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4 Ways to Determine the Need for a Full-Time CIO

Posted by Ian Holt on Wed, Nov 04, 2015 @ 03:51

It is becoming clear that the success of a business is closely tied to an effective CIO, as technology is becoming more and more strategically connected to the overall success of an enterprise. With this in mind, many SMBs are questioning whether or not they need a full-time CIO of their own. Though it’s true that larger enterprises have more financial capabilities to support a CIO, SMBs can benefit from CIO expertise and need to be able to figure out if, when, and how to implement a CIO of their own.

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Topics: CIO Services

3 Reasons That SMBs Need a CIO

Posted by Ian Holt on Fri, Oct 30, 2015 @ 09:39

Being considered an SMB is a unique opportunity that also comes with its own set of unique challenges. Most SMBs consider themselves too small to necessitate bringing somebody on internally to act as a CIO. Instead, most SMBs settle for operations-level IT employees, if they choose to bring any on at all. This is a mistake that can have negative impacts on long-term business operations for SMBs.

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Topics: CIO Services

Are All RTOs the Same?

Posted by Kelley Wrede on Fri, Oct 23, 2015 @ 03:20

Successfully protecting and recovering your business is an integral part of any IT decision maker’s strategy and focus while building and purchasing BDR requirements. But, what if you’ve never had to go through the buying process yourself? Chances are, you’ve probably had to implement and troubleshoot these technologies in the past, but have never had to actually lead the purchasing and decision making aspect of “Recovery-as-a-Service” technologies. This brings up an important question that not many providers address: “Are all RTOs the same?”

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What is RTO & Why Does It Matter to My Business?

Posted by Kelley Wrede on Thu, Oct 15, 2015 @ 11:37

We’ve discussed why RPO is an important component of Business Continuity for SMBs, but we also need to address the term “Recovery Time Objective”, which goes hand-in-hand with RPO and is another critical detail that a solid Business Continuity plan should include.  If you’d like to see your business survive any future disaster, this is important information for you to know.

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Topics: Business Continuity Planning, BDR, Disaster Planning

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

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