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Autotask Audit: Maximizing Teamwork and Agile IT

January 17, 2014  

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

ComputerWeekly: CIOs must combine traditional and agile IT projects
By Cliff Saran
This year represents the beginning of the third age of IT—digitization. Analyst firm Gartner urges CIOs to embrace new working practices to avoid being left behind.

ComputerWeekly: Predictions 2014: How CIOs plan to spend their 2014 IT budget
By Staff Writer
With the economy picking up, Computer Weekly asked CIOs and IT experts what they believe will be the biggest areas of IT investment in 2014, and how different industries will be spending their IT budgets. 

CloudTweaks: How To Re-engineer Your IT Silos To Release The Teamwork Within
By Staff Writer
Technology exists today to implement a fully converged infrastructure that integrates servers, storage, networks and management into a single, flexible and adaptable IT environment. Probably the single biggest barrier to realizing a converged infrastructure is political. Before you can effectively change the technology, you have to change the culture of the typical IT department.

Datamation: Cloud Computing in 2014: Three Key Trends
By Jeff Vance
Cloud computing was clearly a big winner in 2013, and it will clearly remain in the forefront in 2014. In 2014, though, we’ll hear less about the cloud itself and more about other trends it enables, such as Big Data and enterprise social media. 

Baseline: Business Is Slow to Invest in Big Data Tools
By Dennis McAfferty
While the vast majority of global companies understand the significance of big data, comparatively few are actually investing in the analytics tools necessary to maximize its value, according to a recent survey from EMC. Findings demonstrate that organizational leaders now understand that IT should support strategic goals, rather than just operational ones.

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