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Autotask Audit: IT Workforce Predictions and 22 Key Big Data Terms You Should Understand

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

CIO: 6 IT Workforce Predictions for 2015
By Sharon Florentine
2015 promises to be a banner year for IT workers as the unemployment rate continues to plummet, salaries increase and organizations double down on retention and engagement strategies. CIO.com asked experts to predict the biggest trends, technology and strategies that will make an impact on hiring and recruiting in 2015.

Enterprise Innovation: CIOs discuss transformation around cloud and open source
By Staff Writer
Cloud computing is no longer an issue of “if” for enterprises anymore, clearly all businesses will adopt or are adopting cloud in some shape or form as the basis for transforming their IT infrastructures into more agile and flexible organizations.

Smart Data Collective: 22 Key Big Data Terms Everyone Should Understand
By Bernard Marr
I have attempted to provide simple explanations for some of the most important technologies and terms you will come across if you’re looking at getting into big data. However, if you are completely new to the topic then you might want to start here: What the Heck is... Big Data?

CMSWire: 2015 Forecast: The Sun is Out for Cloud Computing
By Frank Palermo
The cloud space continues to evolve at an astounding pace. As recently as 12 months ago, we were still educating many clients about what they could achieve with cloud computing. We tirelessly explained the differences and benefits of options such as Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).

InformationWeek: Big Data Analytics: Time For New Tools
By Doug Henschen
Hadoop is steadily gaining adoption as an enterprise platform for capturing high-scale and highly variable data that's not easy or economically viable to store in relational databases. What's less clear is just how companies are going to analyze all this data. A recent Forrester report declared that Hadoop is "no longer optional" for large enterprises.

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