Autotask Week in IT: Businesses are Turning to Managed Services and New IT Hiring

June 05, 2015  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

CIO: Why Businesses Are Turning To Managed IT Services

By Thor Olavsrud
Companies have become more familiar with managed services and are turning to them for management of certain IT functions, particularly email hosting, customer relationship management (CRM) applications, storage, backup and recovery and network monitoring.

FierceCIO: New IT Hiring Should Be For 'Customer-Focused' Techies
By David Weldon
A growing number of researchers and IT experts believe the IT department is splintering into two distinct camps – the traditional technologist that keeps systems up and running, and the business innovator that drives digital transformation and creativity.

ITPro: What Big Data Means For The Internet of Things
By Adam Shepherd
Although moving into the IoT space is “a big culture shift” for large companies, the attitude at the conference was one of optimism. There was much talk of the possibilities that IoT devices open up for the leveraging of Big Data, with one expert calling it the “new product.”

Computer Business Review: CBR's 10 Point Guide To Cloud Computing
By James Nunns
Have you ever wondered what Cloud actually is? Well it is many things, not just those fluffy things in the sky - they have nothing to do with it. The Cloud is a network of remote servers, typically hosted on the Internet to store, manage and process data, applications and many other services. CBR has compiled a list of why people regard the cloud as the must-have technology in businesses today.

Fortune: Corporate IT Isn't Ready For The Internet Of Things Invasion
By Stacey Higginbotham
IT departments can’t police every device coming into their companies and should instead start thinking about understanding what’s on the network, how it behaves and approaching security as a dynamic problem that will require flexibility and proactive responses to a daily onslaught of problems.

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