Category: Tech Insight

Microsoft is betting on a common data model to win the cloud wars

Microsoft is betting on a common data model to win the cloud wars

If there was one theme that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella consistently emphasized during his keynote at last week’s Microsoft Inspire conference, it was how critical Microsoft’s Common Data Model will be in ultimately differentiating them as a cloud service provider....

/ July 23, 2019
Tech Time Warp: The legacy of the Apollo Guidance Computer

Tech Time Warp: The legacy of the Apollo Guidance Computer

Looking back at the Apollo 11 mission 50 years ago, it might be easy to overlook the lasting impact of man’s first steps on the moon. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins captivated not only their fellow Americans, but...

/ July 19, 2019
MSPs should start setting expectations for 5G wireless networking services now

MSPs should start setting expectations for 5G wireless networking services now

The time when managed service providers (MSPs) will need to sit down with customers to have a serious conversation concerning the rollout of 5G wireless networks has arrived. While there’s already a massive amount of hype surrounding 5G networks, cities...

/ July 18, 2019 / 1 Comment
Early detection systems for earthquakes needs IT industry support

Early detection systems for earthquakes needs IT industry support

There’s nothing like an earthquake to provide the literal jolt often required to motivate businesses and IT leaders to think more about disaster preparedness. A recent series of powerful earthquakes in Southern California has reminded everyone just how vulnerable businesses...

/ July 16, 2019
Tech Time Warp: IBM Watson and Wimbledon make a match

Tech Time Warp: IBM Watson and Wimbledon make a match

Few sporting events are as steeped in tradition as Wimbledon, the Grand Slam tennis tournament taking place at the All England Club through July 19. Look past your cup of Pimm’s and the British royalty in attendance, and you’ll note...

/ July 12, 2019
Smart MSPs follow the data in the age of the cloud

Smart MSPs follow the data in the age of the cloud

Despite all the momentum cloud computing has enjoyed for the past ten years, around 80 percent of all applications are still running in on-premises IT environments. The trend that managed service providers (MSPs) need to close track is the rate...

/ July 11, 2019
Tech Time Warp: Where in the world did Carmen Sandiego come from?

Tech Time Warp: Where in the world did Carmen Sandiego come from?

The same generation of schoolchildren who traveled the Oregon Trail also crisscrossed the globe in hot pursuit of one international supervillain named Carmen Sandiego. Apple’s early investment in the education market meant schools were filled with Apple IIs and children...

/ July 5, 2019
Windows Registry backup tempest provides MSPs with an opportunity for conversation

Windows Registry backup tempest provides MSPs with an opportunity for conversation

Microsoft kicked off a small firestorm this week when it was revealed that the registry in Windows 10 has not been backed up since last October. Turns out, Microsoft decided to turn off that feature as part of an effort...

/ July 2, 2019
Tech Time Warp: The Origin of the Oregon Trail

Tech Time Warp: The Origin of the Oregon Trail

The real Oregon Trail began in Independence, Missouri, but for generations of American schoolchildren, the trail began in a Minneapolis classroom in 1971, when three student teachers combined their penchant for history with their knowledge of BASIC.

/ June 28, 2019
Open source community flexes edge computing muscle

Open source community flexes edge computing muscle

The open source community signaled its intention to dominate edge computing during a KubeCon + CloudNative + Open Source Summit China conference this week in Shanghai. Arpit Joshipura, general manager for networking, automation, edge, and IoT at the Linux Foundation,...

/ June 27, 2019