Category: Tech Insight

Morris worm
Tech Time Warp: Morris worm exposes Internet security issues

Tech Time Warp: Morris worm exposes Internet security issues

The morning of Nov. 3, 1988, the Internet discovered stranger danger thanks to a 24-year-old grad student whose intellectual curiosity got out of hand. The Morris worm was the creation of Cornell University student Robert Tappan Morris Jr. and provided...

/ November 3, 2017
Cloud 5: Cloud’s tipping point, serverless or containers

Cloud 5: Cloud’s tipping point, serverless or containers

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 3, 2017
Internet of Things
MSPs need to take the long view on Internet of Things

MSPs need to take the long view on Internet of Things

There’s a lot of hype these days surrounding anything associated with the Internet of Things (IoT). But despite the hype a survey published this week by Dresner Advisory Services finds that only 32 percent of the respondents deemed IoT to...

/ November 2, 2017
Big tech companies make huge gains led by cloud computing

Big tech companies make huge gains led by cloud computing

Last week was a good week for big tech, and by extension cloud computing. This helped lead the way to huge gains for the big three — Amazon, Google, and Microsoft.  As CNBC reported on Friday, the big five, which also...

/ November 2, 2017
ARPANET
Tech Time Warp: The ARPANET crash of 1980

Tech Time Warp: The ARPANET crash of 1980

A network-wide crash equals one of the worst work days ever, right? Hopefully you won’t be faced with one anytime soon, but if you are, take solace in the knowledge that they’ve always been a problem. On Oct. 27, 1980,...

/ October 27, 2017
Cloud 5: AWS revenue soars, Cisco and Google partner

Cloud 5: AWS revenue soars, Cisco and Google partner

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...

/ October 27, 2017
Report finds Chinese companies dominate China’s cloud infrastructure market

Report finds Chinese companies dominate China’s cloud infrastructure market

Synergy Research released a report this week that concluded large, native Chinese companies are in firm control of the cloud and data center market in China, and will continue to be for the immediate future. This is in stark contrast...

/ October 26, 2017 / 1 Comment
PC-as-a-Service
PC-as-a-Service alters how endpoints will be managed

PC-as-a-Service alters how endpoints will be managed

Most managed service providers are aware that PC manufacturers, including Dell, HP Inc, and Lenovo, are trying to shift customers away from buying PCs to procuring them as a service. These PC-as-a-Service (PCaaS) programs enable IT organizations to treat PCs...

/ October 24, 2017
first video game tennis for two
Tech Time Warp: Tennis for Two, the World’s First Video Game

Tech Time Warp: Tennis for Two, the World’s First Video Game

Today’s gaming vloggers owe a lot to a nuclear physicist. On Oct. 18, 1958, during Brookhaven National Laboratory’s annual visitors’ day, attendees played “Tennis for Two,” considered by many to be the world’s first video game. Brookhaven physicist William Higinbotham...

/ October 20, 2017
Cloud 5: Oracle moves into AWS’s backyard, cloud security 101

Cloud 5: Oracle moves into AWS’s backyard, cloud security 101

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...

/ October 20, 2017