Autotask Week In IT: Analytics, Cloud Adoption, and the Importance of Self-Evaluations

June 23, 2017  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

Harvard Business Review: How Analytics Has Changed in the Last 10 Years (and How It’s Stayed the Same)
By: Thomas H. Davenport
The change in analytics technologies has been rapid and broad. There’s no doubt that the current array of analytical technologies is more powerful and less expensive than the previous generation. It enables companies to store and analyze both far more data and many different types of it.

CIO: 10 tips for making self-evaluations meaningful
By: Rich Hein
Whether you're a manager or employee, reviews aren't a particularly popular subject; self-evaluations are particularly despised. It’s hard to know how to highlight your achievements and accomplishments without sounding like a braggart, not to mention that it often seems companies file evaluations away and never use them to improve performance. 

Business Solutions: 5 Cloud Adoption Facts That Show How Businesses are Readily Embracing Cloud
By: Joan Spindel
Success in the cloud means more than the right technology. In today’s ever-changing business climate, channel partners must develop multiple strategies that incorporate different platforms, pricing and compensation plans and knowledge about both IT and business drivers—all in the name of finding a competitive advantage.

MSP Mentor: The Doyle Report: What Kind of Company Are You? Googles’s Jim Chow Has a Perspective
By: T.C. Doyle
You can approach this question from many angles. You can delineate yourself by the customers you serve, or the industry you target. You can also distinguish yourself by the expertise you have in a specific technology category or business function. You have options, in other words. Like a wine label, however, these appellations are ones you put on yourself. But the ones I want to discuss herein are the ones others put on you.

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