Autotask Week in IT: FSS is Heating Up and Conversations CIOs Must Have with the C-suite

October 01, 2015  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

ChannelInsider: File-Sync and -Share Battle Heats Up
By Michael Vizard
Demand for file-synchronization and -sharing (FSS) services that could be easily accessed by mobile computing devices clearly takes many IT organizations by surprise. As part of a general effort to clamp down on "shadow IT service," it's apparent that many IT organizations are looking to drive end users toward services sanctioned by internal IT.

CIO: 5 conversations CIOs must have with their C-suite peers
By Clint Boulton
CIOs can no longer be content to run financial software and other business applications from a data center. Modern consumer demands require CIOs to ask themselves this key question: How do I grow the business in an increasingly connected landscape where companies are struggling to ensure they stay in lockstep with rapidly evolving consumer preferences for digital technologies?

MSPmentor: The Pros and Cons of Specializing in Niche Markets for MSPs
By Michael Brown
In an increasingly competitive cloud marketplace, companies hoping to find a way in are looking towards niche markets to create a viable business. Though the big players like Amazon Web Services are here to stay, what does this mean for managed service providers (MSPs) that want to stay relevant in the new cloud-based file-sharing climate?

TechRepublic: The most important skill of the IT department is also the most ignored
By Guest Contributor
I have long maintained that while the C-Suite can see the business strategically across all levels, only IT is positioned to understand the business at an operational level. No department has as much cross-functional interaction or expertise to understand the processes, flows and integrated relationships of the business.

The Next Web: Why we should all be migrating to the cloud

By Leon Hitchens
Over the past few years cloud computing has become one of the most influential and most hyped IT Technologies for small business, governments and the normal consumer. Just ask Forrester analyst Jeffrey Hammond, who notes that “hype” is in the eye of the beholder.

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