The Myth of Trust, The Must of Trust and the Role of Technology

Myth: Trust is earned. Truth: Trust is not earned. Trust is granted. If I can earn your trust, then you have given away power to me. If I can earn your trust, then trust is something that can be quantified, and all I have to do is reach a goal, a standard, a 100% of […]

Five Skills IT People Must Have Before Being Considered for Promotion

In a recent article, Techie to Tech Lead, Peter Gillard-Moss confessed to the five biggest mistakes he made when assuming a lead role from his previous tech role. It’s a great article, written from lessons learned the hard way. As I analyzed the article, I found myself framing his lessons proactively: What makes a leader effective […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Should There Be an IT Hierarchy in Companies?

When it comes to managing a company’s network, data issues, or IT concerns, there are a lot of people that work together to make sure everything runs smoothly. One task may finally be complete only after various members from different departments come together. People from HR, IT, as well as C-level leaders may all be […]

It’s Time to Start Giving Your Data the Respect It Deserves

Many of us like to think of data as bits of information floating around in the cloud — after all, what other way is there to envision something that’s more or less invisible to the naked eye? Well, if that’s how you refer to the data in your network, then it’s likely you’re treating it […]

Is Your IT-Team Prepared for Disaster Recovery? Ask Them These Questions to Find Out

When it comes to managing your company’s data and cybersecurity, there are a lot of different people involved. Whether your outsourced CIO is making the decisions or your company leader is calling the shots, the IT team needs to be in the loop of what’s going on. And, although your IT team should never be […]

Cyber Security Compliance is Nothing Without Measurement

These days, companies need to do whatever they can to make sure their business is cyber security compliant. Being compliant means your company is following certain practices to protect your customers, your network, and most importantly, yourself. A CIO’s main responsibility is to implement the right cyber security measures for your company. But, another part […]