Throughout many conversations with companies regarding their endpoint management, many, if not all, have expressed interest in outsourcing. There are a variety of reasons for this consideration; however, there are four that seem to be the top concerns.[Read more…] about Why to Consider a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP)
In its State of the CIO 2016 report, CIO.com found that just 46 percent of CIOs surveyed report to their CEO. While that’s an increase from the year before, it’s still alarmingly low. It means that well over half report to someone other than the Chief Executive Officer.[Read more…] about The Evolving Role of the Virtual CIO
The role and authority of Chief Information Officer is changing. Much of it is due to a growing mistrust of IT’s inability to change, control costs and meet the needs of the business. Even more is due to the radical shift toward a cloud-based information infrastructure.
In a Gartner survey, 59% of CFOs indicated that they need improved IT support to meet critical business goals. Only 13% felt their current levels of IT planning and support were enough to effect change. So it’s no surprise that an increasing number of IT departments report to the CFO. In these cases, the CIO – if it still exists – also reports to the CFO. That means most IT spending is now approved by the finance team, not by the CIO.[Read more…] about It’s 2015. Do You Know Where Your CIO Is?
Your small or mid-size business likely contracts out its office cleaning services, depends on third parties to deliver its overnight documents or products, and pays good money to an accounting firm to handle its tax and audit work. It may even use outsiders to handle H.R. functions from recruitment to payroll management, and even benefits provision and administration.[Read more…] about A Virtual CIO Could Be the Right Answer for Your SMB
If you’ve never heard of the “Internet of Things,” or you have but haven’t given it much serious thought because your company isn’t big enough, or isn’t involved in high volume manufacturing (where the IoT has found its broadest uses, thus far), maybe you should start paying attention.
G.E. is bound and determined to connect the entire globe to the IoT in the early 21st century. And that means that the Internet of Things likely will be coming soon to most small or midsize businesses.[Read more…] about The IoT Train is Gaining Speed. Is Your SMB Onboard?
Just as every revolution needs a leader to harness the power of the people, revolutionizing your company with data analytics requires at least one data analytics expert. This champion can harness the power of your people and give that data analytics revolution shape, form and direction.[Read more…] about Want to Make Your Company’s Shift to Data Analytics Successful? Find Your Champions