Category: Tech Insight

Opportunities for MSPs abound as IoT adoption starts to mount

Opportunities for MSPs abound as IoT adoption starts to mount

A pair of studies suggest that the Internet of Things (IoT) opportunity for managed service providers (MSP) in the months and years ahead is about to increase, as organizations start to significantly increase their level of investment. A new report...

/ August 15, 2019
Tech Time Warp: Was the Welchia Worm well-intended?

Tech Time Warp: Was the Welchia Worm well-intended?

As the old saying goes, two wrongs don’t make a right — especially if the second “wrong” is a computer worm, albeit a benevolent one. In August 2003, hundreds of thousands of PCs were infected by the Blaster worm, which...

/ August 9, 2019
Software licensing chaos creates unique opportunity for MSPs

Software licensing chaos creates unique opportunity for MSPs

It’s no secret that software licensing models across the IT industry are chaotic. Software providers typically offer a mix of licensing options, spanning everything from subscriptions and usage-based licensing models, to traditional perpetual licenses that enable organizations to continue to...

/ August 8, 2019
Tech Time Warp: Microsoft and Apple play nice

Tech Time Warp: Microsoft and Apple play nice

Let’s face it: You’re either a Mac or a PC user. However, that iconic advertising campaign glossed over some critical information: There’s a good chance Apple wouldn’t exist today, if it weren’t for Microsoft.

/ August 2, 2019
Cloud computing growth rates raise cautionary note of concern

Cloud computing growth rates raise cautionary note of concern

The two most recent financial reports from Amazon and Microsoft are raising concerns over the rate at which adoption of cloud services will continue to grow. Amazon revealed Amazon Web Services (AWS) revenue grew 37 percent, to $8.4 billion in...

/ July 31, 2019
Tech Time Warp: A quick and dirty history of MS-DOS

Tech Time Warp: A quick and dirty history of MS-DOS

In the world of tech history, MS-DOS seems archaic and simplistic to the untrained eye — a command-prompt today’s “digital natives” wouldn’t recognize, let alone appreciate. Of course, the GUIs of today wouldn’t exist without MS-DOS, which was born out...

/ July 26, 2019
IT modernization initiatives will require MSPs to place some big bets

IT modernization initiatives will require MSPs to place some big bets

A new wave of IT modernization initiatives is creating opportunities for managed service providers (MSPs) as IT organizations struggle to master the emerging technologies.

/ July 25, 2019
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