Switchfast Digest 6/16: The New Norm

Switchfast Digest 6/16: The New Norm

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.

There are some very interesting stories in tech this week that are flying under the radar, and that is great - it means advanced technologies like artificial intelligence and exploding storage capabilities are becoming the new norm.

Cloud Computing

Amazon Web Services AI executive says that cloud computing is driving artificial intelligence breakthroughs.


Microsoft is acquiring Hexadite, which provides automated cyberthreat prevention services utilizing artificial intelligence. Judging by the number of high-profile attacks targeting Windows users in the last year, it's not surprise that Microsoft is looking to beef up its protections. 

IT Infrastructure and Planning

Tech Republic's Jack Wallen helps simplify the question of whether you should go for virtual machines or containers.

Big Tech News

 Worried about what would happen if your laptop dies? Don't worry - soon, you'll be able to back up your whole computer on Google Drive

Consumer Technology

CNET has a few guesses about potential iPhone 8 features, based on what we've seen in iOS 11.

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