Autotask Week in IT: MSPs Wanted for Public Cloud Management and the True Value of the IoT

July 10, 2015  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

Channelnomics: Survey: MSPs Wanted for Public Cloud Management
By Scharon Harding
End users are likely planning to do some outsourcing of public cloud workload management, a survey by managed cloud and colocation infrastructure and services provider Digital Fortress revealed last week. 65 percent of them said they plan to partially outsource management of public cloud workloads versus 35 percent that will manage these solo.

The VAR Guy: Study: IoT's Commercial Value Trumps Consumer Hype
By Jeff O’Heir
Lost in the hype surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT) and the promised benefits it will bring to consumers is the actual value its applications and solutions will deliver through commercial markets.

Small Business Trends: 7 Ways Cloud Computing Makes You Better at Your Job
By Tom Coombe
Cloud computing is changing the way people do business. A study (PDF) earlier this year by Tata Communications found that most companies will have 58 percent of the data stored on the Cloud within the next 10 years. The same study found that 69 percent of respondents said that using the Cloud increased their productivity.

ChannelInsider: IT vs. Business Roles in the Cloud and Mobile Era
By Gina Roos
The availability of technology solutions, driven by cloud and mobile computing, has brought about a sea change in interdepartment dynamics at many organizations. In a new study from CompTIA, nearly half the IT professionals and 57 percent of business executives surveyed said decisions about technology focus more intensely on business objectives.

Computerworld: Budding Role of IT Communications Director Helps IT Deliver Its Message
By Beth Stackpole
Like any marketing/communications professional, Glaston Ford is a master juggler who can keep a lot of balls in the air at once. Editing corporate strategy decks, pulling together email campaigns, coordinating a social presence and posting blogs to the corporate portal — he might do any of those things and more in a day's work at Applied Materials.

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