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The IT Mission and Cloud Growth

September 06, 2013  

Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

Manufacturing Business Technology: The IT Mission: Proving IT Works For A Company’s Bottom Line
By Dr. Chris Bart
The IT team within most corporations is critical to a company’s long term success. It houses critical data, drives the analytical capabilities of other departments and plays a crucial role in the communication network of the company. IT needs to prove that it is vital to the success of the organization’s mission.

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Predicting Enterprise Cloud Computing Growth
By Louis Columbus
69% of enterprises who have separate budgets for cloud computing are predicting spending increases this year and into 2014. This is one of several key take-aways from a research study published today by TheInfoPro, a service of 451 Research. 

InfoWorld: 10 hard-earned lessons of a lifetime in IT
By Steven A. Lowe
Much of today's talk is about youth ruling development and IT. Sure, there are a lot of eager, bright young people in tech, and most of them like to think that they "rule," but the truth is we oldsters still run the show.

TechTarget: How cloud, smartphones and tablets are changing corporate IT job roles
By Sander van Vugt
IT used to provide the only tools that end users needed, but now that workers buy smartphones, tablets and apps themselves, it affects corporate IT job roles. The knee-jerk reaction to the changing IT landscape is to forbid all personal devices. But employees are mobile, and they tend to do their work on the device that makes the most sense for the situation. So IT must adapt.

Information Week: Education IT Talent Development: Who Needs It, Anyway?
By Chuck LoCurto
Let's face it: None of us can do all of this IT stuff alone. We need help. We need different thinking and perspectives to help us innovate. We need to engage student workers so we can teach, learn and build a talent pool for the workforce.

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