Revamping the IT Department and The Cloud

September 13, 2013  

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

IT-Director: How to revamp an IT department for better business
By Adam Kinsey
IT departments have always played an integral role in business development and operations. In 2013, it’s not a question of whether or not a business has an IT department, but rather what that specific IT department can do for the company outside of routine tasks. With the economy in constant fluctuation, competition is always high to capitalise when the time is right.

Forbes: Running Your Business In The Cloud: How CIOs Should Prepare

By David Amerland
In the world of cloud computing, your IT department needs to be agile. CIOs must become responsive to the needs of the business. The alternative is disruption—the bad kind. David Amerland explains…Even relatively small changes can have a significant impact on the way your enterprise works. But transitioning to the cloud is far from a small change: Its impact is considerable, but in a good way.

Cloud Times: Enterprises Are Embracing Cloud Computing For Evolution of IT Service Delivery
By Saroj Kar
The future is definitely all in the hands of the cloud, so that several large IT companies already have a specific business line dedicated to cloud strategy. Experts predict that by 2020 the spread of the cloud, which allows access to applications via the Web from anywhere (including smartphone) and at any time, leading to continuous and progressive elimination of the applications on generic PCs.

Computer World: 4 survival strategies for IT chaos
By Julia King
Across all industries, IT teams are up against unprecedented volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, also known as VUCA. A term that originated in the military, VUCA aptly sums up what CIOs face every day in today's turbulent business environment. "VUCA includes currency devaluation, natural disasters happening all over the place and, a big proliferation in data and cyberattacks.”

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