Autotask Audit: Myths About the Cloud and “The Internet of Things”

January 10, 2014  

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

Network World: Gartner: Global IT spending will grow slightly in 2014
By Grant Gross
Global spending on IT and telecom products and services will grow 3.1 percent between 2013 and 2014, compared to just 0.4 percent a year earlier, with enterprise software spending driving much of the growth, according to Gartner projections.

TechTarget: Survey: For cloud computing use, business needs trump cost savings as top driver
By Karen Goulart
When it comes to public cloud computing use in 2014, it's all about the business. Among 830 IT leaders who responded to the biannual TechTarget Fall 2013 Cloud Pulse survey, nearly half (45%) indicated “business needs” as their top reason for adopting public cloud technologies.

CloudTech: "The Internet Of Things" is the next big market for cloud
By Victor Brown
In recent years two technologies have combined synergistically, the cloud and mobile. Without the cloud many of the mobile apps we have today would not exist. They rely on the existence of powerful cloud-based syncing and storage technology to provide a compelling cross-platform user experience. Cloud-based notifications are an essential part of the mobile ecosystem. Without cloud compute, devices wouldn’t be capable of tasks that require advanced processing like speech recognition and image manipulation.

Washington Post: Five myths about the cloud
By Michael Skok
Cloud computing has crossed the threshold from a technology issue to a matter of political and cultural debate. But while the cloud has permeated our lives, myths swirl around the concept.

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