Autotask Audit: Mistaken Assumptions about Big Data and Running on Cloud

August 22, 2014  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

Tech Page One: 4 out of 5 small businesses soon will be run on cloud
By Joe McKendrick
A while back, I had the opportunity to chat with Will Gregerson, controller for Schaeffer Manufacturing Company, a producer of synthetic motor oils headquartered in St. Louis. Schaeffer is a customer of NetSuite, a cloud ERP provider, and I was struck by the enormous degree of flexibility the cloud was providing the company’s managers.

eWeek: A Look Back at Internet of Things' Origin, Evolution
By Darryl K. Taft
IDC analysts predict that by 2020 the Internet of things (IoT) network will reach 212 billion connected "things" while globally the market will be worth over $8.9 trillion. According to Webopedia, IoT refers to the ever-growing network of physical objects that feature an IP address for Internet connectivity, which enables the communication that occurs between these objects and other Internet-enabled devices and systems.

CIO: 3 Mistaken Assumptions About What Big Data Can Do For You
By Jonathan Hassell
Big data is certainly all the rage. The Wall Street Journal recently ran a piece on data scientists commanding up to $300,000 per year with very little experience. Clearly the era of embracing big data is here. However, since the tools and best practices in this area are so novel, it's important to revisit our assumptions about what big data can do for us – and, perhaps more importantly, what it can't do.

Computerworld: Cloud BI: Going where the data lives
By Nancy Gohring
Even though cloud-based business intelligence has been around for nearly a decade, a recent trend is driving renewed interest: Companies are generating and storing more data in the cloud. "What I think will happen is people will move the analytics app closer to the data," says Joao Tapadinhas, a Gartner analyst. "

CIO: How CIOs Can Survive and Thrive in a Swirl of Change
By Tom Kaneshige
CIOs face unrelenting change as part of the job description. Today they must deal with change coming at them from all fronts. More than ever before, CIOs now have to knock down walls, connect corporate silos, keep customers in their sights, be willing to fail fast and pivot to a more successful strategy -- one that usually involves wielding the power of data analytics.

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