3 Top Responses of C-Level Execs To The Inevitability Of Cyber Crime

Cyber crime costs to the world will double in a six year period ending in 2021. More reports of attacks give rise to a gnawing sense of inevitability. As leaders in the fight, there is only one strategy that safeguards our companies. Inevitability must promote “Response-ability.” The Biggest Catalyst to Response-ability is Compliance. Internal compliance […]

3 Building Blocks That Keep Your Board On Solid Footing And Grateful For You

Board members are becoming increasingly aware of their own accountability and risk in the event of a cybersecurity breach. By 2020, 100% of large companies will be asked by the Board to report on cybersecurity, an increase of 60% in four years. What boards are not asking for is a lot of detail they will […]

How To Hire IT In Order To Accelerate Your Work and Teams

“Take away my people, but leave my factories, and soon grass will grow on the factory floors. Take away my factories, but leave my people, and soon we will have a new and better factory.” – Andrew Carnegie We suffer a deficit in IT and cybersecurity professionals. The projections are in the millions of vacant […]

Six Major IT Functions You Cannot Do Without and Must Perform At Optimal Level

Your body is amazing. It is comprised of six major systems in which all functions interact with each other. Not one survives without the other. Remove one from your body? You die. (Just in case you were wondering: Skeletal, Muscular, Nervous, Digestive, Respiratory and Circulatory). IT management also consists of six major functions that interact […]

The Dirty Dozen: What every Disaster Recovery Plan must have in place.

Last week, I wrote “Disaster Recovery is about the information or technology systems that support business functions. It is a component of Business Continuity (BC), which plans to keep all aspects of business functioning during disruptive events.” We also learned together the critical need for DR. But what really needs to be in the plan? […]

Why The Odds Are Against You In Disaster Recovery

Let’s walk down a neighborhood, but it’s not your typical neighborhood. Instead of houses, it’s lined with businesses much like your own. Let’s put yours in the middle, and you have businesses down either side of you, ten total. One bright morning, you wake up, throw on a robe, and step outside to drink coffee […]

5 Qualities of Meetings Geeks Thrive In and Your Company Benefits From

Thomas Sowell said, “People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.” I laugh, because I get it. Like you, I’ve been the victim of life-sucking meetings. Remember the scene in the original Star Wars movie where the walls are closing in on Solo and Luke, being crushed a near certainty – meetings […]

How To Lead Geeks The Way Geeks Want To Be Led

In 1964, Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart issued one of the most heralded quotes in Court history, when he stated he would not attempt to further define obscenity, and said, “But I know it when I see it.” I feel that way about defining Geeks. Definitions vary and stereotypes abound: smart, egocentric, socially awkward, victim […]

5 Reasons to Hire a CIO Before Hiring an IT Team

Whether you’re starting a business from scratch or finally making investments to grow your business, one thing you’re probably thinking about is hiring people to help. Any time you can bring people on board to help you with business tasks, it’s evident that you’re thinking about long-term strategies, and that’s great. But, before you start […]