 2020, a survey published today by Ivanti, a provider of IT asset management tools, finds that 59 percent of the IT...

/ October 29, 2019
Tech Time Warp: Say “Aloha” to the first wireless network

Tech Time Warp: Say “Aloha” to the first wireless network

As it turns out, you really are saying “Aloha” every time you send a text or make a call using your mobile phone. AlohaNet, the technology that paved the way for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and mobile phone networks, got its start...

/ October 25, 2019
IT service providers should start gearing up for 5G now

IT service providers should start gearing up for 5G now

It may still be a while before 5G wireless network become pervasively available, but a report published by Infosys this week makes it clear that organizations are already starting to formulate their strategies. A global survey of 850 senior business...

/ October 24, 2019