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What is an RPO & Why Does it Matter to My Business?

Posted by Kelley Wrede on Wed, Oct 07, 2015 @ 07:40

By now, most have heard the terms “Disaster Recovery” and “Business Continuity”, and how they are applicable to business.  However, to some, the term “Recovery Point Objective” means absolutely nothing, and that’s a problem. And we’ll tell you why.

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The Evolution of the CIO From 1970 to Today

Posted by Joe Ledbetter on Wed, Sep 30, 2015 @ 02:37

Recently Salesforce.com published an infographic charting the evolution of computing power and that of the CIO role within an organization from the early 70s to today.

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Topics: CIO Services

Is Your Data Center at Risk for a Security Breach?

Posted by Joe Ledbetter on Fri, Sep 25, 2015 @ 12:43

We live in a world of viruses, malware, and hackers where information security is an issue that we all have to deal with. The bottom line is that only one method of IT security will not fully protect your mission-critical data. In the enterprise IT space, implementing multiple tactics and security processes can mitigate many of the gaps. Let’s look at the eight levels of IT security which work together to form a tight-knit and (hopefully) impenetrable web of safeness.

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Topics: Security & Compliance, Technology for Business

Today's CIO Stands for: Cloud, Infrastructure, Optimization

Posted by Kelley Wrede on Mon, Sep 21, 2015 @ 11:16

What exactly does a CIO do?  If you would have asked that question only a short time ago, you would have received even a different answer than today.  The role of the modern CIO is constantly evolving as today's technology evolves, too.  

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Topics: CIO Services

It’s a Big Cloud Computing World Out There

Posted by Douglas Eldridge on Wed, Sep 16, 2015 @ 01:12



According to a great series on Cloud Computing by Wikibon, the cloud is a way to save a massive amount of money.   It’s also housed in massive data centers that are 6 to 7 times more cost effective than non-cloud data centers. 

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Topics: Cloud Computing

What a CIO Can Do for an SME (Small or Medium Sized Enterprise)

Posted by Douglas Eldridge on Mon, Aug 31, 2015 @ 08:46

As discussed in this month’s previous posts, What Today’s CIOs Should Be Focusing On, When Should Companies Consider Adding a CIO, and 5 Major Areas CIOs Can Help Companies With, a CIO has both a lot to offer but is also expensive.  Large companies wouldn’t be able to get by without someone in the CIO role, but what about small and medium-sized enterprises?  Is an expense like a CIO worth it?  Can a CIO do anything for a small or medium sized company? 

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Topics: CIO Services

5 Major Areas CIOs Can Help Companies With

Posted by Douglas Eldridge on Thu, Aug 27, 2015 @ 11:38


A small business usually has to rationalize every expense. Whether you have to pay a new assistant or yourself, every personnel decision you make can make or break your company.  While some hires are absolutely necessary, such as the people who do the heavy lifting on your product or service and the people selling the product or service, some potential hires fall into the 'would be nice, but can I really afford it spectrum'. 

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Topics: CIO Services

When Should Companies Consider Adding a CIO

Posted by Douglas Eldridge on Mon, Aug 17, 2015 @ 02:51


The services of a chief information officer (CIO), while vital to a company’s success, aren’t inexpensive.  According to PayScale the average salary of a CIO is $147,858.  Many small companies can’t afford a payroll of $150,000, let alone afford to pay one person that much money.   Of course, there are people willing to work for less for the right fit, the values or quality of life, so you can likely find a person willing to work for less.  CIO is an important enough position, though, where you can’t risk hiring the wrong person to save money, it would be better to not have anyone at all.  With the cost being so prohibitive, when should a company consider adding a CIO?

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Topics: CIO Services

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