Category: Tech Insight

Data integration
Expanding data integration needs play to the strengths of MSPs

Expanding data integration needs play to the strengths of MSPs

Most managed service providers also resell hardware and software, so the shift to the cloud has forced them to rebalance their revenue streams. As more applications are consumed as a cloud service, an MSP’s balance sheet fundamentally changes. Instead of...

/ September 19, 2017
Cloud 5: Everyone loves Kubernetes, Cisco’s cloud pivot

Cloud 5: Everyone loves Kubernetes, Cisco’s cloud pivot

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...

/ September 15, 2017
5G networking
MSPs need a reality check when it comes to 5G networking

MSPs need a reality check when it comes to 5G networking

Device manufacturers are generating a lot of hype about 5G networking. After all, they want to sell next-generation systems capable of accessing and processing virtual reality applications and Internet of Things (IoT) applications that can process massive amounts of data over...

/ September 14, 2017
Rackspace
Rackspace fortifies its position in the managed cloud market with Datapipe acquisition

Rackspace fortifies its position in the managed cloud market with Datapipe acquisition

When Rackspace bought rival Datapipe this week, it made a move that solidified its position as the number two company in the managed cloud market, and in the process created a bigger company to battle market leader IBM (according to data from...

/ September 13, 2017
cloud application workloads
Distribution of application workloads in the age of the cloud to vary widely

Distribution of application workloads in the age of the cloud to vary widely

Every managed service provider is more than aware that application workloads are moving into the cloud in droves. The real issue is what percentage of all enterprise workloads will wind up being deployed on those clouds. A global survey of...

/ September 13, 2017
Cloud 5: Headless computing, Huawei partners up in cloud

Cloud 5: Headless computing, Huawei partners up in cloud

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...

/ September 8, 2017
Tech Time Warp: Grace Hopper’s Computer Bug

Tech Time Warp: Grace Hopper’s Computer Bug

“It must have a bug” is the easy way to explain away technology troubles, but few of us have pondered why we say that. Turns out computer pioneer Grace Hopper plays a role in the etymology (not entomology) of the...

/ September 8, 2017
Time for MSPs to get ready for the coming IoT data storm

Time for MSPs to get ready for the coming IoT data storm

There’s a storm of data coming unlike any other, and savvy managed service providers should be gearing up for it now. A new report from 451 Research suggests that organizations planning to implement Internet of Things (IoT) projects expect to...

/ September 7, 2017 / 1 Comment
Oracle cloud biz begins to take center stage

Oracle cloud biz begins to take center stage

There were a couple of contrasting news stories about Oracle this week that suggest the cloud part of the business is ascending, while some older pieces like the hardware business could be in decline. Let’s start with the bad news first with...

/ September 6, 2017
Tech Time Warp: W3 Catalog Makes the Internet Searchable

Tech Time Warp: W3 Catalog Makes the Internet Searchable

“Let me Google that for you.” A few of us still remember life before Google. Turns out that even before there was an Excite or a Lycos, there was a W3 Catalog. Making its debut on Sept. 2, 1993, the...

/ September 1, 2017