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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…
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Top 10 Principles of IoT Strategy
Imagine having the technology to put sensors into your manufactured item such as a vacuum, TV, Stereo or lawnmower and be able to tell when there is a problem with a component.  The company is alerted and is proactive in calling the customer with…
How Modern CIOs are Doing Business (and Thriving)
Today’s definition of ‘IT leader’ means something entirely different than it did 10 years ago. The traditional mindset of ‘command and control’ has given way to an era that encourages employee empowerment and embraces the next generation in IT…
IT Transformation: Prepare Changes to How to Deliver IT Infrastructure
A somewhat ambiguous term in the industry, ‘IT transformation’ is used for a number of reasons.  IT transformation is most often used when making a significant change with the goal to improve capabilities, reduce IT costs, and/or mitigate risk.  If…
Achieving Greater Organizational Agility Through IT Service Providers
Achieving greater organizational agility and flexibility is an area of ongoing focus for many IT organizations. In addition, it has become critically important to an enterprise’s success to have the ability to adapt to a change in market, customer,…
Helping CIOs Manage Priorities
As the IT landscape continues to evolve and progress, so too does the need for CIOs to adapt to shifts in market and business demands. CIO’s play a large role in the strategic alignment of IT with business, overseeing the implementation of newer and…
Transforming Your IT Cost Center to an IT Value Provider
IT departments are always challenged to reduce costs and improve services year over year.  In past years, the IT department added value by selecting, installing and maintaining IT hardware and software to be reliable, available and secure.  With…
Is Your IT Governance Misaligned?
IT governance is all about how your IT is structured, managed, and overseen, and while it may still be a relatively new discipline or job focus, it is an important part of an overall corporate governance strategy. Without a good IT governance…
Reducing Outsourcing Security Risks
  When evaluating different outsourcing options and determining which one is best for you, something that must be taken into consideration is security and any potential risks associated with the outsourcing decision. Security is always a concern…
Market Insight: Achieving the Best Price and Service from Providers
As IT leaders, we are often interested in what other CIOs are doing, and what’s going on in the industry.  We attend conferences, network with other IT leaders, and read blogs and articles on social media.  There is a tremendous amount of…
Why "Rip and Replace" Shouldn't Be Seen As a Last Resort
For many CIOs, the term “rip and replace” is among the most dreaded in their vocabulary. It is thought of as a last resort strategy that should only be contemplated when absolutely necessary, or following a catastrophic technology failure. In other…
Design Life for hardware, how long should it really last?
The rule of thumb for hardware End Of Life (EOL) is 3-5 years. This rule is based around finance orientation (depreciation). The real useful life question is more complicated and depends on a number of factors related to how well your IT…