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Autotask Audit: Data Center Efficiency Via the Cloud and Vacation Tips for CIOs

July 18, 2014  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

NetworkComputing: Data Center Efficiency Via The Cloud
By Lance Bishop
Organizations looking to improve their data center efficiency and cut costs can reap benefits by transitioning to a cloud computing model. The volume of critical data produced by our digital world continues to grow, increasing the need for businesses to acquire expensive and power-hungry technology to support and run data applications.

CIO: 9 Tips for CIOs as Summer Vacations Hit
By Thor Olavsrud
Many CIOs have trouble leaving the office behind, even when they go on vacation. And losing key personnel for a week or two can be just as bad. There are always fires to put out, and with nearly every business function now dependent on IT, even a small bottleneck can be costly.

Channel Insider: Sorting Through Big Data's Challenges Will Take Time
In theory, the rise of Hadoop in particular and big data in general should be creating opportunities for solution providers in the channel, but new markets pose new, often unforeseen challenges. A major one is not so much with the amount of data that needs to be analyzed, but rather the variety of it.

Network World: How to Set Up a New Business Using Only Cloud Services
By Paul Mah
As recently as five years ago, setting up a new business and equipping it for a PC-literate workforce was a costly affair. You needed to acquire server hardware and pay various software licensing fees. The availability of mature, cloud-based services means that the situation is radically different today. Businesses can access the capabilities they require with little capital outlay.

InfoWorld: The 10 worst big data practices
By Andrew C. Oliver
Yes, you can haz big data. However, you can haz it the right way or the wrong way. Here are the top 10 worst practices to avoid.

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