Autotask Audit: Aligning IT With the Rest of the Organization and Growing IT Trends

November 15, 2013  

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

MarketingProfs: Marketing-IT Alignment Is Possible: Why You Need Your IT Department
By Adele Sweetwood
My marketing organization has a great partnership with our IT department. But it wasn't always so. And I know we're not alone in that. You can't afford to neglect this relationship.

By Drew Hendricks
To get ahead in today’s business world, a company must utilize the right resources. One of the most effective, of course, is information technology (IT), which has become an essential tool for businesses across many industries. The combination of computers, the Internet, servers, and other high-tech equipment can have a profound impact on daily operations.

CIO: IT Budgets, Salaries & Priorities: 2013 SIM IT Trends Study
By Bob Brown
The Society for Information Management’s annual survey of CIOs and other senior IT leaders gives a broad look at topics ranging from budgets to salaries to tech and business priorities.

Network World: IT budgets, headcount set to grow in 2014: study
By Ann Bednarz
A majority of IT leaders are reporting modest growth in budgets, salaries and headcount, according to the latest survey data from the Society for Information Management (SIM). Companies are still concerned about the economy, but that hasn’t stopped them from funneling more of their revenue to the IT department this year than they did in recent years, SIM reports.

The Guardian: Cloud computing: are projects being compromised by a skills gap?
By Staff Writer
With cloud computing comes new ways of doing business, changing the way organizations collaborate, operate and deliver services and applications. However, when it comes to the classic combination of 'people, process and technology' for a successful IT infrastructure, many businesses are putting the 'technology' and 'process' in place, but are struggling with the 'people' side of the equation.

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