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Autotask Audit: Understanding Big Data and Telling Views of Cloud Adoption

July 25, 2014  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

InfoWorld: The truth about big data: It's more than technology
By Matt Asay
Hey, it must be hard to be the only person on the planet who doesn't understand big data. Actually, that's far from true: You're in good company. While Gartner finds that 64 percent of enterprises are investing in big data, a similar chunk (60 percent) don't have a clue as to what to do with their data.

CIO: The Uneven Future: 2 Telling Views of Cloud Adoption
By Bernard Golden
The future of IT is already here, but it's being carried on in areas far removed from the traditional IT settings. The key question: Will those traditional settings ever catch up, or will they be abandoned to become a kind of technology rustbelt reminiscent of the post-industrial outcomes seen in today's Detroit?

Midsize Insider: As Hybrid Cloud Computing Matures, Opportunities Abound
By Shawn Drew
With the industry and its watchers so focused on the public side of cloud computing, it is easy to forget just how powerful and popular hybrid cloud computing deployments are becoming. Midsize businesses are in a position to benefit from utilizing the cloud's middle ground, but only if IT managers understand all of the options that a hybrid solution makes available to them.

The VAR Guy: The VAR Guy Poll: Cloud Computing, Open Source a Good Team
By Michael Cusanelli
In our most recent The VAR Guy poll, we asked you whether you thought open source would take on a larger role in cloud computing. Based on reader responses, it looks as though open source has a bright future in the cloud computing sphere.

Channel Insider: Making a Case for Big Data in the Public Sector
By Gina Roos
Big data is changing the way government agencies store, manage and collect data, but they cannot rely on structured data to meet their goals.

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