Autotask Week in IT: Summer Checklist for School IT Departments and Motivating Your IT Team

June 26, 2015  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

eSchool News: 4 things every IT department should do this summer
By Carlos Garcia
Summer might mean a long respite for students, but not for IT directors. Here are some strategies for doing this effectively in your own schools.

InfoWorld: Morale boosters: 5 proven ways to motivate your IT team
By Kristin Burnham
Dean Riviera, CIO at interior design company The Robert Allen Group, says the telltale signs are easy to spot. Team members might complain openly and more often about users and client requests; they miss milestones, delivery dates and expectations; and might start requesting additional time off.

ZDNet: Only half of enterprise developers are ready for the Internet of Things, survey finds
By Joe McKendrick
That's the conclusion of a new survey of 675 application developers, which finds broad support for IoT initiatives, but a lot of work ahead. The study finds that at least 45 percent of developers are working on IoT initiatives, and 75 percent feel IoT is going to deliver positive results.

ChannelInsider: War for IT Talent Heats Up in the App Economy
By Michael Vizard
There's no doubt that the rise of the application economy is driving most organizations today to re-evaluate the relationship between the business and IT. This shift is not only changing where organizations are focusing their IT investments, it's creating a massive amount of competition for people with the right IT skills.

MSPmentor: Improve Your Customers' Satisfaction: Communication, Expectation and Sales Finesse
By Pedro Pereira
Customers aren’t exactly ecstatic about the performance of their MSPs. In fact, new research indicates customers see much room for improvement. Two-thirds (67 percent) of end users who engage MSPs for IT services believe the management of their IT environments could be improved.

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