Across the Net

Across the Net

ATN: Nicholas Carr on Zuckerberg’s World

InsightaaS: Let me start this post with a personal admission: I haven't really been able to read Facebook since last November. The vitriol that...

ATN: Reflecting on one very, very strange year at Uber

InsightaaS: Those of us who don't live in Silicon Valley (and maybe many of those who do) tend to view it as a giant...

451 Research: Application containers will be a $2.7bn market by 2020

Containers represent a small but high-growth segment of the Cloud-Enabling Technologies market NEW YORK — January 10, 2017 — The application container market will grow...

Harvard Magazine: The Watchers

InsightaaS: Harvard Magazine (as distinct from HBR) is an organ promising to "mine Harvard’s vast resources and to offer up their finding in a...

ATN: The ongoing growth success story behind 1-800-GOT-JUNK

InsightaaS: We're always on the lookout for Canadian IT case studies, so this piece from the Globe & Mail (sponsored by Dell) seemed worth...

ATN: 17 Absurd (Tech-ish) Predictions for 2017

InsightaaS: ATN doesn't generally cite material from LinkedIn, but on the even of New Year's Eve, there are lists of predictions everywhere. This one,...

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...