Autotask Week in IT: Predictions for the Future of IT and Big Data in the Cloud

May 22, 2015  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

CIO: 5 ways to future-proof your cloud computing deals
By Stephanie Overby
IT organizations big and small are seeing significant benefits from some of their cloud computing contracts. The value of cloud services deals increased 60 percent in the last three years and the $40 billion global cloud services market is expected to grow 27 percent annually over the next three years, according to recent research by the Everest Group.

Forbes: The Cloud Is Ready To Handle The Big Data Crush, With Some Exceptions
By Joe Mckendrick
Is cloud making a difference in Big Data efforts?  Can it deliver the agility and scalability required to handle petabytes and exabytes’ worth of data coming out of enterprises and the Internet of Things? The answer to both questions is “yes, but,” according to highly engaging panel that was part of last week’s Data Summit, held in New York. 

Tech Crunch: The Internet Of (Some) Things
By Bill Briggs
In 2015, a modern-day gold rush has taken the technology sector by storm. A recent study discovered that 75 percent of executives surveyed said that Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives are currently underway within their organizations. That said, there’s still one question many companies have failed to answer — is more data always a good thing? 

Computerworld: The Future of Cloud Analytics….is Now
By Ashutosh Kulkarni  
Every few years in our industry, we hear proclamations about how the latest technology shift is going to be the one that fundamentally reshapes IT. For the last few years, Cloud computing has looked like a secular movement that would result in all applications eventually moving out of private data centers to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offerings. 

InformationWeek: IoT Market Will Grow 19 Percent in 2015, IDC Predicts
By Nathan Eddy
The market for the Internet of Things, which refers to the network of Web-connected physical objects -- this includes everything from Nest thermostats, to dishwashers, to heart monitors -- is expected to grow 19% in 2015, according to IT research firm IDC's second annual IoT forecast. The digital signage market is projected to be a major driver of growth. Thanks to growing use in the retail market, the one part of IoT is expected to grow from $6 billion in 2013 to $27.5 billion in 2018, representing a 35.7% five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR).

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