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Autotask Audit: In-Demand IT Skills and How the IoT Will Influence Cloud Computing

October 03, 2014  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

InfoWorld: IT skills that are in demand, and those that will be
By Patrick Thibodeau
IT professionals seeking certifications in the coming months may get their best return with cloud and security-related certifications. Agile-related training won't hurt, either.

MSPmentor:  How the Internet of Things Will Change Cloud Computing
By Michael Brown
The Internet of Things (IoT) global market is still at its infancy and positioned for exponential growth over the next couple of years as people continue to connect to the internet through billions of devices and applications. As an MSP that provides cloud-based file sharing, IoT needs to be on your radar.

InformationWeek: 5 Steps To Build A Strong IT Brand
By Doron Gordon
The phrase "functional branding" is generally taken to mean using every opportunity to increase customer loyalty. That may sound like something marketing, not IT, needs to worry about. At least, that's what I thought until a customer shared the concept in a recent webinar titled "From Zero to Hero: The Path to IT Service Excellence.”

Channel Insider: IT Investments Matter, but Cloud, Analytics Face Resistance
IT investments are considered strategic decisions, particularly among executives who identified their organizations as "pioneers" in new technology adoption, according to a new study conducted by The Harvard Business Review (HBR) on behalf of Verizon Enterprise Solutions.

CloudTweaks: Factors Influencing the Adoption of Cloud Computing
By Mojgan Afshari
The cloud typically indicates a large pool of usable resources such as hardware and software that are easily accessible via the Internet. The notable characteristics of cloud computing are on-demand self-service, broad network access, flexibility, resource pooling, rapid elasticity, cost saving and multitenancy of data (sharing of an application multiple customers). Cloud computing can also track actual computer utilization by user.

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