Category: Tech Insight

Survey finds organizations struggle with public cloud management challenges

Survey finds organizations struggle with public cloud management challenges

A survey of 357 IT professionals conducted by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) on behalf of Yotascale, a provider of cost optimization tools for cloud computing environments, suggests that organizations are struggling with managing public cloud computing environments that are becoming...

/ March 22, 2022
Tech Time Warp: First domain name registered in 1985

Tech Time Warp: First domain name registered in 1985

File this away for your next pub quiz: The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com, registered on March 15, 1985, by Symbolics Computer Corporation, a company that specialized in single-user machines running the LISP programming language. For this week’s...

/ March 17, 2022
blockchain for msps
Does Blockchain fit in with being an MSP?

Does Blockchain fit in with being an MSP?

Mention Blockchain and most people’s minds jump straight to cryptocurrencies. In many cases, the second thought that comes to mind is massive resource requirements. Cryptocurrencies are built on top of blockchains – and it is the mining activity to solve...

/ March 14, 2022
Pioneers in Tech: Annie Easley, “human computer” to diversity champion

Pioneers in Tech: Annie Easley, “human computer” to diversity champion

As we transition from Black History Month to Women’s History Month, it’s hard to think of a more inspiring group of technology pioneers than the Black women who worked as “human computers” at NASA. Only a few of their stories...

/ March 11, 2022
Tech Time Warp: The great Michelangelo scare

Tech Time Warp: The great Michelangelo scare

Thirty years ago, PC users around the world were left saying “Huh?” after the much-hyped Michelangelo virus turned out to be, well, not much. The virus’ enduring legacy might say more about the media than about a security risk, as...

/ March 4, 2022
Tech Time Warp: The origins of the Cult of the Dead Cow

Tech Time Warp: The origins of the Cult of the Dead Cow

The high plains of Lubbock, Texas—a conservative, church-going area of the country to be sure—are not where you would expect a group of “hacktivists” to have gotten its start, let alone the group that coined the term “hacktivism.” But the...

/ March 1, 2022
Tech Time Warp: The history of the indestructible QR code

Tech Time Warp: The history of the indestructible QR code

In the hazy “before times” of late 2019 and early 2020, the QR Code was the butt of many jokes. A QR Code seemed passé—almost like putting “e” or “I” at the beginning of a new device’s name and considering...

/ February 18, 2022 / 1 Comment
Pioneers in Tech: Jerry Lawson, pre-Atari game console designer

Pioneers in Tech: Jerry Lawson, pre-Atari game console designer

In the nascent days of video games, gaming consoles had limitations — namely, users were limited to one game, such as Al Alcorn’s groundbreaking Pong. But a group of engineers at the semiconductor company Fairchild — including the subject of...

/ February 11, 2022
Moving from BYOD to BYOO: the opportunities for MSPs

Moving from BYOD to BYOO: the opportunities for MSPs

Organisations have long struggled to manage the pivot from the use of employer-provided devices to those being sourced and purchased by the employee. The sheer diversity of devices and the lack of the means to monitor, manage, and secure them...

/ February 7, 2022 / 8 Comments
Survey surfaces increased reliance on MSPs

Survey surfaces increased reliance on MSPs

A recent survey of 1,000 IT decision-makers from small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) across a variety of industries conducted by JumpCloud, a directory platform provider, suggests that managed service providers (MSPs) are now accounting for a much larger share of...

/ February 3, 2022