Autotask Audit: Winter Olympics for IT Pros and Tips for Speaking Like a Business Strategist

February 13, 2014  

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

InformationWeek: IT Pros Winter Olympics: 13 Breathtaking Competitions
By Thomas Claburn
Few activities engage an audience as effectively as sport. Nowhere is that more apparent than at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, where competitors will publicly struggle to master themselves and their rivals in contests of mental and physical prowess. There's no shortage of competition -- we have patent wars, product release races, and battles for market share -- but tech industry conflicts play out on balance sheets, in datacenters, and in living rooms, out of public view.

Computerworld: Tips for Speaking Like a Business Strategist
By Tracy Mayor
The message is coming in loud and clear from every corner of the tech and business sectors, from every career coach, hiring manager and trusted peer: IT pros who are serious about advancement need to think and speak strategically.

InformationWeek: Cloud Computing Takes Off With SaaS
By Andrew Froehlich
IT departments have been using IaaS and PaaS as a set of training wheels for the real deal in cloud computing: SaaS.

CIO: Top 10 States for IT Jobs
By Sharon Florentine
The IT job market is faring better with an unemployment rate of only 3.3 percent. Where are these jobs? Based on CompTIA's IT Industry Outlook 2014 report, BLS data and reports from, we’ve ranked the top 10 states for IT job seekers.

InformationWeek: IT Is At The Center Of Your Business
By James Harvey
IT gets a bad rap: "It's expensive." "They don't contribute to revenue." "IT is a commodity." But the reality is that IT is (or should be) deeply involved in most businesses decisions. Here are a few proof points to support my case.

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