Autotask Audit: Aligning IT Opportunities With the Business Goals and How Big Data is Driving Cloud Adoption

April 25, 2014  

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

Channel Insider: Aligning IT Opportunities With the Business
By Michael Vizard
From a channel perspective, selling IT is often about first navigating the priorities of the business. In the ideal scenario, a solution provider gets a mandate from the business leaders within the organization that has the full support of the internal IT department.

Cloud Computing News: How Big Data is driving Cloud adoption among businesses
By Anand Srinivasan
Given the rise in cloud adoption as well as the revenue that cloud providers stand to make from big data analytics and partnerships, it is not surprising that this report is not the only one to have noticed the impact of big data on cloud adoption.

Enterprise Storage: Hybrid Cloud Storage Tips
By Drew Robb
Some companies are already well on their way to building a sophisticated internal cloud. Others have gotten their feet wet in the public cloud and know the ropes there fairly well. So there is no one-size-fits-all way to go about implementing a hybrid cloud.

Computerworld: 15 tips for surviving -- and thriving -- as an IT contractor
By Mary K. Pratt
William Deegan started his IT career as a full-time staffer. But during the dot-com bust, when hours became long and stressful, Deegan met a contractor who was working fewer hours and making more money. "I liked his quality of life. That's how I started contracting," says Deegan, now sole proprietor of Bad Dog Consulting in Mountain View, Calif.

Midsize Insider: Is That a Cloud Computing Strategy or Just Wishful Thinking?
By Jason Hannula
Cloud computing has moved from a business and technology buzzword to a standard for software and storage implementation, and it is no surprise that businesses have begun reaping returns on their investments.

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