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Cloud Computing and Making IT Business-friendly

September 27, 2013  

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

IT World Canada: Make your IT department easy to do business with
By Bruce Stewart
It’s been over twenty years since I first heard a speaker at an IT conference talk about how those of us in IT had the vendor community — the systems integrators, the packaged software vendors, the outsourcing companies — as competitors, and thus we had to treat the business as customers and win their business rather than trust to the corporate hierarchy to keep it.

The Guardian: How cloud computing is changing the world... without you knowing
By Joe Baguley
When it comes to emerging technologies, there is one phrase that has drawn more controversy than others: cloud computing. Two words which have driven countless debates, caused numerous arguments in IT departments and, more often than we'd care to admit, have left many in the industry deeply confused.

CIO: How to Improve Your IT Job Prospects by Volunteering
By Anita Campbell
Unemployed? Don't sit at home and wait (and hope) for an opportunity. Volunteering your IT skills is a way to keep current and show potential employers your business and technical acumen, your character and your drive.

Small Business Trends: Fire Yourself From the IT Department
By Anita Campbell
I have an important question for other entrepreneurs.  How much time are you losing by handling your technology needs yourself? Are you troubleshooting when your website goes down? Scratching your head while the hours slip away as you try to figure out why your email isn’t working?  Trying to ensure your files are backed up reliably?

WIRED: Three Ways to Transform IT Into a 'Department of Yes'
By Ravi Srivatsav More than ever before, CIO’s are expected to create an agile, streamlined, and innovative IT organization, and deliver on the promise of a cloud-ready enterprise. However, many enterprise organizations still struggle to harness the transformative power of the cloud. The solution is for IT to become what we like to call a “Department of Yes!”

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