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Autotask Week in IT: MSPs as Enterprise Command Centers and Final Say on Cloud Adoption

July 03, 2015  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

ChannelInsider: MSPs Are Evolving Into Enterprise Command Centers
By Michael Vizard
The stakes are rising as MSPs are increasingly becoming integrators of multiple services—most of which they are delivering via the cloud. As part of the process of providing more value to customers, managed service providers are evolving from being the provider of a single IT service to being integrators of multiple services delivered primarily via the cloud.

CloudTech: CIO and head of IT, not CEO, most likely to have final say on cloud adoption

By James Bourne
78% of businesses are using more than one cloud-based service, figures which correlate with a recent Forrester survey showing 84% of UK companies rely on two or more cloud providers, compared to Singapore (76%) and the US (62%).

CIO: 3 steps to digitizing your work for maximum productivity
By Paul Mah
From the earliest days as a marketing slogan, the elusive concept of the so-called paperless office may finally be taking shape, if anecdotal evidence is anything to go by. A growing number of small businesses and startups, unencumbered by legacy processes, are quietly ditching printouts for an all-digital ecosystem.

Yahoo!: The cloud explained
By Kaye Foley
We’ve all heard of it. And chances are good you’ve come across it in some way or another if you use the Internet. (And I’m assuming you do, since you’re reading this right now.) I’m talking about “the cloud,” and so far, forecasts have called for recognition but little understanding. So let’s clear it up.

WHIR: Defining Cloud Models and a Look at Use-Cases
By Bill Kleyman
Cloud computing continues to steamroll ahead as more organizations adopt the platform. To be clear, we’re seeing an increase in how organizations are utilizing the Internet. In fact, a recent Cisco Cloud study says that cloud workloads are expected to nearly triple (grow 2.9-fold) from 2013 to 2018.

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