Autotask Audit: Changing IT Landscape and Old-School IT Principles

October 18, 2013  

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

InfoWorld: 10 old-school IT principles that still rule
By Bob Lewis
The more things stay the same, the more they change. That's not exactly how the saying goes, but it's the phrase that should be engraved over every door leading to IT. It's certainly better than "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here." Not a lot has changed since our early days, when IT was EDP and programmers were the high priests of the glass house- except for everything.

eWeek: CIOs for U.S. States Share Ideas on Innovation, Changing IT
By Todd R. Weiss
CIOs who work for the nation's states are finding that innovation and collaboration are becoming just as important as keeping applications and servers running. Changing roles for CIOs are not just occurring in private and public companies, but also for CIOs who build and run technology systems for the U.S.

CIO: IT Skills Gap Is Really an Education Gap
By Gary Beach
In Part 2 of's three-part series on the technology skills gap in America, Gary Beach suggests that the issue is really an education gap. When it comes to math and science education, is the United States a nation at risk?

InfoWorld: 3 rules for getting top enterprise cloud performance
By David Linthicum
Cloud computing and high performance should go hand in hand. However, I've recently seen many cloud deployments with major performance issues. These issues could be easily avoided, given some good forethought and planning.

Midsize Insider: Cloud Computing Survey: What IT Professionals Want
By Marissa Tejada
Migrating to the cloud is an exciting transition, but IT professionals must be prepared. There is a lot to manage to ensure that the migration is a success. New research has examined what the top priorities are for midsize firms seeking cloud computing solutions, and it is not cost.

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