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Autotask Week in IT: Catch Up on Industry News

June 02, 2017  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

LinkedIn: 7 Things That Make Great Bosses Unforgettable
By: Dr. Travis Bradberry
Six times Google has topped Fortune magazine’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. Most people assume that Google tops the list because of their great benefits and all of the fun and perks that they pack into the Googleplex. But that’s just part of the equation.

CIO: Serverless computing: the basics
By: Mary Branscombe
The cloud, goes the old joke, is just someone else’s computer. That’s true; except that it’s a computer that’s probably better run and more frequently patched and better secured than yours, that you didn’t have to pay for, that you can rent by the second and that offers services that let you work at a much higher level than powering on a server and installing software on it yourself.

Harvard Business Review: 8 Ways Machine Learning Is Improving Company Work Processes
By: Dan Wellers, Timo Elliott, and Markus Noga
Machine learning is enabling companies to expand their top-line growth and optimize processes while improving employee engagement and increasing customer satisfaction. Here are some concrete examples of how AI and machine learning are creating value in companies today.

LinkedIn: The Power of Stepping Away
By: Kathy Finnerty Thomas
Many of us grew up in the age of work-a-holism. I have always loved being the first one in the office, the one to turn on the lights. I like to work. I like the challenge of solving problems. I enjoy the relationships I have at work. And I like to win. Winning drives us. It also can diminish our energy, productivity and resourcefulness when we drive too hard.

CIO: Your digital initiative’s biggest test may be measuring its success
By: Clint Boulton
Digital transformation is a key initiative for many CIOs these days, but how do you know if your digital efforts are working? It’s a tough question. And while many CIO conference panels discuss the virtues of digital transformation, their conversations dry up when someone asks how they know if they’re succeeding.

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