Autotask Audit: Prioritizing Data Over Instinct and Creative Uses of the Cloud

August 08, 2014  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

CloudTweaks: Innovative Cloud: Creative Uses Of The Cloud
By Staff Writer
For many, the cloud removes processing power constraints from the equation, allowing people to think freely and creatively. The costs don’t increase much, or at all: using a single computer for 1000 hours costs the same as using 1000 for an hour. So cloud computing allows tackling big ideas and data, even for those without the proper infrastructure.

Computerworld: Ditch instinct: Why data drives business
By Julia King
Business and technology leaders aiming to foster more of a data-driven company culture are up against a complicated case of nature vs. nurture. Digital natives and immigrants alike, it seems, just aren't wired to run on hard data. This is especially true for seasoned business veterans with lots of experience.

InfoWorld: The right cloud for the job: Multicloud database processing is here
By David Linthicum
The idea is pretty simple and actually pretty old: Use a distributed architecture on large databases to quickly return the data requested. This approach runs the database query across many servers at the same time, and then combines the results as they return from hundreds, perhaps thousands of servers in the cluster.

CIO: The CIO and CMO Perspective on Big Data
By Stephanie Overby
It’s a sign of the times that CMOs now spend more on technology than any corporate officer outside the CIO’s office. And the biggest driver of that tech spending is big data, which accounts for 37 percent of the marketing technology budget, according to member-based advisory group CEB.

CloudTech: Business technology literacy in the cloud computing era
By David H. Deans
What if you could deploy a new IT service shortly after you defined the requirements? And, just imagine the bliss, if your IT spend could directly translate into a competitive advantage. Predicting the ROI would be relatively easy. You would be the envy of your peer group. Unfortunately, as most senior executives already know, it's never that simple.

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