New CISO Handbook guides fed cyber execs

By | July 20th, 2018|Blog|

A CISO Handbook was released recently by a group of federal CISO & CIO councils to help their peers navigate current government approaches to cybersecurity and risk management. Available through the CIO.gov website, the CISO Handbook is designed to provide a "one stop shop" for new and emerging information security professionals looking to become [...]

The continuing evolution of the CIO

By | May 23rd, 2016|Blog|

Much has been made of how the role of the CIO is changing from a cost center manager to a driver of technological change that can help the business succeed or hit it out of the park. The continued decentralization of IT, which some estimates now put at more than more than half of technology spending [...]

What’s it take to be a transformational CIO?

By | March 10th, 2016|Blog|

The state of technology is in flux for CIOs juggling cybersecurity threats, expanding demands from business units and the challenge of having to compete for the very customers their organization is charged with supporting. An extensive survey in CIO Magazine revealed some of the challenges facing today's heads of IT -- a role nearly 90 percent say [...]

Best buds? CIO/CFO collaboration

By | September 9th, 2015|Blog|

It's easy to find articles talking about how the role of the CIO is becoming more closely linked (in some cases consumed) by the CFO. The collaboration is generally attributed to the importance of IT in every aspect of corporate profitability. While the financial success of an enterprise requires cooperation across the entire C-suite, today [...]

Should you worry more about compliance or risk?

By | May 3rd, 2013|Uncategorized|

When is the right time to think about compliance versus risk? Network World interviewed the CIOs of Underwriters Laboratories and the Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs on this topic and generated some interesting comments. Both make the expected argument that you can't pursue one over the other, but in the end they say risk is the [...]

Taking our story down-under

By | December 17th, 2012|Uncategorized|

The winding waterfront of Melbourne A week ago, James Dollar, the founder and CTO of Uplogix had a chance to address the CIOs of one of the largest corporations in the world at a gathering in Australia. It was a chance to introduce a global audience to the concept of local management, as well as [...]

More than a bandaid for healthcare IT

By | August 30th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Even when trying to steer well clear of the election year healthcare debate by focusing solely on healthcare IT, there are a number of hot-button issues for healthcare CIOs. Electronic Health Records (EHRs), the Health Information Exchange (HIE), HIPPA compliance, telemedicine, as well as more industry-neutral issues like wireless networking and just how the cloud [...]

How smart is your data center?

By | May 16th, 2012|Uncategorized|

One in five data centers are soaring at peak efficiency. A January 2012 global study of CIOs and IT managers by IBM concluded that only about one in five data centers have reached the peak of efficiency. How exactly do they define peak efficiency? Like many things -- it depends. For some data centers it [...]

What are your top tech priorities for 2012?

By | January 30th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Gartner's Global CIO Business and Tech Priorities for 2012 Gartner recently asked over 2,300 CIOs around the world to name their top business and technology priorities for 2012. The survey showed that overall budgets will remain essentially flat in North America and Europe, although Latin America expects an increase of almost 13%. The top ten [...]