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Autotask Audit: Powerful Facts About Big Data and IT Dads

June 13, 2014  

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

InformationWeek: 10 Powerful Facts About Big Data
By Jeff Bertolucci
Big data, however you define it, has been praised and vilified. It's many things to many people: a boon to scientists and retailers, but also an enabling technology for a host of privacy and security threats.

Computerworld: 10 'geek dads' share tales and tips from the IT trenches
By Rebecca Linke
Back in the day, geek dads wore plastic pocket protectors, taught their kids long division on the back of mainframe punch cards, and worked long, long hours. Often, they couldn't be there for baseball games or bedtimes. Today's tech dads are a different breed -- still putting in long hours, but working just as hard to be there for their kids' milestones, large and small.

Business2Community: Big Innovation Needs Big Data
By Jenn Lisak
In today’s highly competitive business landscape, companies thrive by doing things differently — and getting the most out of your innovation program is key to supporting atypical strategies. Then comes the million dollar question companies are asking: What powers innovation?

Talkin’ Cloud: Data is the New Cloud King
By Mike Vizard
When it comes to cloud computing, data is the once and future king. While most of the cloud computing focus for the last four years has been in infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS), traditional enterprise IT vendors have figured out the best chance they have to thwart the ambitions of rivals is to leverage all the data they have access to inside their applications.

Computerworld: How to make the most of an IT buyer's market
By Cindy Waxer
After years of fighting tooth and nail with vendors for meager price discounts or modest service-level agreements, IT has seen the tables start to turn: Sweeping changes are reshaping the vendor landscape, shifting negotiating power from stingy service providers to savvy CIOs. At the center of this sea change are trends such as cloud computing, social media, data analytics, remote monitoring, automation and mobility.

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