Category: Tech Insight

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
AWS unfurls global managed networking service

AWS unfurls global managed networking service

Amazon Web Services (AWS) made it abundantly clear this week that the cloud service provider intends to aggressively compete as a provider of managed networking services. This follows the launch of AWS Global Accelerator, a managed service based on the...

/ November 27, 2018
Tech Time Warp: Bill Gates and the Lakeside Programmers Group

Tech Time Warp: Bill Gates and the Lakeside Programmers Group

Never underestimate the PTA’s power to change the world. If you need proof, look no further than Bill Gates. The Microsoft co-founder, billionaire philanthropist, and 1973 Lakeside Prep School alum got his start in technology when the Lakeside Mothers Club...

/ November 23, 2018
Progress on IoT projects remains slow but steady

Progress on IoT projects remains slow but steady

By now, most organizations are at the very least familiar with the Internet of Things (IoT) as a concept. However, adoption of IoT has been uneven at best. A new report published by Dresner Advisory Services finds only 32 percent...

/ November 22, 2018
Hybrid cloud opportunity for MSPs starts to materialize

Hybrid cloud opportunity for MSPs starts to materialize

A survey of 2,300 IT professionals conducted by Vanson Bourne on behalf of Nutanix, a provider of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) platforms, suggest IT leaders are getting much savvier about cloud computing. The survey finds 91 percent of respondents now see...

/ November 20, 2018
Tech Time Warp: If you give a mouse a patent

Tech Time Warp: If you give a mouse a patent

On Nov. 17, 1970, U.S. Patent 3541541A was issued to Douglas Engelbart, a Stanford University researcher. The patent was for the “X-Y Position Indicator for a Display System,” which — if you’re either skilled in tech speak or a computer...

/ November 16, 2018
Three ways MSPs can use AI to increase their profits

Three ways MSPs can use AI to increase their profits

When we talk about Artificial Intelligence (AI), we often consider it to be science-fiction — the stuff of the future. We rarely consider it be applicable to today’s business market.

/ November 14, 2018
Deployments of 5G networks start to accelerate

Deployments of 5G networks start to accelerate

While the definition of what precisely constitutes a 5G networking service has become a little fluid, it’s clear that both enterprise IT organizations and service providers are starting to deploy the technologies required to enable these next generation networking services. 

/ November 13, 2018
Tech Time Warp: Fred Cohen’s work leads to the term “virus”

Tech Time Warp: Fred Cohen’s work leads to the term “virus”

It’s usually difficult to pinpoint the origins of a physical virus, but when it comes to the term “computer virus,” we can trace that back to the graduate school work of computer scientist, Fred Cohen. On Nov. 10, 1983, he...

/ November 9, 2018
Rapid adoption of Kubernetes is creating a void for MSPs to fill

Rapid adoption of Kubernetes is creating a void for MSPs to fill

Kubernetes, a de facto standard for managing containers, is being adopted as a platform in enterprise IT organizations at a rate that is unprecedented for any emerging technology in memory. A survey of 200 C-level executive and IT managers conducted...

/ November 8, 2018