Autotask Week in IT: MSPs Making Customers More Competitive and Big Data Bets in the Cloud

June 19, 2015  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

ChannelInsider: Customers Say MSPs Help Make Them More Competitive
By Gina Roos
Organizations are becoming more knowledgeable about managed services and are relying increasingly on providers to deliver a variety of IT services, according to CompTIA research, which includes a survey of 350 executives in the end-user community. More than two-thirds of the companies polled have used the services of an outside IT firm in the past 12 months.

Talkin’ Cloud: Big Data Bets in the Cloud
By Mike Vizard
The cost of moving data out of a cloud is nothing if not prohibitive, so IT organizations tend to take great care in deciding where to put these workloads on the assumption that moving them is not going to be a real option later on.

SmartDataCollective: The Real IT Crowd: Finding a Valuable IT Leader
By Rehan Sheikh
Though IT managers may not complete IT projects, the companies with the best IT departments understand the value of placing IT-savvy leaders in those roles. If you are looking to fill an IT leadership position at your company, here’s what you should look for.

ITBusiness: Cloud Computing Offers Many Benefits Businesses Cannot Afford to Ignore
By Robert Cordray
Cloud computing has created a range of opportunities for businesses seeking to improve their working process. The technologies, services and options that are currently available can allow workers to enjoy greater flexibility while providing employers with enhanced security as well as reduced operational costs.

Business2Community: Five Areas Where B2B Marketers Can Leverage Big Data
By Joju Mangalam
Big data is now the “New New Thing” in marketing and companies big and small are scrambling on what to make out of this emerging hot subject. The articles on this topic are often stark, with the implication of disaster if companies don’t embrace big data.

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