Category: Tech Insight

computer mouse
Tech Time Warp: Happy birthday to Douglas Engelbart, inventor of the mouse

Tech Time Warp: Happy birthday to Douglas Engelbart, inventor of the mouse

Born Jan. 30, 1925, Douglas Engelbart isn’t a household name for most people, but we all know—and many of us can’t live without—his most famous invention: the computer mouse. The Portland, Oregon, native served as a Navy radar technician in...

/ January 26, 2018
Cloud 5: UK hospitals can use public cloud, the impact of a cloud outage

Cloud 5: UK hospitals can use public cloud, the impact of a cloud outage

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...

/ January 26, 2018
IBM finally returns to positive revenue driven by cloud biz

IBM finally returns to positive revenue driven by cloud biz

For 22 quarters or 5.5 long years, IBM reported negative revenue growth, but last week the company finally announced a positive quarter.  Revenue increased to $22.54 billion — and that beat analysts’ estimates. A good portion of that could be attributed...

/ January 25, 2018
public cloud competition
Battle for control of the public cloud intensifies

Battle for control of the public cloud intensifies

The fight for control over application workloads moving into the public cloud is starting to resemble a knock-down drag-out brawl. The catalyst for this conflict is the accelerated rate at which application workloads are moving into public clouds. A new...

/ January 23, 2018
Cloud 5: Apple boosts data center spending, Hyperscale causing memory shortage

Cloud 5: Apple boosts data center spending, Hyperscale causing memory shortage

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...

/ January 19, 2018
When cloud companies partner, customers usually win

When cloud companies partner, customers usually win

When cloud companies team up, good things tend to happen for customers. It provides a way to combine different kinds of enterprise information in a seamless way. Cloud partnerships happen so often and so easily, it’s easy to take them...

/ January 18, 2018
2001 A Space Odyssey
Tech Time Warp: Happy birthday, HAL—however old you are

Tech Time Warp: Happy birthday, HAL—however old you are

Depending on your vantage point, HAL—the supercomputer at the heart of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey—is turning 21, 26, or 50 this year. In the screenplay, a malfunctioning HAL says, “I became operational at the H.A.L. Plant in Urbana,...

/ January 12, 2018
Cloud 5: Meltdown and Spectre’s impact on cloud, Ford’s transportation cloud

Cloud 5: Meltdown and Spectre’s impact on cloud, Ford’s transportation 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...

/ January 12, 2018
IT management
Most organizations still struggle with fundamentals of IT management

Most organizations still struggle with fundamentals of IT management

While there’s a lot of well-deserved focus on business and IT innovation these days, the fundamentals of delivering IT services never go away. In fact, a new survey published this week by Syncsort, a provider of data management software, indicates...

/ January 11, 2018
DoD removes Star Wars references from cloud planning memo

DoD removes Star Wars references from cloud planning memo

When it comes to the Pentagon and cloud computing, you don’t expect anyone to be playing around, but according to a Bloomberg report this week, a Pentagon official slipped in a couple of Star Wars references into the initial draft...

/ January 11, 2018