Category: Tech Insight

external IT services
Reliance on external IT services shows steady gains

Reliance on external IT services shows steady gains

A global survey of 890 CIOs shows that the percentage of IT managed by external IT services providers is climbing at a slow but steady pace. Conducted by The Logicalis Group, a reseller and provider of managed IT services, the...

/ December 5, 2017
MP3 history
Tech Time Warp: The Surprisingly Long History of the MP3

Tech Time Warp: The Surprisingly Long History of the MP3

In May, the creators of the MP3 called time of death on their revolutionary file format. The Fraunhofer Institute in Germany announced that its licensing program for MP3-related patents—the first of which was issued in the United States on Nov....

/ December 1, 2017
Cloud 5: AWS has re:Invent spotlight, Microsoft-SAP deepen partnership

Cloud 5: AWS has re:Invent spotlight, Microsoft-SAP deepen partnership

Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find. Before we jump into this week’s links, please have a look at one of...

/ December 1, 2017
AWS CEO Andy Jassy still believes it’s going to be an all public cloud future

AWS CEO Andy Jassy still believes it’s going to be an all public cloud future

There is a lot of action in the private/hybrid cloud market these days with many vendors trying to help companies straddle the world between the private data center and the public cloud, while providing all of the benefits the public...

/ November 30, 2017 / 1 Comment
AWS partners
Standard AWS Enterprise Contract heralds wave of change for AWS partners

Standard AWS Enterprise Contract heralds wave of change for AWS partners

The coming year promises to be one of great change for managed service providers that partner with Amazon Web Services. At an AWS Global Partner Summit this week, AWS revealed that it is testing a standard Enterprise Contract that it...

/ November 30, 2017
cloud services
Increased consumption of wider variety of cloud services bodes well for MSPs

Increased consumption of wider variety of cloud services bodes well for MSPs

New data from 451 Research shows the cloud computing market is on track to grow from $28.1 billion this year to $53.3 billion by 2021. That represents a 19 percent compound annual growth rate. But more importantly, the mix of...

/ November 28, 2017
Cloud 5
Cloud 5: Amazon’s secret cloud, Capital One jumps into software sales

Cloud 5: Amazon’s secret cloud, Capital One jumps into software sales

Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find. Before we jump into this week’s links, please have a look at one of...

/ November 24, 2017
ONAP
ONAP promises to transform delivery of cloud and networking services

ONAP promises to transform delivery of cloud and networking services

ONAP, a framework that’s being spearheaded by The Linux Foundation and promises to transform how network and cloud services are delivered, was made generally available yesterday. The Amsterdam release of the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) combines software-defined networking (SDN)...

/ November 21, 2017
Black Friday
Black Friday is made for the cloud

Black Friday is made for the cloud

Black Friday is coming, that magical shopping day when every retailer’s servers get tested to their limits. It’s also a great day to show the power of cloud computing. The elasticity of the cloud — the ability to scale your...

/ November 20, 2017
Cloud 5: AWS sells Chinese hardware assets, Kubernetes gets certification standard

Cloud 5: AWS sells Chinese hardware assets, Kubernetes gets certification standard

Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find. Before we jump into this week’s links, please have a look at one of...

/ November 17, 2017