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Autotask Audit: Big Data Trends of 2014 and Taking Care of the CIO in 2015

December 12, 2014  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

InformationWeek: Top 5 Big Data Trends Of 2014
By Doug Henschen
The era of big data analysis is here to stay. Take your pick of 2014 proof points. Tech watchers might cite the more than $200 million in venture capital raised by the top three NoSQL database vendors, or the $1 billion raised by the top-three Hadoop software distributors.

Channel Pro: Taking care of the CIO in 2015
By Steve Willson
The global economic situation has forced CIOs to spend much of the last decade looking at ways to reduce cost rather than innovate. It is a natural reaction to falling revenues and squeezed business margins. As the economic situation improves, thoughts turn towards refresh and innovation, and channel partners are the key to driving this change.

Information Age: Businesses understand the value of big data, so what's holding them back?
By Ben Rossi
Harnessed properly, big data has the potential to be a game-changer for all kinds of businesses. Decisions made based on the insights that big data provides will be more efficient and lead to a leaner, streamlined and altogether more productive organization.

CIO: Cloud Computing
By Courtney Taylor
Cloud computing can seem overwhelming. Recently, I had a conversation with a gentleman while waiting for takeout at a local Chinese restaurant. Our conversation started with the weather, then our kids, before it progressed to our line of work. He revealed that he owned a small, abstract, architectural firm. It’s here, where I found myself talking about how great the cloud was.

BetaNews: How does cloud computing impact the role of the CIO?
By Patrick Gioko
Is the role of the CIO (chief information officer) still intact after the introduction and rapid advancement of cloud computing? According to a report by Advanced 365, cloud computing is one of the 12 disruptive technologies that are changing the nature of business.

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