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Autotask Audit: IT’s Wild Ride and Big Data Going Mainstream

January 29, 2015  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

CIO: In 2015: IT Is In For A Wild Ride
By Jay Kidd
In my 35 years in IT, I’ve never seen so much simultaneous change in technology. Every part of the IT stack is in transition—from end-user devices to storage media. Some of the changes are well underway and will accelerate in 2015. Others are just starting to emerge. Here are my top six—buckle up!

eWeek: Big Data Moving Beyond First Movers and Going Mainstream in 2015
By Chris Preimesberger
The collection and analysis of big data workloads was perhaps the biggest trend in enterprise computing during the last 12 months, yet the lasting impact of these projects at many companies won't be fully realized for months—even years—to come. Still, market evidence suggests that in the next 12 months, big data analytics will be matriculating beyond first-movers and going mainstream.

Cloud Tech: What happens when data gets lost from the cloud?
By Dan Virgillito
Let’s be clear: you need to store all that data somewhere. Hard drives were your only resort a few decades ago. Today, cloud is the new frontier on the data storage land, brimming with features.

Midsize Insider: MSP Cloud Computing Strategy Key to 2015 Success
By Doug Bonderud
In a cloud market headed for evolution rather than revolution this year, MSPs need to decide what they want to offer — and why. Having an MSP cloud computing strategy is key for 2015. That strategy should take enough risks while still providing measurable and stable gains to clients.

Computerworld: IT hiring: 4 things you're doing wrong (and how to fix them)
By BethStackpole
Hiring 60 new Java programmers in a year is a challenge for almost any IT organization, but it's a near Herculean task when your company is based in the Midwest rather than the heart of Silicon Valley.

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