Autotask Week in IT: Gaining a Competitive Advantage with Big Data and the Hybrid Cloud for IT Leaders

April 17, 2015  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

Small Data Collective: How to Gain a Competitive Advantage with Big Data
By Jonathan Buckley
Finding ways to outperform the competition is key to business success. That’s why innovation and creative strategies are always on the minds of organizations. However, finding ways to constantly perform isn’t easy, which is why more companies are turning to big data for the answers.

CloudTech: Why hybrid cloud is the way forward for IT leaders
By Sean McAvan
As enterprises increasingly recognize the significant value and opportunity that cloud computing presents, they continue to invest in and grow their cloud strategy. According to Gartner, the use of cloud computing is growing, and by 2016 this growth will increase to become the bulk of new IT spend.

Information Age: Beneath big data: building the unbreakable
By Ben Rossi
Businesses hear plenty about the various methods of extracting value from data, but much less understood is the best infrastructure to house and manage big data for the next ten years. Big data, as a technology, is a simple premise to understand: transforming data into valuable information.

Information Management: Cloud, Internet of Things Force Data Center Evolution
By Bob Violino
Organizations will need to change the structure and role of data centers in order to support the emerging digital world created by trends such as cloud computing, mobility and the Internet of Things, according to Gartner Inc. "For over 40 years, data centers have pretty much been a staple of the IT ecosystem," Rakesh Kumar, managing vice president at Gartner, said in a statement.

CIO: Planning Ahead Simplifies Cloud Management
By Rich Freeman
Easier administration, and the lower operating expenses that go along with it, are among the top benefits of replacing locally hosted solutions with cloud-based ones. There’s a big difference, however, between “easier” administration and none at all.

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