The Right and Wrong Way to Look at Total Cost of Ownership

Posted by Rob Williams on Tue, Nov 17, 2015 @ 11:30 AM

Evaluating Total Cost of Ownership in Today’s IT World

As technology trends start to shift, and new IT purchases need to be considered, business and technology leaders have to assess the total cost of ownership (TCO) of their current systems.

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Topics: Cloud Computing, CIO Strategy

2016 CIO Salary Projections: What's Expected of Top Earners

Posted by Rob Williams on Tue, Sep 29, 2015 @ 01:22 PM

Robert Half Technology just released their 2016 Salary Guide for Technology Professionals.

CIOs ranked as the projected top-earners for the incoming year. Salary ranges are predicted to increase from the current $157,000 – $262,500 range in 2015 to an estimated $172,000 – $268,250 in 2016. There is no such thing as a free lunch, however, especially considering everything that today’s CIO is now accountable for.

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Topics: CIO Strategy

The Rise of the CDO (and Why it Matters to the CIO)

Posted by Rob Williams on Tue, Sep 22, 2015 @ 11:52 AM

There is a new executive pulling up a seat in the C-Suite. 

This is the Chief Digital Officer (CDO).

Where did this position come from and why does the CDO have so much influence? More importantly how can a CIO work closely with him or her?

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Topics: CIO Strategy

Top 2 Growth Tips Every CIO Needs to Know

Posted by Rob Williams on Tue, Jul 07, 2015 @ 11:30 AM

In the past, a business could still be successful by operating in silos. Today, a business needs to be connected in all ways at all times to survive.

A successful business is a business that connects across all departments, from the C-level suites to contributor-level employee desks.

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Topics: Security, CIO Strategy

How CIOs Can Sustain Business Value in the Cloud Era

Posted by Rob Williams on Tue, Jun 30, 2015 @ 11:17 AM

In the fifth blog in our series, The 5 Big Mistakes Every CIO Should Avoid, Mistake #5, Part I, is centered on CIOs that do not provide enough business value to their organizations.

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Topics: Cloud Computing, CIO Strategy

CIO Intervention: Why you Should Embrace ITaaS to Save Business Productivity

Posted by Rob Williams on Tue, Jun 23, 2015 @ 12:30 PM

In the fourth blog of our series, The 5 Big Mistakes Every CIO Should Avoid, Mistake #4 deals with CIOs that aren’t using outside IT services to their advantage.

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Topics: Cloud Computing, CIO Strategy

Why CIOs Need to Think More Like CFOs to Determine OpEx Value

Posted by Rob Williams on Tue, Jun 16, 2015 @ 12:43 PM

In the third blog of our series, The 5 Big Mistakes Every CIO Should Avoid, Mistake #3 deals with CIOs that don’t transition to the OpEx model fast enough, opting to take the more treacherous CapEx route instead.

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Topics: Data Center, Cloud Computing, CIO Strategy

Doing More with Less: Why CIOs Need to Rethink the Traditional IT Model

Posted by Rob Williams on Tue, May 26, 2015 @ 02:36 PM

In the first blog of our series, The 5 Big Mistakes Every CIO Should Avoid, Mistake #1 deals with CIOs that follow the model of “playing house” instead of staying nimble to compete in a constantly-evolving IT universe. 

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Topics: Cloud Computing, CIO Strategy