Category: Tech Insight

Tech Time Warp: The “Model K” lays groundwork for digital computing

Tech Time Warp: The “Model K” lays groundwork for digital computing

If you need inspiration for using your free time wisely, look no further than Bell Labs computer pioneer George Stibitz. One weekend during fall 1937, Stibitz (who was born April 30, 1904) sat at his kitchen table and used a...

/ May 3, 2021
Digital business transformation requires data engineering heroes

Digital business transformation requires data engineering heroes

Most organizations intuitively realize that sound data management and data engineering practices are at the core of any digital business transformation practice. However, a survey of 150 IT professionals working for organizations with at least 4,000 employees published this week...

/ April 29, 2021 / 1 Comment
Tech Time Warp: Introducing the Concept of a macro virus

Tech Time Warp: Introducing the Concept of a macro virus

As computer users learned from the Melissa virus, malware often arrives as a wolf in sheep’s clothing: a commonplace file such as a Word doc or Excel spreadsheet. But Melissa—the scourge of spring 1999—was not the first such “macro virus”...

/ April 23, 2021
Partner Spotlight: RMM helps MSP establish track record of success

Partner Spotlight: RMM helps MSP establish track record of success

As we approach Global MSP Day on May 26, many MSPs are searching for ways to overcome their common challenges. One MSP success story involves Golden West Technologies, an MSP located in South Dakota that required a RMM solution that...

/ April 19, 2021
Tech Time Warp: Tech begins moving toward accessibility

Tech Time Warp: Tech begins moving toward accessibility

Accessibility is a top priority of developers today, and with good reason. As Tim Berners-Lee, W3C director and inventor of the World Wide Web, has said: “The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of...

/ April 16, 2021
MSPs gain digital business transformation ground

MSPs gain digital business transformation ground

A global annual survey of 1,350 business and IT executives conducted by Jigsaw Research on behalf of NTT Ltd. suggests that as organization invest more in software to drive digital business transformation initiatives, there has been a corresponding rise in...

/ April 14, 2021
Pioneers in Tech: Elizabeth “Jake” Feinler’s domain names

Pioneers in Tech: Elizabeth “Jake” Feinler’s domain names

The use of .com, .edu, .org, etc., is so commonplace you might not have contemplated its origin story. But someone had to make sense of what became the internet—and that someone is Elizabeth “Jake” Feinler, who managed the internet’s host...

/ April 9, 2021
Tech Time Warp: Remembering Microsoft’s Z80 SoftCard

Tech Time Warp: Remembering Microsoft’s Z80 SoftCard

Microsoft’s recent success with the Surface doesn’t change the fact the tech giant is primarily known for software. After all, Windows and Microsoft Office are ubiquitous in corporate life. But don’t let these juggernauts erase memories of the Z80 SoftCard,...

/ April 2, 2021
Empowering clients with HIPAA-compliant WFH policies

Empowering clients with HIPAA-compliant WFH policies

For MSPs supporting the myriad businesses under HIPAA’s purview, the pandemic forcibly accelerated work-from-home policies that were, for many, already on the roadmap. Any forward-looking organization had anticipated future expansion of remote work practices. But the pandemic meant implementing such...

/ April 1, 2021
World Backup Day should focus on the recovery experience

World Backup Day should focus on the recovery experience

The annual arrival of World Backup Day on the day before April Fool’s Day may not get the level of recognition it deserves, but it does provide a useful construct for managed service providers (MSPs) to draw attention to an...

/ March 31, 2021