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Autotask Week in IT: Successful cloud implementations, augmented reality and hiring trends

September 22, 2017  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

Entrepreneur: 3 Brands' Different Approaches to Augmented Reality
By: Andrew Medal
As platforms and technology have grown increasingly sophisticated, brands have more tools to create compelling stories. But more resources and customer touch points also mean that cutting through the noise is more challenging than ever.

Inc: After a Year as CEO, I’ve Leaned These 4 Things Matter Most
By; Rana el Kaliouby
As a CEO, there are a plethora of things that have to get done - from building and shipping product, to growing the user base, driving sales and raising money. Thus, it is easy to de-prioritize all things culture related. But culture is the heart and soul of a company.

CIO: 8 hot IT hiring trends - and 8 going cold
By: Paul Heltzer
We’re seeing a number of shifts this year in hiring as technologies mature, new ones emerge and companies work to cut costs by blending full-time IT staff with contract work. While some see the gig economy as a flexible new way to work, one that appeals to solo entrepreneurs, others see a general consequence of the Great Recession. Either way, the gig economy is experiencing growing pains. 

Cloud Computing: Power to the people: The key to successful cloud implementations
By: John Stokoe
Implementing new cloud hosted technology in companies of any size presents challenges and opportunities. It also induces uncertainty and anxiety among the workforce who may see their jobs under threat. There is no doubt that some companies introduce new technology to reduce headcount. But simply replacing people with technology implies that the human capital of the organization remains underdeveloped and while short-term savings can be achieved the company may not progress sustainably.

Dark Reading: To Be Ready for the Security Future, Pay Attention to the Security Past
By: Liz Maida
Cybersecurity is a fast-paced industry, one that combats an ever-changing threat landscape. It's a semi-organized chaos of point solutions, patches and processes designed to keep companies protected from the cyber attack(s) of the day. In the limited time not spent on addressing current threats, most practitioners are focused on what might come next. But little emphasis is put on how past incidents affect current and future threats.

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