Autotask Week in IT: How MSPs are Helping Clients Decide What to Put in the Cloud

October 23, 2015  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

Channelnomics: Six questions to ask before choosing an FSS solution
By Samina Subedar 
As file sharing becomes omni-present across enterprise organizations, new issues come to the forefront for channel partners and their customers. There's no doubt that file, sync and share (FSS) has become an expected part of the user experience across nearly every industry, which represents an opportunity for the channel.

MSPmentor: MSPs: Help Clients Decide what to Move to the Cloud
By Michael Brown
So, you have worked hard to convince a client that your cloud-based file sharing is something they cannot do without and you finally have their attention. How will your client go about deciding what they should put up on the cloud and what they can leave on their in-house servers? Yes, most managed service providers (MSPs) like to leave this decision to their clients. 

CloudTech: Is your IT department a zoo or a safari park? It’s time to converge your company’s skills
By Nigel Moulton
When did you last take a walk around your IT division? What did you see? More importantly, what did you not see? Are the professionals responsible for storage, networking and your server virtualisation program working together or apart? Could any of them step into another’s shoes, move across teams or come into work tomorrow morning prepared to turn things upside down and do it all differently?

Redmond Channel Partner: Analysis: The Top 4 Security Worries of MSPs
By Ian Trump
The No. 1 reason for a customer to fire you, the partner, is loss of data. Here's how to make sure that doesn't happen. Congratulations, you're onboarding a new customer for your managed services provider (MSP) practice. Here are four security concerns you should worry about every time you sign up a customer.

CIO: U.S. CIO tells IT leaders to trust the cloud
By Matt Kapko
This week, the U.S. federal government's most powerful IT steward bestowed unbridled praise upon the largest cloud providers, during a Google for Work webcast. Tony Scott, U.S. CIO, even suggested there is no safer place to store data than in the cloud." I see the big cloud providers in the same way I see a bank," he says. 

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