Autotask Audit: Masters of Disasters, IT Survivors and a Competitive Advantage for Midsize Firms

November 01, 2013  

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

Network World: Masters of disasters: IT survivors of Katrina, Sandy and other natural disasters share their DR tips and tricks
By James Careless
Natural and manmade disasters are facts of life. Smart IT managers prepare for the worst before trouble hits, so that the businesses and government institutions that rely on IT can resume normal operations as soon as possible.

Midsize Insider:Cloud Computing: A Competitive Advantage for Midsize Firms
By Marissa Tejada
Cloud computing provides a competitive advantage that leads to increased profits. This finding was the result of a new study by IBM that found early cloud adopters are continuing to build several competitive advantages over companies that are still cautious of the technology.

Cloud Tech: Cloud allows companies to double revenue, claims IBM study
By James Bourne
The latest cloud study, this time from IBM, has revealed that companies who use cloud computing as a competitive advantage can expect to have their revenue margins doubled compared to those who don’t have high adoption.

InfoWorld: By 2016, most new IT spending will be in the cloud
By David Linthicum
The use of cloud computing is growing, and by 2016 this growth will increase to become the bulk of new IT spend. That’s a rather ambitious prediction, considering we're just past our first projects and most enterprises are now ramping up a few more to run in parallel.

ComputerWeekly: Whither IT?
By Rob Bamforth
The IT industry sector is changing in the same way that many others are doing or have done already. However, for a business to be 'agile' it needs to not only have the right IT underpinnings, but also has to ensure that these align appropriately with the business.

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