Autotask Audit: What We Want From Our Vendors and Top Cloud Computing Trends.

September 19, 2014  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

Computerworld: 10 things we want from our vendors
By Steven Jeffery
Do you have favorite vendors, ones you would gladly work with again and again? What is it that sets them apart? Chances are it isn’t price.

Business 2 Community: Top 6 Trends In Cloud Computing
By Peter Trapasso
Cloud computing is here to stay and its growth is being driven by several trends at the moment. Mobile devices that use apps to access data on public and private networks are in use worldwide. The apps are the front end used to access data and functionality in the cloud. Cloud computing helps information to flow more freely and easily.

Network World: Top IT vendors reveal their IoT strategies
By Bob Violino
The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grab headlines—as well as the attention of IT vendors looking to tap into the growing market for IoT-related products and services. Not surprisingly, vendors are taking varied approaches to IoT, based on their own strengths.

CIO: How Big Data Is Helping to Save the Planet
By Thor Olavsrud
A little more than a year ago, Conservation International (CI) was wrestling with a mammoth big data problem. The nonprofit environmental organization's mission is to protect nature and its biodiversity, but monitoring and analyzing the health of species — particularly in the tropical forests that half of all plants and animals on earth call home — was a manual and labor-intensive process.

Channel Pro UK: The new partner opportunity: ‘Omnichannel’ explained
While some visionary retailers are rolling out the ‘future of commerce’ across their business, the majority of firms remain unsure of how to adapt to new technologies. VARs therefore have an unprecedented opportunity to help their B2C and B2B customers transform their business, as they transition from ‘multi-channel’ into ‘omnichannel’ operations.

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