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Autotask Audit: IT Leader Vocab and Test Your Cloud Computing IQ

November 22, 2013  

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

Computer Weekly: The new vocabulary of IT leadership
By Bryan Glick
Surrounded by rapid changes in the technology environment - what with cloud, mobile, big data and all the other topical industry buzzwords - the vocabulary of IT leaders has shifted noticeably in recent months.

InfoWorld: Cloud computing IQ test
By Peter Wayner
Do any of us really know cloud computing? Here's a quiz to test your knowledge and see how it measures up.

ZDNet: How SaaS is changing the CFO – CIO dynamic
By Tim Lohman
Much has been made of the transformational ability of SaaS, or cloud-based software, in its ability to shift CIOs' roles from focusing on IT infrastructure to higher value tasks such as innovation, business transformation and enablement. Less well known is the fact that SaaS is equally transformative for another key C-level role: the chief financial officer, or CFO.

CIO: Why the Chief Digital Officer Role Is on the Rise
By Rich Hein
Today, technology is coming at organizations from seemingly every angle thanks to social media, mobile technology, big data, analytics, reporting, infrastructure, storage and more. How can older "traditional" companies' compete in a digital world with newer companies that were born in the digital age? A Chief Digital Officer (CDO) may be the answer. However, this role is new, untested and is still in a state of evolution.

Business 2 Community: Confused by SaaS, PaaS and IaaS?
By Brian King
SaaS solutions allow for software to be used by an ‘end user’ such as Google Docs or Microsoft Office 365. The end user gets the use of the software though the only connection they have to the software is through the Internet.

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