Switchfast Digest 2/24: Ups and Downs

Switchfast Digest 2/24: Ups and Downs

At Switchfast, we love to share with each other the interesting stories and tech developments we read about on the web. Our #random Slack channel is full of links to every tech subject under the sun (and in some cases, above), and now we want to share those finds with our readers.

The past week had its bumps and bruises, but there was no shortage of good news as well in the tech world. 

Cloud Computing

As enterprise adoption of Azure cloud surges, many AWS shops are left wondering if they made the wrong choice. 

Cybersecurity

Get a popup on Chrome saying "HoeflerText font was not found"? DON'T CLICK IT! A new ransomware attack is targeting Chrome users with fake updates.

IT Infrastructure and Planning

According to Gartner Research and CXOToday, businesses are expected to start using smartphones in place of access cards.

Disaster Recovery

Network World outlines how to handle business continuity in a crisis. But don't wait until a disaster happens to start planning - start preparing with our Disaster Recovery Checklist

Big Tech News

Uber has found itself in hot water after allegations of rampant sexism emerge - Recode questions just how deep this poisonous culture goes.

Consumer Technology

The Tesla Model 3 appears to be on track for volume production by September, providing some much needed relief for stock holders and a nice bump in share price. 

Space

The biggest news of the week: NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water.

Thanks for stopping in, we hope you enjoyed this week's reading! If you have a story you'd like to share, just leave a comment or drop us a line at thefutureofit@switchfast.com - we'd love to hear from you! Have a productive Friday, and a great weekend.

Written by Luke Robbins