Autotask Audit: 2014 IT Projects and How to Innovate

December 20, 2013  

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

Computerworld: 5 projects, and only 5 projects, in your IT plan for 2014
By Stuart Kippleman
I know, I know -- annual project planning can be painful, but it’s a much needed tool in order to run IT effectively. Most likely, you’re already well under way and have spent considerable time brainstorming and deciding what work the IT department needs to get done in 2014.

CIO: What you need to do to innovate
By Brett Petersen
Innovation framework, spearheaded by an effective governance structure can help. The governance piece is covered by the manage innovation process within the COBIT framework, with the goals being to create enterprise value, achieve enterprise objectives, and promote and enable a culture of enterprise innovation.

Computerworld: Thornton A. May: IT for the whole brain and the whole organization
By Thorton A. May
What will really turn IT careers upside down in 2014 is integrating value-creating IT behaviors into every nook and cranny of the enterprise. It sounds simple until one remembers that the history of our industry and profession is one of separation.

CIO: 10 Cloud Computing Predictions for 2014
By Bernard Golden
It's the time of year when darkness comes early and people begin to sum up how this year has gone and next year will unfold. It's also the time of year that predictions about developments in the technology industry over the next 12 months are in fashion.

Tech Target: The top 10 cloud provider tips of 2013
By Katherine Finnell
Cloud service providers have had many different opportunities for growth this year, from developing cloud partner programs to building industry-specific cloud markets. Software-defined networking (SDN) was a hot topic for cloud providers this year with several of our most popular expert tips covering everything from overcoming barriers to SDN adoption to determining which model of SDN to deploy.

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