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Autotask Week in IT: As the IoT Proliferates, the Role of IT Keeps Growing

July 14, 2016  

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

Channelnomics: Tech manufacturing misses IT employment jump
By Scharon Harding
IT employment saw a boost last month that eluded the tech manufacturing market, CompTIA reported last week. According to the trade association's analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data, every category of IT sector employment saw an increase in jobs last month except for tech manufacturing. CompTIA said the number of jobs in computer and electronic products manufacturing dropped by 2,100 last month.

TechTarget: Company culture ideas to boost your IT channel teams
By Nicole Lewis
If your company hasn't paid enough attention to your mission, your values, and your employees' growth, development and happiness at the workplace, then you might want to rethink your strategy and focus on a few key questions. Is your company providing the leadership that aligns its mission with employees' skills, values, morale and well-being? Is your company communicating effectively to your workers what is required of them, and do you accept feedback from workers on what they think needs to be improved?

Channelinsider: Managed Services, Cloud Solutions Spur Growth
By Dennis McCafferty
Cloud and managed services solutions continue to pick up steam, according to a new survey of channel leaders from Nintex. Many of these execs said cloud and managed services solutions bring shorter sales cycles, more predictable revenue and higher profits. To get the most from cloud and managed services opportunities, a significant share of these leaders said they're developing new sales strategies, such as the targeting of specific verticals and solving tech challenges, according to the study, which is based on a poll of more than 150 channel executives and was conducted by Research Now.

ITProPortal: Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) in the cloud
By Ananda Rao Lidi
There is an increasing need for enterprises to provide a secure platform for employees, customers and partners to collaborate and share files today. Employees work at different times, in different time zones, and several times work while being on the road. In such a scenario, a secure sharing platform becomes essential not only as a single place to store digital artefacts, but also to allow an employee to continue work seamlessly from where his/her co-worker may have left off.

Information Management: As IoT Proliferates, The Role Of IT Keeps Growing
By Fredrik Nilsson
Traditionally, the roles of digital and physical security in enterprises have been comfortably siloed. Physical security systems, including analog CCTV video surveillance and access control, were the responsibility of the facilities management and security teams. IT was responsible for securing the network and protecting against cyber attacks. With the massive growth of connected devices and the Internet of Things (IoT), and as organizations have moved from analog to IP-based video surveillance, IT’s role is shifting dramatically.

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