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Rethinking Your IT Strategy For 2021 and Beyond
Rethinking Your IT Strategy For 2021 and Beyond
From an operations standpoint, 2020 has emerged as arguably the most momentous year for businesses. While the pandemic rattled every industry sector, IT felt some particularly severe tremors. Organizations had to trim budgets and devise new…
Top Three Enterprise IT Infrastructure Management Issues and How to Resolve Them
It’s not been business as usual for IT infrastructures over the past few years. The escalation of cloud and hybrid models, cybersecurity concerns, consumer behavioral shifts, and the increasing demands for digital transformation have challenged and…
How Can CIOs Curb IT Sourcing Spend?
Finding ways to reduce costs and optimize spending is not new for chief information officers (CIOs); however, this year has significantly altered the way many businesses view their budgets and how they will approach spending going into the new year…
5 Best Practices for IT Outsourcing During COVID
The c-suite has faced many business and organizational challenges during COVID-19, and the truth is, we’re not done yet. Shelter-in-place orders caused many companies to scramble to activate a work-from-home mindset while adjusting to market…
Why IT Sourcing Will Remain a Strategic Imperative in 2021
Establishing and progressing strategic imperatives during a year this wild has been a significant challenge for many c-suite executives. How can you create a proactive strategy when your organization is busy reacting to cultural and corporate…
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Building a CIO and CFO Partnership to Accelerate Growth
Despite recognizing the need for digital transformation as a competitive advantage, far too often, IT innovation is slowed by the realities of the bottom line. Chief financial officers (CFOs) do not have to serve as the innovation damper, and…
Budget Processes that Support Innovation
Despite the tremendous disruptions COVID-19 had on our economy and American businesses of all sizes, it has had less of a dampening effect on enterprise innovation initiatives than you might have imagined. Business leaders have remained firm on the…
CIO IT Resource Allocation Amid the Ongoing COVID-19 Crisis
It’s astonishing how a tiny virus has reshaped our workforce, economy, and social norms. COVID-19 has shifted entire paradigms from accepted best practices — and the pandemic isn’t done with us. While we don’t know yet if our shifts in IT…
How Can CFOs Build Bottom Line Resiliency into 2021 Financial Planning?
2020 will be written as the year of firsts for most companies. Unprecedented changes challenged chief financial officers (CFOs) as a global pandemic put a dampening effect on the bottom line of American businesses, big and small. With 2021 just…
Strategies to Put AI at the Core of Your Digital Transformation
While the COVID-19 virus may have derailed some digital transformation initiatives, behind the scenes, technologies have continued to evolve. Artificial intelligence (AI), while maturing, is still in its infancy. Despite this, AI will play a…
Challenges and Considerations for Starting a New CIO Role in 2020 and Beyond
The times are indeed changing for today’s chief information officer (CIO). The role has evolved into less of an operational function and more of a strategic leadership position. Chief executive officers (CEOs) look to their CIO for more than…
Preparing IT Teams for the New Cloud Normal
Enterprise organizations were slow to evolve to cloud technology from their legacy platforms and on-premise server rooms. But in the past five years, they’ve worked hard to catch up to the rest of the world, even if their efforts only encompassed…
Three Communication Tips for CIO Management of Board Relationships
Every executive in the c-suite needs to manage up. For a chief information officer (CIO), that means managing board relationships. Winning over a board of directors is rarely easy; in fact, it’s probably grown more challenging as the COVID-19…
Preparing for the U-Shaped Economic Recovery
Just a few short months ago, economists predicted the V, a short-term, sharp economic dip, followed by a brisk recovery. Now, well into the third quarter, with COVID-19 showing few signs of slowing, it’s clear we’re in more of a U-shaped economic…
Don’t Skimp on Cybersecurity in 2020 - Windsor Group
Don’t Skimp on Cybersecurity in 2020
While you’ve been busy worrying about the bottom line, cybercriminals have been quietly probing your vulnerabilities within the context of your COVID-19 distraction. Just ask the World Health Organization (WHO), who publicized the news of an…
Going Beyond Business Continuity Planning
It’s a safe assumption that most business continuity plans didn’t extend to the idea of a global pandemic. For the sheer scope of business impact, COVID-19 is like nothing we’ve ever seen before. This event has redefined how the c-suite must…
Preparing for COVID-19 Recovery - Windsor Group
Preparing for COVID-19 Recovery
There is a clear designation between “before COVID” and post-pandemic. It’s a fundamental schism defining how we live and work in our new socially distant society. The implications are still being determined, but one thing is clear: there is a new…
Coping with COVID-19 Supply Chain Disruption
The Harvard Business Review paints a dire portrait of the effects of the COVID-19 virus on global supply chains. The first wave of manufacturing shutdowns in China and overseas created a scarcity of raw materials affecting U.S. manufacturers. By mid…
Key Strategies to Weather the COVID-19 Storm
CEOs are living in “interesting times.” They are currently being battered by economic, supply chain, and workflow disruptions that, in the U.S., are likely just getting started. Although executives with a few years under their belts will likely have…
Preparing for the Digitization of Everything
The 4th industrial revolution is about to hit a new level where the real world melds with the Internet of Things (IoT). Called the “digitization of everything” by Investor News, this new reality will link everything from our identities to the items…
3 of the Biggest Digital Infrastructure Challenges for 2020
From edge computing to artificial intelligence (AI), changes to our digital infrastructures are constant. Far from being in a back office server room, today’s operational infrastructures are everywhere — edge locations, in the cloud, collocated, and…
The Challenge of Distributed Cloud Architecture
A distributed cloud-connected architecture allocates IT assets across multiple redundant systems encompassing on-premise, cloud, and everything in-between. There are many benefits to not putting all your IT eggs in one basket, but there also are…
Coming to a City Near You: Ransomware
Ransomware is perhaps one of the most troubling of all black hat hacker threats. The idea that an external hacker bent on malfeasance can penetrate a network and lock down an infrastructure until a ransom is paid is terrifying. It’s also shocking to…
Is Blockchain Normalizing?
Blockchain has become a buzzword as evocative as the phrase “artificial intelligence.” Every marketer throws out blockchain as the hottest technology, but the reality is, it’s often used more like a keyword over a real-time, actionable technology…
CEOs and Enterprise IT Strategy
Digital transformation has changed more than our processes and products; it’s changed the job descriptions of everyone from front line personnel to the c-suite. Enterprise chief executive officers (CEOs), for example, have evolved beyond managing to…
Transparency in the Age of Coronavirus
If you’re in executive leadership today, it’s safe to assume that the world is watching. It’s also a solid assumption that economic and crisis management experts will review this time period for years to come to learn what works and what doesn’t in…
New Year, New Challenges for CIOs
Digital transformation has certainly been a source of disruption among technology leaders — and that’s not expected to change any time soon. Digital technology will continue to heavily impact organizations throughout the next decade, but it is the…
Best Practices for Robotics Process in Organizations
Many enterprise organizations are leveraging robotics process automation (RPA) to automate workflows, reduce costs, and improve worker efficiency. Automation is controversial; even the idea of automation can cause anxiety among employees who worry…