Category: Tech Insight

Nuanced approach to cloud service consumption is emerging

Nuanced approach to cloud service consumption is emerging

Conventional wisdom holds that, in the long-term, it’s inevitable the bulk of application workloads will be running on a cloud service, typically a shared public cloud infrastructure. However, a survey of 150 global business and IT professionals published this week...

/ May 20, 2021
Pioneers in Tech: Mary Allen Wilkes, first to WFH with a computer

Pioneers in Tech: Mary Allen Wilkes, first to WFH with a computer

Remote work has long been common in the tech industry, even pre-coronavirus, but it had to start somewhere. After all, you couldn’t exactly squeeze an ENIAC in the spare bedroom. That’s why the story of Mary Allen Wilkes remains relevant...

/ May 14, 2021
Tech Time Warp: The colorful history of the iMac

Tech Time Warp: The colorful history of the iMac

In April, Apple launched preorders for a new collection of new iMacs, available in seven bright colors with accessories to match. It’s a homage to the first iMac, which Steve Jobs introduced to the world May 6, 1998. The iMac...

/ May 7, 2021
MSPs need to lead the charge toward observability

MSPs need to lead the charge toward observability

A significant number of organizations are finding it increasingly difficult to manage and maintain observability of cloud computing environments that are becoming more complex with each passing day. A survey of 400 senior IT professionals in the United States, Canada,...

/ May 6, 2021
Deploying Apple devices remotely with zero touch installation

Deploying Apple devices remotely with zero touch installation

As an IT pro, bringing a level of automation to onboarding and updates with zero touch installation just makes your job easier. If a person can take an Apple device out of the box, sign in using their work credentials...

/ May 4, 2021
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