Category: Tech Insight

Tech Time Warp: Daniel McCacken helps spawn FORTRAN

Tech Time Warp: Daniel McCacken helps spawn FORTRAN

Here’s an early birthday salute to the late Daniel McCracken, author of the definitive textbooks on FORTRAN. McCracken, who passed away in 2011, would have turned 90 on July 23. He wrote 26 books, including the first textbook on FORTRAN...

/ July 17, 2020
Pioneers in Tech: Katherine Johnson, no longer a hidden figure

Pioneers in Tech: Katherine Johnson, no longer a hidden figure

The movie “Hidden Figures” introduced the masses to Katherine Johnson, but it only scratched the surface of this fascinating and influential woman’s life. Played by Taraji P. Henson in the 2016 film, Johnson broke barriers throughout her life and played...

/ July 10, 2020
Shift to the cloud creates additional IT complexities

Shift to the cloud creates additional IT complexities

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s clear that more applications will be moving into the cloud at a faster rate than ever. In general, organizations now have a much greater appreciation for IT flexibility and application resiliency. In...

/ July 8, 2020
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Tech Time Warp: A Technological Whirlwind at MIT

Tech Time Warp: A Technological Whirlwind at MIT

July 4, 1956, doesn’t quite rank with July 4, 1776, in terms of independence, but it was a remarkable day in terms of freedom for computer users—freedom from punch cards, dials, and switches, that is. On July 4, 1956, researchers...

/ July 3, 2020 / 1 Comment
Helping clients adjust to the new reality of working

Helping clients adjust to the new reality of working

The pandemic has pushed many businesses to close offices and move to entirely working from home. This has led to many adjustments in how people work and what they need from IT. While this may have been thought of as...

/ July 2, 2020
Tech Time Warp: Did you forget about the first iPhone?

Tech Time Warp: Did you forget about the first iPhone?

As ubiquitous as the iPhone is today (and as many competitors as it has inspired), it can be difficult to think back to June 2007, when the first iPhone went on sale. Disrupting the Blackberry world, the iPhone of 2007...

/ June 26, 2020
Accelerated shift to the cloud bodes well for MSPs

Accelerated shift to the cloud bodes well for MSPs

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, application workloads had been steadily migrating to the cloud for some time. However, what was once a steady flow now appears to have become a deluge. Now, this rapid transition is exposing significant shortcomings in...

/ June 24, 2020
SaaS players want to ease creation of digital workflows

SaaS players want to ease creation of digital workflows

With the pandemic forcing businesses to leave the office and work from home, chances are many organizations have turned to cloud services like Box to share files and collaborate. SaaS vendors recognize that customers are moving online much faster due...

/ June 23, 2020
Tech Time Warp: Meet Charles Babbage, the father of computing

Tech Time Warp: Meet Charles Babbage, the father of computing

After celebrating the dads in your life on Father’s Day, consider raising a glass to Charles Babbage, the 19th-century Englishman known as the “Father of Computing.” An independently wealthy man, Babbage was able to indulge in his fascination in mathematics...

/ June 19, 2020
MSPs need to adjust rapidly to the changing SD-WAN landscape

MSPs need to adjust rapidly to the changing SD-WAN landscape

The future of work in the wake of COVID-19 is most definitely hybrid. A survey of 600 IT decision makers published this week by Xerox finds that on average 82 percent of the workforce in organizations will have returned to...

/ June 17, 2020