Autotask Audit: Cloud Flexibility and Converting IT Value to the Business

January 16, 2015  

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

Talkin’ Cloud: How Flexible is the Cloud?
By Terry Hedden
Amazingly enough, while we make less revenue, we make even more profit and still enjoy the recurring revenue that have helped us grow year after year. Don’t kid yourself thinking that there won’t be ongoing effort to keep the cloud running.

CIO: CIOs Discuss How They Convey IT Value to the Business
By Dan Muse
Welcome to CIO Quick Takes, a series of brief, anecdotal reports produced in partnership with the CIO Executive Council. The challenges -- and opportunities -- for CIOs have never been greater.

Computerworld: 4 ways for IT to connect better with customers
By Stacey Collett
If you walk by an IT office these days, the only sounds you're likely to hear are the dull whir of laptop fans and the gentle hum of servers — barely a warm body to be found. The IT staff is on the loose. In many cases, IT's first order of business is to get closer to customers. Progressive IT shops are achieving that mission in several different ways.

Channel Insider: Buy-In From Top Execs Is Key for Big Data, BI Success
By Michael Vizard
Most solution providers know there is an interest in turning data into a strategic asset, but that it takes a significant buy-in from both business executives and senior IT managers to get those types of projects off the ground.

Midsize Insider: Big Data Storage Could Mean New Opportunities for MSPs
By Sue Poremba
SMBs are facing a big problem when it comes to big data storage. Thanks to the increasing number of devices connecting to an SMB's network and the sheer volume of data collected on those devices, the amount of files and information being generated on a daily basis is overloading current storage systems.

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