Autotask Week in IT: Opportunities for MSPs in IoT and Cloud Spring Cleaning

May 01, 2015  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

CRN: What's The Opportunity For MSPs In IoT?
By Meghan Ottolini
Vendors love to talk about the multibillion-dollar opportunities around the Internet of Things, but what are real business applications for their partners? The channel is split on whether IoT is already the next big thing or if some partners may be counting their chickens before they hatch. Some partners said vendors have started to pitch them on the value of connected technologies.

CIO: Best Practices For Cloud Spring Cleaning
By David Taber
Even the cloud needs spring cleaning. And the cleanup isn’t the refactoring and data quality work that you already know about. Those “big animals” are hard to miss, and now we need to pay attention to the mites and dust-bunnies that we noticed only when they become overwhelming.

InfoWorld: Agility Is King For Cloud Value, But ROI Is Harder To Measure
By David Linthicum
A few years ago, we defined the value of cloud computing in terms of opex versus capex. These days, most people define the value of cloud around agility. Why the change? Because if you define the value of cloud as the ability to avoid buying hardware and software -- the capex-versus-opex view -- you can't make cloud computing compelling from a cost standpoint.

eWeek: Businesses Struggle to Track Critical IT Infrastructure Issues
By Nathan Eddy
The Continuity Software survey indicated that ensuring consistent performance and uptime are the two greatest challenges facing IT operations. Organizations large and small are struggling to meet their key performance indicator (KPI) goals and prevent IT issues before they adversely impact the business.

ChannelInsider: Appreciating Big Data Analytics' Business Value
By Michael Vizard
Given all the hype surrounding big data analytics these days, no one should be faulted if they thought most organizations were not particularly good at turning data into actionable intelligence.

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