Autotask Audit: Essential IT Skills and Understanding the Cloud

February 28, 2014  

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

CRN: Top 10 IT Skills Essential for 2014
By Kathy Kim
For 2014, mobility and cloud computing is constantly reaching new heights as compliance rules change, the quantity of data continues to increase and the need for security is mandatory in today's treacherous world of hackers. For IT professionals dealing with clients in various verticals, it's critical to be prepared to provide desired IT skills.

ZDNet: Cloud storage: It's not just about the files
As in nature, the cloud is everywhere. Just about every platform and OEM that makes mobile devices have cloud storage available for customers. Device owners should give some thought about a cloud storage solution. It's not a matter of backing up files to the ether, it's about protecting important information.

CIO: 14 Tech Conventions You Should Attend in 2014
By Rich Hein
The world of technology is constantly morphing, which makes staying up-to-date in your field a difficult task. IT and tech events, in general, are a great way to stay on top of cutting-edge technology, to learn new skills, as well as interact and share with people who have similar interests and goals.

InformationWeek: Women, IT & The Outrage Machine
By Tammie Colivariti
Women are proportionally underrepresented in STEM programs. Girls aren't interested in computers. The Washington Post breathlessly cites a report from the Center for Talent Innovation that shows women working in these fields in the US are 45% more likely than their male peers to leave the industry within a year.

InformationWeek: What Google Glass Can Teach IT
By Rob Trollinger
All eyes are on Google as the company readies its Google Glass for market. The eagerly anticipated device—a wearable Android-powered computer—is going through extensive testing to make the product both easy to use and non-intrusive. So what does that have to do with corporate IT? More than you might think.

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