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Autotask Audit: Hot IT Skills for 2015 and the CIO of Tomorrow

November 21, 2014  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

InfoWorld: 10 hottest IT skills for 2015
By Mary K. Pratt
The pace of job growth in IT may be slowing down, but it’s still moving at a strong clip. A healthy 24 percent of the respondents to Computerworld’s 2015 Forecast survey said that their companies plan to add more IT employees in the year ahead.

CIO: How to Be the CIO of Tomorrow
By Tom Kaneshige
The future of the CIO is perched precariously on the branch of relevance. In other words, the CIO can soar on the wings of massive transformation, helping companies become world-class digital businesses. Or CIOs can topple under this pressure and be "usurped" by a CIO capable of leading this transformation, says Forrester.

Talkin’ Cloud: How to Keep Millennials in Your Cloud Computing Company
By Todd Thibodeaux
Last week, we looked at what tech-related incentives organizations can use to attract millennial talent. Perks also play a critical role in retaining Gen Y workers — a difficult proposition given the cohort's reputation for seeking greener pastures. It's going to take more than catered meals and ping-pong tables to incentivize younger workers to stay long-term.

CMS Wire: Making Existing Big Data Investments Work For You
By Joanna Schloss
CIOs and CMOs have stopped talking about big data and data analytics as something they're exploring or planning on looking into in the near future. Analysts and experts rarely, if ever, call big data the "next big thing" any more. Does all this mean big data is over? Just the opposite.

ZDNet: CIOs make progress, but still get no respect
By Michael Krigsman
Chief Information Officers have made great strides to become more strategic and valuable to the organizations they serve. At the same time, research from numerous sources demonstrates the large gap that remains between IT performance and business expectations.

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