Category: Tech Insight

Pioneers in Tech: Radia Perlman and the Spanning Tree Algorithm

Pioneers in Tech: Radia Perlman and the Spanning Tree Algorithm

You may not have heard of the “Spanning Tree Algorithm,” but it’s the backbone of the Ethernet technology we enjoy and rely upon today. The algorithm, also known as the “Spanning Tree Protocol” or STP, was the brainchild of Radia...

/ September 11, 2020 / 1 Comment
MSPs need to know where WFH hurts most

MSPs need to know where WFH hurts most

Most managed service providers (MSPs) recognize by now that for the foreseeable future, many of their customers’ employees will be working from home more frequently in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The issue MSPs are interested in now is...

/ September 9, 2020
Continuous transformation: Streamline ops and deliver more value

Continuous transformation: Streamline ops and deliver more value

Continuous transformation in IT operations are more than just industry buzzwords. This is in fact a critical survival tool for any cloud or IT solution deployment today. To achieve continuous transformation, however, innovation must continue well beyond a migration to...

/ September 7, 2020
Race to deliver remote network services at scale is on

Race to deliver remote network services at scale is on

Most managed services revolve around the end point. So any time there is a change to the way PCs and mobile computing devices are employed, the average managed service provider (MSP) will be profoundly impacted. Nothing has made that fundamental...

/ September 2, 2020
Tech Time Warp: Hollerith automates the 1890 census

Tech Time Warp: Hollerith automates the 1890 census

The ongoing 2020 U.S. Census is historic: It’s the first U.S. census to be conducted primarily online, with citizens encouraged to visit my2020census.gov to be counted. Although the bureau conducted some online test counts during the 2000 census, it passed...

/ August 28, 2020
Enterprise IT organizations to rely more than ever on MSPs

Enterprise IT organizations to rely more than ever on MSPs

If there ever was a notion that managed IT services were just for small businesses, it is certainly not the case now. In fact, more than three quarters of 100 IT directors (78 percent) working at companies with at least...

/ August 26, 2020
You can simplify website design testing with these startups

You can simplify website design testing with these startups

One of the more important parts of website design is making sure everything looks good and works. You need to catch mistakes before they happen. Even minor problems can cause users to leave your website, and in many cases, not...

/ August 26, 2020
Barracuda honored as a winner for data protection software

Barracuda honored as a winner for data protection software

Barracuda has been named a winner in the Data Protection Software category and the Product Innovation subcategory of the 2020 CRN Annual Report Card (ARC) Awards. One of the most prestigious honors in the IT industry, the award acclaims the...

/ August 24, 2020
Tech Time Warp: Mr. ZIP (code) speeds up the Post Office

Tech Time Warp: Mr. ZIP (code) speeds up the Post Office

Given the ongoing political debate over postal efficiency, it’s easy to forget one of the biggest drivers of Big Data today is a postal innovation. The ZIP code makes it possible for marketers to guess how much you’ll charge on...

/ August 21, 2020
Free communications tools abound

Free communications tools abound

By now, we all know that the pandemic has forced many businesses to shut down offices and move to work-from-home environments. This has made communication with co-workers, clients, partners and other key stakeholders even more critical. When you can’t talk...

/ August 18, 2020