Autotask Week in IT: How to Run IT Like a Business and an Interactive Timeline of Cloud Computing

August 14, 2015  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

InformationAge: It’s time to run IT like a business - here's how
By Chloe Green
Many IT departments may be headed for a crisis. The friction lies in the fact that businesses have become dependent on technology to remain competitive. However, most IT teams’ skills lie in development and operations, leaving many unable to adapt to best serve a constantly changing business environment.

SmartDataCollective: The Era of Cloud Computing: An Interactive Timeline
By Richard Thelwell
The term “cloud computing” may be commonly uttered in businesses all over the world, but its complex history is less well known. Our interactive timeline explores the history of Cloud Computing (and its future!)

CRN: The Clouds Of The Future: Where Does The Channel Stand?
By Robert Faletra
Solution providers also must realize the model is changing, as is the customer set. New tech-savvy business people think differently, want different results and are not wowed by infrastructure. The network is merely the enabler to a higher goal. Infrastructure is expected to work and will be expected to be increasingly less expensive in the years ahead, whether it is provided on-premise or via the cloud.

EnterpriseTech: IT: Think Digital, Think Business, Think Big
By Alison Diana
Business leaders expect and want IT departments to lead organizations’ transformation into digital enterprises – but at least one study finds technologists fall short of corporate managers’ expectations.

TechRepublic: The state of cloud computing: 10 things you need to know
By Conner Forrest
Cloud computing has grown from a novel concept to the go-to model for many organizations. Here's what you need to know about the cloud industry.

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