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Autotask Week in IT: Artificial Intelligence, Leadership and the relationship between Bitcoin and cybersecurity

September 01, 2017  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

Information Week: The Forgotten Secret to DevOps Success: Measurement
By: Tim Buntel
The enterprise DevOps market is shaping up to be one of the fastest growing markets in technology. According to Gartner it reached $2.3 Billion in 2015, up 21% over 2014. As companies invest more in digital transformation to stay relevant, the need to build their own software to drive growth is paramount.

SC Magazine: Bitcoin’s booming valuation is helping attract more cybercriminals
By: Doug Olenick
The skyrocketing value of bitcoin and Ethereum may not be the sole reason behind the recent uptick in cybercrimes focused on stealing cryptocurrencies, but industry analysts note that it certainly has given cybercriminals one more good reason to focus their efforts in this area.

CIO: 10 signs you’re ready for AI-but might not succeed
By: Martin Heller
Since machine learning is a panacea, your company should be able to use it profitably, right? Perhaps; perhaps not. Let’s discuss whether you have what it takes to harness artificial intelligence — and how you could get to that point if you’re not yet there.

Entrepreneur: 9 Reasons Humility Is the Key Ingredient to Exceptional Leadership
By: Sherrie Campbell
The people we admire and feel most inspired to follow are those who do not have a need to showboat their accomplishments or convince others of their greatness. Showboats are more of a turn-off than a turn-on when it comes to leadership. We are most inspired by leaders who show exceptional character, who take pride in who they are and in what they have accomplished.

Harvard Business Review: High Performing Teams Need Psychological Safety. Here’s How to Create It.
By: Laura Delizonna
Studies show psychological safety allows for moderate risk-taking, speaking your mind, creativity, and sticking your neck out without fear of having it cut off — just the types of behavior that lead to market breakthroughs.

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