Autotask Audit: How to Humanize Businesses and Tips to Reduce Stress at Work

October 11, 2013  

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

Forbes: Why Cloud's Biggest Benefits Are Hiding In Plain Sight

By Joe McKendrick
The true value of cloud computing remains elusive, at least from a technology perspective. Organizations are not likely to see cost advantages anytime soon, as they gear up their networks and infrastructure to support cloud-based applications. But is that the whole story? The key takeaway from a new study of 154 IT decision makers, recently released by Forrester Consulting and commissioned by XO Communications and Juniper Networks, finds cloud is cutting costs.

ComputerWeekly: Technology will make businesses more 'human'

By Bill Goodwin
Costas Markides, professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at the London Business School, predicts that technology will make organizations less hierarchical, more decentralized and more democratic – in other words more human. “The implication is becoming very clear. We are running away from running organisations like a machine to running them like a brain. We are moving from a rules-based world to a purpose-based world.”

CIO: 10 Ways IT Pros Can Reduce Stress at Work

By Sharon Florentine
These relaxation techniques will help even the most frantic tech workers combat stress in the office. Creating a daily routine can help bring your mind and body back in balance and help you reduce the tension of everyday life in a busy IT environment.

ComputerWeekly: The feminisation of the IT department

By Richard Atherton
There’s not, at first, an obvious connection between feminist literature and information technology. But reading the writer Jean Baker Miller from the Stone Center, Wellesley College, Massachusetts, offers some important lessons based on her insights into the nature of human relationships. Miller broadly worked in the context of connections between female therapists and their clients. There are some valid parallels between her world and that of IT.

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