Autotask Week in IT: Execs’ Understanding of the Importance of IT and Cloud Collaboration

August 21, 2015  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

ChannelInsider: Execs' Understanding of IT's Importance Grows
By Mike Vizard
The trouble is that not enough leaders are sufficiently informed about IT to determine what constitutes a strategic technology investment, the survey shows. Putting these factors together, it's clear that business leaders need help from trusted IT solution provider partners in the channel.

CIO: Collaboration now tops list of cloud computing drivers
By Thor Olavsrud
CIOs and their peers are no longer debating the benefits of cloud as they once did. With 'everyone' now leveraging cloud, you have to use cloud in imaginative ways to get a leg up on the competition.

MSPmentor: MSPs Need a Cloud Services Strategy. What's Yours?
By Pedro Pereira
Some MSPs view the cloud as children regard a dark place – it’s scary. But scary as it may seem, every MSP needs some kind of cloud strategy. To be fair, plenty of MSPs have successfully added cloud services and, in the process, reinvented themselves as well-rounded managed IT service providers. They realized that adding cloud solutions is a logical and necessary step.

CloudTech: Gartner expects five years for hybrid cloud to reach productivity: Are they right?
By James Bourne
Gartner has released its latest hype cycle for emerging technologies, and while the likes of autonomous vehicles and the Internet of Things sits atop the peak of inflated expectations, hybrid cloud computing is a bit further down the line heading straight for the trough of disillusionment.

Enterprise Tech: Beyond Metrics: Convince Your CFO to Invest in Cloud
By Francis Li
Cloud adoption is no longer unfamiliar territory for businesses. According to the IDG Enterprise Cloud Computing Study 2014, almost three-quarters of organizations have applications or infrastructure running in the cloud today, up from 57 percent in 2012.

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