Autotask Week in IT: 10 Factors on Cloud IT and the Power of Choice in the Cloud

March 13, 2015  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

eWeek: 10 Factors Now Having a Major Impact on Cloud IT
By Chris Preimesberger
Despite the breakneck speed at which IT development moves, it's easy to forget that the concept of using cloud computing to replace or augment your on-premises IT infrastructure is still relatively new. The introduction of Amazon Web Services in 2006 is a good date to pick as a starting point for this trend.

Tech Cocktail: The Power of Choice in the Cloud: Who, What, Where?
By Ajay Patel
By now, the debate over whether or not the cloud has a place in enterprise is dead. A cloud infrastructure offers improved scalability, lessens the burden on your IT department and saves you time and money.

ComputerWeekly: Preparing for mainstream cloud IT
By Cliff Saran
2015 is set to become the breakthrough year for cloud computing. Now the challenge of making the IT department cloud-ready begins. Cloud can be considered an extension of existing outsourcing. So the usual gambit of service level agreements (SLAs), security accreditation, the scope of the contract and IT due diligence needs to be done as part of signing up to a cloud provider.

IT Pro: Will Big Data analytics really give you a competitive edge?

By Caroline Preece
The study, ‘Big & Fast Data: The rise of Insight-Driven Business’, found that 64 per cent of enterprises from North America, South America, Europe and Asia-Pacific acknowledged Big Data as something “changing traditional business boundaries.”

Forbes: One In Four Enterprises See 'Surprise' Cloud Benefits, Survey Finds

By Joe McKendrick
A recent survey of 1,000 executives discusses some of the benefits enterprises are seeing as a result of cloud computing. What catches the eye, however, is the number of executives who are seeing benefits they never really expected — close to one in four, in many cases.

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