Vendor management and looking beyond SMB firewalls, anti-virus, and data backups

IT Toolbox

From servers to PBXs and everything in between, his company sells, installs, and manages entire network environments for its customers. I just had lunch with a long-time business colleague who specializes in IT consulting and network systems integration for small and medium-sized businesses. Companies like my colleague’s are the backbone of the enormously large group of businesses

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Netflix Hack: Key Lessons In The Economics Of Ransomware And Managing 3rd Party Risk

Forrester IT

Enterprise Risk Management. vendor management. Brand Risk Enterprise Risk Management Governance Risk and Compliance Netflix Ransomware Security and Risk hacking third party data vendor managementNetflix recently experienced a third-party breach. The data lost is Season 5 of Orange is the New Black, which is original Netflix content. Many are calling it the largest entertainment industry hack since Sony. I guess that is right, but how bad is it really?

It is time to stop blaming others

Eric D. Brown

The first item in the newsletter was an article by Chris Van Liew, Chief Information Officer, Weyerhaeuser Company titled CIO Says “I’m to Blame” if Vendors Don’t Deliver. To change our vendor’s, we need to change ourselves.

Corporate IT: How to Improve the Performance of Startups and Niche Vendors


CIOs also report that 40% of their vendors support a specific business niche rather than provide broad range of solutions. This means that managing their performance often requires more time and oversight from already strained IT vendor managers at the buying firm.

Red flags to look for when making a big IT purchase

ComputerWorld IT Management

Absent an experienced vendor management group on the IT side of the table, the two parties in a sales presentation are badly mismatched. The vendor’s representatives spend all their time doing exactly this, whereas most IT buyers send people who use technology, but don’t buy it for a living. Few IT leaders recognize when a salesperson is exaggerating product capabilities (or omitting limitations).

10 New Information Security Roles for the Digitization Era


As innovation and security become increasingly linked, senior IT managers must change how they hire and develop information security staff. Product security specialists/managers. Security service manager. Security marketing and communications manager.

The move toward enterprise security technology integration

Network World

Last week, I wrote about the move toward cybersecurity vendor and technology consolidation, along with a growing emphasis on technology integration in the enterprise. There is an element of simplifying purchasing and vendor management, but most CISOs want tools that work together so they can improve security prevention/detection while streamlining operations.

7 Characteristics of Qualified Managed Service Providers


How do you know whether to keep these functions in house or partner with a managed service provider ? We’ve found that many businesses are choosing to opt for a managed service provider. Application management. Do you employ a security manager? 7) Vendor Management.

Are Servers The New Storage?

Chuck's Blog - EMC

  For example, at the recent VMworld there were perhaps 20 different storage array vendors, and my informal survey had most offerings using this approach.   Fewer vendors to deal with, greater buying power, standardized tools and operational processes, etc.

Three Aspects of Digital IT Assessment

Future of CIO

It also includes IT vendor cost such as monthly service expense, license cost, purchasing cost,e etc, as well as people cost such as salary, training investment, or other incentives., Thus, it is important to make an objective assessment of IT management approach.

CIOs Wanted for Innovation Expansion

CIO Dashboard

CIOs and IT managers are adept at operating at the intersection of software design and data. Guest post by Barry Jaruzelski and Chris Curran. Do CIOs have a role in product development? Some say no. Call on the CTO or CDO or CMO.

7 Characteristics of Qualified Managed Service Providers


How do you know whether to keep these functions in house or partner with a managed service provider ? We’ve found that many businesses are choosing to opt for a managed service provider. Application management. Do you employ a security manager? 7) Vendor Management.

3 Strategies to Decrease IT Costs and Increase Business Impact

CIO Dashboard

Guest post by Suheb Siddiqui and Chetan Shetty. A veteran CIO recently told me, “The last few months felt like I time traveled back to the 1980s. Business stakeholders are demanding the applications they want, designed the way they like, and at a speed dictated by their priorities.”

HR in the Cloud is Soaring

CIO Dashboard

Even with the vastly increased mobile usage, we still see some large gaps between what managers want on mobile versus the capabilities deployed to them. Top motivations for consolidation included easier vendor management, better support, and better integration.

Cognitio’s Roger Hockenberry Cited in BizTechReports


To give us a perspective on this question, we had the opportunity to speak with Roger Hockenberry , CEO and founding partner of Cognitio , a strategic consulting and engineering firm established and managed by a team of former senior technology executives from the U.S. Because it’s not question of eliminating risk, it is understanding and managing risk. But they may overlook things like aggressive patch management, vendor management. By Bob Gourley.

Cloud Shines Brightly as Future of Disaster Response IT

Cloud Musings

Jackson , NJVC Vice President and General Manager, Cloud Services, is cloud. Jackson, NJVC Vice President and General Manager, Cloud. people helping people, not managing technology.”. brokerage with (vendor management and integration included) marks the.

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Fountainhead: Cloud's Transformation: The Softer Side


After having spoken to numerous customers and vendors, its clear to me that cloud computings operational transformation necessarily triggers structural changes in the IT organization - as well as in the rest of the enterprise. IT financial management skills development, training etc.

Measuring CIO Performance

A CIO's Voice

There are 2 areas “Leadership and Management” and “Core Areas” that can be used. Leadership and Management: Strategic Leadership. People Management. Application Management. LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT. People Management. GOAL – Identify and manage capital projects. Network Management. Application Management. Technology vendor management. How do you measure the performance of a CIO?

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Project Engineer - Data Center Job Board

Data Center Knowledge

Position will manage engineering support for a portfolio of critical operating environments including a 250,000 square foot, tier IV data center and a 1.4 Position will support a Senior Property Manager and Operations Manager. The position will report to the Regional Critical Systems Manager. Manage the implementation of the capitol project program for the facility. Manage project work in the data center for equipment installations.

Fountainhead: A Leading Indicator of "Consumerized IT"?


Inquiring into a VDI environment to increase manageability, reduce costs. In a recent Forrester Research report, " Shifting from Rules to Guardrails " there are some good observations of how IT (and the CIO) have to transform from being technologists to becoming brokers, vendor managers, and providers of technology governance: "We see a blurring boundary between business and IT. Consumerization of IT taking its Toll on IT managers. IT Financial Management. (4).

Gartner Talks Future IT Scenarios - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

The IT organization succeeds by monitoring technology and market developments, and building expertise in IT asset optimization, sourcing and vendor management, and IT financial management. Wide World of Vendors. Chucks Blog.

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