Autotask Audit: What’s More Important to Your Organization – the Cloud or Adding IT Staff?

August 01, 2014  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

TechRepublic: 'State of IT' report shows companies more concerned with cloud than adding new staff
By Erin Carson
The IT industry is showing signs of stability according to The State of IT, an annual report from Spiceworks, covering tech adoption trends. The results of the survey were compiled from the answers of 1,100 IT professionals, drawn from the professional networking site's roughly 5 million users.

eWeek: Using Small Data to Accomplish Big Things
By Jeffrey Burt
Businesses worldwide are rushing to adopt big data technologies, hoping to be able to mine and analyze the mountains of information they're generating to achieve greater efficiencies, save money and make faster and better business decisions.

Channel Insider: Why Hiring Is Up, but Finding the Right Fit Can Be Hard
By Dennis McCafferty
Tech industry hiring managers and HR pros continue to ramp up staffing plans for the rest of the year with IT ranking first among all sectors for these increases. However, recruiters face formidable challenges when it comes to filling these vacancies. So, many businesses report they are inclined to hire temp or contract workers; that gives them greater workforce flexibility and reduced costs.

CIO: Never Stop Learning, CIOs Advise New IT Grads
By Ann Bednarz
While the job market is healthy for IT pros, certain talents are more valuable than others, and it’s wise to keep adding to your skills arsenal. That’s the advice of IT veterans to newcomers in the field. Among 2,400 U.S. CIOs surveyed by Robert Half Technology, 50% said their best career advice for new grads entering the tech industry is to keep learning new skills and stay current in their field.

MSPmentor: Study: Cloud Computing Adds Business Value for SMBs
By Michael Brown
A new study by Oxford Economics shows that nearly two thirds business executives in the United States believe their cloud service provider adds significant value to their business results.

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