Autotask Week In IT: Catch Up On Industry News

August 04, 2017  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

LinkedIn: These four questions will reveal if you’re an emotionally intelligent leader

By: Lynne Roeder
Being emotionally intelligent is without a doubt, one of, if not the most important trait in being an effective leader. Various studies throughout the past decade have shown that having a leader who is able to get results by tapping into both the positive and negative emotions of others, whilst being acutely aware of their own, is more likely to retain staff and improve employee relationships than anything else.

CIO: 10 old-school IT principles that still rule

By: Bob Lewis
Technology changes rapidly, but beneath the buzzwords, the fundamentals of sound IT strategy remain. Here are 10 graybeard IT tenets that still reign — when applied in their modernized guise.

Harvard Business Review: Leading Digital Transformation Is Like Urban Planning

By: Paul Beswick
Most companies want their businesses to keep pace with digital startups, but end up bogged down by the need to fix the daily challenges that their decades-old IT systems create. How do you redesign and rebuild major infrastructure while keeping the day-to-day work going? This kind of challenge is often referred to as “repairing the airplane while you’re flying it.” But a more instructive analogy might be the redesign of a major city’s infrastructure.

IT Best of Breed: Business Confidence In Cloud Security Grows
By: Rick Saia
Businesses are growing more confident in the security of the cloud and are backing that up with more spending, according to a new research survey of nearly 300 IT professionals at cloud-using companies in the U.S. The survey finds nearly 70 percent of businesses feel more comfortable storing data in the cloud than on a legacy system.

IT Business Edge: Organizations Must Manage Computer Lifecycles
By: Carl Weinschenk
Dealing with mundane topics often has beneficial results, such as increases in efficiency and cost savings, because these subjects tend to get neglected. The lifecycle of computer equipment is one such area. Part of this is carefully getting rid of the machines. Not doing so can lead to legal exposure.

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