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Autotask Week in IT: IoT & Big Data Working Together and Benefits from Investing in the Cloud

March 06, 2015  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

ZDNet: Ten examples of IoT and big data working well together
By Conner Forrest
Many of the conversations taking place around the Internet of Things (IoT) are incomplete without a mention of big data. Connected devices, sensors, and algorithms all operate in ways that involve massive amounts of data. "The success or failure of the Internet of Things hinges on big data," says Brian Hopkins, an analyst with Forrester Research.

Small Data Collective: How Big Businesses Can Benefit from Investing in the Cloud
By Rick Delgado
To use the cloud or not to use the cloud? That is the question many business owners are wrestling with as cloud computing becomes more popular than ever before. While most companies have come to the conclusion that moving to the cloud is ultimately beneficial, others remain hesitant to make the leap.

eWeek: Cloud Computing Reducing Costs, Improving Productivity
By Nathan Eddy
Organizations with more than 500 employees are seeing tangible benefits from cloud computing, with 85 percent saying the cloud has lived up to industry hype and 23 percent declaring that cloud has exceeded their expectations, according to a global study of 1,000 senior IT decision-makers. 

FierceCIO: IoT and big data a powerful combo, new studies find

The Internet of Things, or IoT, has been projected to grow substantially this year, and a primary reason turns out to be the growing use of IoT devices to capture big data. Indeed, 29 percent of enterprises are now using the IoT to gather data and business intelligence, noted a recent study by Tech Pro Research.

Entrepreneur: Looking to Use Big Data? Ask These 4 Questions.
By Dan Newman
Data streams are constantly flowing from the technology we use in our daily life. Phones, televisions, computers, credit cards and even sensor-equipped buildings are all contributing to the data stream.

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