Across the Net

Across the Net

Stratechery: How Google is Challenging AWS

InsightaaS: This long but well-written post has garnered some attention over the past couple of days, and with reason: it provides an interesting perspective...

Bain & Co: IT – Digital’s Achilles’ Heel

InsightaaS: It's likely that all InsightaaS readers have been exposed to Bain & Company, one of the world's foremost management consultants. In the past,...

To SaaS or not to SaaS?

InsightaaS: We generally focus on articles in Across the Net, but wanted to bring you the following piece that arrived via email. It is...

FTC releases report on “The ‘Sharing’ Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants & Regulators

The Federal Trade Commission today released a highly-detailed analysis of the collaborative or 'sharing' economy. Entitled The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants &...

HBR: We Need a Better Way to Visualize People’s Skills

InsightaaS: In the TCBC Cloud Skills Requirements and Development working group, we spent quite a lot of time talking about the importance of defining...
Digital in industry: From buzzword to value creation

(ATN) McKinsey on “Digital in industry: From buzzword to value creation”

  With Techaisle, I've been asked to develop data on digitization in the US SMB market. The survey questions are framed and in field, and...

A blessing of unicorns: value and opportunity

Despite the title of this post, I'm not really looking to convey some sort of sacrament on start-ups with high hopes and extensive VC...

ATN: The Apple customer letter and the conflict between cybersecurity and government oversight

InsightaaS: Let me start with a disclaimer. I'm not a big fan of "the fruit company:" I use no Apple products, and don't care...
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Verizon to customers: Leave now, clock’s ticking…

InsightaaS: Several of the best practices documents developed by the Toronto Cloud Business Coalition, including those dedicated to planning for the cloud/cloud strategy and...

Re/code: After $66 Billion Goes Poof, Cloud Software Stock Outlook Turns Very Foggy

InsightaaS: This post from Re/code has been prominent in social media, and understandably so - most people who are connected with the tech industry...

ATN: Project Natick plumbs new data centre depths

InsightaaS: The IT trade press is abuzz today with reports on Project Natick*, an experimental Azure pod deployed 30 meters below the surface of...

ATN: Interesting post on Windows licensing changes impacting Azure/hybrid

InsightaaS: The initial intent of Across the Net (ATN) was to expose InsightaaS readers to posts on other sites that we thing raise interesting...

AWS announces Canadian region

AWS has announced that it will open a new region in Montreal. the AWS Official Blog contained this item for January 13: "We continue to...

Across the Net: Two views on the evolution of analytics

InsightaaS: At this time of year, there's a barrage of predictions forecasting new developments in the IT industry or in specific niches - heck, we...

DCD: Shift in the data centre facility market?

InsightaaS: The December issue of DatacenterDynamics Magazine contains an intriguing article on the simultaneous interest from several telcos in selling off data centre facilities....

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