Autotask Week in IT: Collaboration, Security Challenges, and Perks Workers Want

August 18, 2017  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

Harvard Business Review: Help Employees Create Knowledge — Not Just Share It
By: John Hagel III and John Seely Brown
Without diminishing the value of knowledge sharing, we would suggest that the most valuable form of learning today is actually creating new knowledge. Organizations are increasingly being confronted with new and unexpected situations that go beyond the textbooks and operating manuals and require leaders to improvise on the spot, coming up with new approaches that haven’t been tried before. 

Computer World: 3 lessons for collaboration
By: Thornton May
It’s wonderful that organizations today have access to a treasure trove of powerful software tools designed to enhance, amplify and optimize benefits accruing from collaboration. But having access to, and even acquiring, such tools isn’t sufficient to realize the benefits. Your organization will not unlock the full value of this treasure trove unless it makes collaboration a strategic priority.

SC Magazine: Top 10 Security Challenges for 2017
By: Doug Olenick
The first half of 2017 has not exactly been a ride in the park for cybersecurity professionals. So will the last few months of 2017 see a continued level of activity or will things calm down as the bad guys take off for the holidays? SC Media asked some of the top executives in the field for what they see as the biggest threats and problems that will be faced in the next few months.

Data Center Knowledge: Developers Plead with Boardrooms to Take IoT Security More Seriously
By: Nicole Henderson
As the U.S. government looks to introduce new legislation that will require Internet of Things (IoT) devices to bake in more security measures, new survey data from Netsparker suggests the move could be coming just in time.

Information Week: The 10 ‘Perks’ IT Workers Want Most
By: Cynthia Harvey
Demand for IT workers continues to outpace supply, meaning that employers face stiff competition when it comes to attracting talent. In order to appeal to job seekers, some companies offer exceptional or unusual perks, like nap rooms, on-site spas or free dry cleaning. However, experts say this approach might not always be the best strategy.

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