Autotask Audit: Big Data Can Solve Small Problems and Why VARs Must Pivot or Perish

May 09, 2014  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

eWeek: Big Data Can Solve Small Problems
By Eric Lundquist
I went to the Big Data Summit hosted by the Mass Technology Leadership Council recently in Cambridge, Mass., and had a chance to get an update on big data from an East Coast perspective. "The full potential of big data is still unknown," said Oracle's Big Data Strategist Paul Sonderegger in the conference's keynote presentation.

CRN: VARs: Pivot Or Perish
By Meghan Ottolini
In today's IT world, the worst thing a business can do is hesitate to evolve with the times. So how are partners “keeping up with the Joneses” of the channel?

Channel Pro: Price wars leading to increased cloud spending
By Staff Writer
IT directors are looking to spend more than last year on cloud infrastructure, according to the latest 2nd Watch Cloud Infrastructure Price Wars survey. As the price of cloud capacity continues to drop, almost a quarter of respondents said they’d spend up to 25 percent more this year on cloud infrastructure.

CIO: 4 'Impossible' IT Hiring Scenarios (And How to Beat Them)
By Sharon Florentine
A recruiter would never think to approach a CIO and advise him or her on cloud storage technology. They don't have the technical knowledge, experience or skills to act as a trusted advisor in that role.

Channel Insider: Channel Customers Are Ripe for Disaster Exposure
By Dennis McCafferty
A clear majority of IT professionals say that even when their customers have a disaster-recovery plan, they may not be sufficiently prepared for an outage, according to a recent survey from BUMI, a managed service provider specializing in backup and recovery.

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