Chris Burt


Chris Burt is a WHIR contributor and writer of both fiction and non-fiction. He can be found on Twitter @afakechrisburt.



Rackspace Acquires Managed Cloud Firm TriCore Solutions
TriCore provides management of Oracle and SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) products, as well as business intelligence and analytics.
Report: Microsoft Office 365 Deployments Squeeze Enterprise Networks
Network latency is a huge roadblock to enterprises making the most of Office 365, according to a new report.
Rackspace Launches Application Operations Service
Rackspace Application Services (RAS) is a suite of advanced application-support offerings, which replaces the company's Managed Application Services.
Microsoft Launches New Opportunities for ISVs, Developers at Build 2017
Microsoft announced new opportunities for developers and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to reach the 100 million monthly commercial active users of Office 365.
Intel Data Center Group Leader Bryant On Leave
Intel Data Center Group (DCG) General Manager Diane Bryant is taking a six to eight-month leave of absence for family reasons.
Verizon Sells Cloud, Managed Hosting Service to IBM
Verizon has reached a deal to sell its cloud and managed hosting service to IBM, the company announced Tuesday in a blog post.
Online Tech Acquires Echo Cloud to Reach Midwest Market
Michigan-based Online Tech is expanding its reach to Kansas City thanks to a new acquisition.
Big Data Firm Cloudera Prices Shares Way Below Private Valuation
As other reports have noted, the market cap for Cloudera could hurt one of its largest investors: Intel.
Salesforce Commits to Renewable Energy Use, Achieves Green Cloud Milestone
Salesforce says it has achieved net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and carbon neutral cloud delivery for all customers.
Report: Firms Plan to Boost AWS Spend as They See Positive Cloud ROI
Companies are planning to increase their spending on cloud-native services from AWS this year, according to a report released by 2nd Watch Thursday.
Digital Transformation Leaders Exceed Revenue Goals, Dell EMC Says
The companies leading in digital transformation are twice as likely to meet revenue goals as the companies with the least mature IT practices, with 96 percent of them exceeding revenue targets last year, according to the report.
Report: Microsoft Catching Up to AWS in Enterprise IaaS Race 1
More European respondents already consider Microsoft their top IaaS provider (43.7 percent) than AWS (32 percent), which 451 attributes a least in part to Microsoft’s efforts to address their data sovereignty concerns.
Report: China-Based Attacks Targeting MSPs, Cloud Hosts
An espionage campaign based in China is targeting managed IT and cloud service providers in over a dozen countries.
Sumo Logic Takes Pulse of Cloud Adoption, DevOps in New Report
A new report by Sumo Logic examines the use of and challenges related to modern application tools in the enterprise.
Report: Hybrid Cloud Brings IT Management Challenges
More than two-thirds of all workloads (68 percent) will be running in the cloud within two years, up from 63 percent today, according to a report released Tuesday by Dimension Data.