1. Opinion

    Make IT Relevant By Managing Technical Debt

    [dropcaps type='normal' font_size='36' color='#ffffff' background_color='#777575' border_color='']I[/dropcaps]T departments are wallowing in debt… technical debt. Just like those that have racked up massive credit card bills, technical debt can be debilitating and results in an IT function that st… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  2. Opinion

    CIOs Need to Prepare Staff for Cloud Services

    [dropcaps type='normal' font_size='36' color='#ffffff' background_color='#777575' border_color='']I[/dropcaps]f your organization is just dipping its toes into the cloud paradigm, the impact on your staff will be relatively minimal, but they will still be affected. Your staff will need to learn the… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  3. Opinion

    How the Cloud is Changing IT

    [dropcaps type='normal' font_size='36' color='#ffffff' background_color='#777575' border_color='']V[/dropcaps]irtualization is just one major trend impacting IT. It’s tough to deny that the cloud has also affected IT. Consider this: Business units and IT departments can acquire services simply by… Read More

    By David M. Davis
  4. Opinion

    The Cloud, Hosted, or On-premises: The Many Options for the SMB CIO

    [dropcaps type='normal' font_size='36' color='#ffffff' background_color='#777575' border_color='']W[/dropcaps]hether it’s considered a blessing or a curse, CIOs today have a multitude of options at their disposal when it comes to running workloads.  In general, there are four options: On-prem… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  5. Opinion

    The CIO and the Cloud: Embrace, Extend, Innovate

    [dropcaps type='normal' font_size='36' color='#ffffff' background_color='#777575' border_color='']T[/dropcaps]he word “cloud” became a hot addition to the popular lexicon a few years ago and quickly took on eye-rolling status as vendors tripped over themselves to include the new term in all of t… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  6. Opinion

    The 80/20 Rule Is Dead; Long Live the 80/20 Rule

    [dropcaps type='normal' font_size='36' color='#ffffff' background_color='#777575' border_color='']I[/dropcaps]f you’ve worked in IT for any length of time at all, you’ve probably heard of the 80/20 rule.  Also known as the Pareto Principle, this rule states that 80% of the IT budget an IT’s e… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  7. Opinion

    Four Activities Every CIO Should Embrace

    [dropcaps type='normal' font_size='36' color='#ffffff' background_color='#777575' border_color='']G[/dropcaps]ood CIOs are far more than just good technical people or good business people. Good CIOs also need to be good leaders. In this article, I describe four activities that CIOs should embrace.… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe