Autotask Audit: IT and Business Go Back to School & What the Internet of Things Will Mean for CIOs

February 07, 2014  

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

InformationWeek: Sync IT And Business Like A School Of Fish
By Mark Thiele
Comparing a traditional business to a “composable enterprise” is like comparing a herd of reasonably well-managed cats to a school of fish, in which every part of the business can lead or follow while remaining consistently in sync.

CIO: What the Internet of Things Will Mean for CIOs
By JD Sartain
2014 is poised to be the year when the focus of both IT buyers and IT sellers shifts to the Internet of Things, a term coined by Kevin Ashton, cofounder of the Auto-ID Center at MIT, when he and his team created the global standard system for RFID and other sensors.

CIO: Give the Business More Control over IT Costs
By Martha Heller
The CIO to COO path is an attractive one that not every CIO will travel in his or her career.  How do you do it? Most CIOs know that their priorities should be business first, technology second, but many struggle with positioning themselves in that way.  

Data Center Knowledge: Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Cloud Career and IT Skill Set
By Bill Kleyman
It’s early 2014 and what have you done to progress your IT career? Technology is moving at a scorching pace. There are a lot of new and interesting options out there to help you push your career to the next level.

CMS Wire: 5 SaaS Advantages To Confound Your Competitors
By David Roe
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is not just about cutting costs anymore, it’s about getting a competitive edge. While a majority of companies are now aware of the advantages of SaaS as a cost saver, only one in two sees it as a way of achieving the more significant goal of market leadership.

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