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Autotask Week in IT: SMBs Using Cloud Services and the CIO-CMO Relationship

June 12, 2015  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

ChannelInsider: A Close Look at How SMBs Are Using Cloud Services
By Gina Roos
Opportunities continue to be abundant for service providers to deliver a range of cloud services to small and midsize businesses (SMBs). The SMB cloud services market is forecast to show a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.4 percent in the next three years, from $25.2 billion in 2015 to $34.9 billion by 2018.

VentureBeat: It’s Complicated: Unraveling the CMO – CIO Relationship
By Staff Writer
With modern businesses increasingly relying on technological and digital solutions across all its departments, and with marketing at the foundation of the customer experience, the CIO and the CMO can’t help but work alongside each other.

Forbes: 55% of Enterprises Predict Cloud Computing Will Enable New Business Models In Three Years
By Louis Columbus
69% of enterprises expect to make moderate-to-heavy cloud investments over the next three years as they migrate core business functions to the cloud. 44% of enterprises are relying on cloud computing to launch new business models today, predicting this will increase to 55% in three years.

CloudTech: Using Bimodal IT to Quickly Turn Lightbulb Ideas Into Revenue
By William Rabie
In 2014, Gartner introduced a new organization model for enterprise IT called “bimodal IT.” In fact Gartner first started talking about this back in 2012 following the introduction of DevOps and agile development.   Now Gartner posits that IT organizations of the future will have two separate flavors.

CIO: IT Continues to Struggle to Find Software Developers, Data Analysts
By Sharon Florentine
The good news is that more businesses are planning to boost their IT hiring in 2015. The bad news? Many are struggling to find talent to fill vacant or newly created roles, especially for software developers and data analytics pros.

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