Category: Tech Insight

How CIOs can improve business results through SAP and cloud management

How CIOs can improve business results through SAP and cloud management

It’s no secret that organizations perform best when their CIO plays an active role in business strategy. Far from just taking care of the behind-the-scenes of companies’ IT infrastructure, it’s crucial that the CIOs of today’s businesses are consistently considering...

/ April 3, 2019
Google continues fighting search engine manipulation

Google continues fighting search engine manipulation

When you have a system like Google Search, the most popular search engine out there, it’s going to lead to manipulation. People want to be at the top of the search results because not being there is akin to not...

/ April 2, 2019
Tech Time Warp: A Cold War-era April Fools’ joke

Tech Time Warp: A Cold War-era April Fools’ joke

Google’s April Fools’ Day hoaxes have become an annual tradition, but long before Larry and Sergey met at Stanford, another Internet pioneer was having some fun online. On April 1, 1984, a message appeared on Usenet, an early online network...

/ March 29, 2019
MSPs need to embrace more agile approaches to managing IT

MSPs need to embrace more agile approaches to managing IT

A survey published this week by Google suggests that the rate of change in IT environments that managed service providers (MSPs) will need to absorb in the years ahead is about to significantly accelerate. The global survey of 1,100 business...

/ March 28, 2019
Cloud monitoring emerges as significant opportunity for MSPs

Cloud monitoring emerges as significant opportunity for MSPs

In an ideal world a managed service provider (MSP) would find themselves involved in the building and deploying of cloud applications every step of the way. However, the reality is many organizations are both building new cloud applications and lifting...

/ March 26, 2019
IT modernization initiatives begin to gain momentum

IT modernization initiatives begin to gain momentum

Most business and IT leaders intuitively understand that legacy IT applications and infrastructure make their organization less agile. That’s become a significant issue because most of them are also keenly aware of the need to embrace digital business transformation initiatives...

/ March 22, 2019
Tech Time Warp: Pentium processor makes its debut

Tech Time Warp: Pentium processor makes its debut

Pentium. Even a quarter-century after the processor first made its debut, the brand name still carries connotations of speed and innovation. Intel’s famous product processor line was introduced March 22, 1993, and despite some notable issues, Pentium was above all...

/ March 22, 2019
Automation challenges for MSPs to overcome

Automation challenges for MSPs to overcome

Previously, we examined why MSPs should move on from manually documenting systems, in favor of automation. Manual documentation comes with far too many of its own challenges to justify a status of being the preferred method of documentation. In its...

/ March 19, 2019
Tech Time Warp: This worm might have been “Witty,” but it certainly wasn’t charming

Tech Time Warp: This worm might have been “Witty,” but it certainly wasn’t charming

Some viruses are merely pesky; others are downright nasty. The Witty Worm, which made its debut at approximately 8:45 p.m. PST March 19, 2004, falls into the latter category. Within a swift 45 minutes, the Witty Worm had corrupted the...

/ March 15, 2019
Microsoft survey finds high growth companies are embracing AI

Microsoft survey finds high growth companies are embracing AI

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a piece on AI as an adjunct to your work, one that MSPs should definitely be embracing as a way to help your clients work more efficiently. This week, Microsoft came out with...

/ March 8, 2019 / 1 Comment