Autotask Audit: Tips for Cloud Success and IT Infrastructure Expertise

October 17, 2014  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

Network World: 13 Tips to Achieve Cloud Success
By Ann Bednarz
We interviewed 17 CIOs and IT leaders about their public and private cloud deployments, usage trends, skills requirements, lingering obstacles and future plans. Here are some nuggets of advice from these cloud giants.

CloudTech: CIOs: How to procure Web-scale IT infrastructure expertise
By David H. Deans
Here's the challenge. Your CEO won't accept anything less than a world-class IT infrastructure that meets the expectations of his most informed Line-of-Business leaders. If you're the CIO and you don't want to rely upon public cloud service providers, then are you ready to deliver the caliber of IT services that they can provision?

CIO: Top 10 IT Skills Based on Increases in Demand
By Sharon Florentine
While growth in the IT industry as a whole continues at a brisk pace, some skills are hotter than others. "There are key areas of technology right now that are growing faster than others," says president Shravan Goli. "What's interesting is that this growth stretches across a variety of industries.”

Forbes: How To Identify Fake Big Data Products
By Dan Woods
At the Strata and Hadoop World conference this week in New York City, Big Data practitioners and vendors will gather once again to learn from and sell to each other. One aspect of this year’s conference to note is the rise of “fake Big Data” products, that is, products that have added the adjective Big Data in the hope that the world will take more interest.

CloudTech: How cloud doesn’t have to mean shadow IT takes hold
By William Rabie
Inspired by the approach of independent developers, marketers want to be able to get their apps and other online properties, such as campaign microsites or new web products, live as quickly as possible. The same applies to other disciplines such as HR, logistics or sales. These business users bypass the IT department altogether.

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