10 Trends Affecting Digital Infrastructure and Operations: SaaS Denial

By Frank Gump | September 15, 2020

Often provided on a pay-as-you-go basis, the software is rented on behalf of a business or organization and designated users are given credentials that allow them to access the software through a web browser.

Trends Affecting Digital Infrastructure & Operations: Serverless Computing

By Frank Gump | August 4, 2020

As cloud computing continues to become more popular, many organizations are becoming more comfortable giving up the management responsibilities of their infrastructure.

What are the Different Types of Data Center Facilities?

By Frank Gump | July 21, 2020

Data centers are buildings that host servers, network, and storage hardware. This facility also hosts a range of other systems, including security, network connectivity, and electrical/mechanical systems (MEP).

New CIO Starter Guide: Initial 30 Day Goals

By Frank Gump | July 13, 2020

If you are reading this, there’s a good chance that you were recently offered a position as a new CIO at a company or, maybe, you just aspire to reach that level in the near future.

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New CIO Starter Guide: 60+ Days (Toolkit)

By Frank Gump | June 19, 2020

With the role of CIO in full swing, effective leaders should have completed the first 60 days by following the previously outlined steps from orientation and reconnaissance in the first 30 days to vision and planning in the following 30 days.

New CIO Starter Guide (Toolkit)

By Frank Gump | June 17, 2020

While there are likely many steps that you want to take to dive headfirst into the position, there are few aspects you should keep in mind throughout your first few months as a CIO for the best experience.

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New CIO Starter Guide: 30-60 Day Goals

By Frank Gump | March 30, 2020

Once the initial 30 days have been completed in your journey as a new CIO, you should have completed the goals outlined in the previous articles and gained a deep understanding of the organization.

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New CIO Starter Guide: 30-60 Day Goals – Establishing Department Priorities

By Frank Gump | March 23, 2020

Now that the initial 30 days of your journey as a new CIO have been completed, there’s a good chance that you have a clear understanding of how the IT department is viewed at your organization.

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New CIO Starter Guide: 30-60 Day Goals – Identifying Your First Line Management Team

By Frank Gump | March 16, 2020

Much like you would find with any other management position, a CIO must surround himself or herself with a team to deliver on the goals and objectives that have been set.

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New CIO Starter Guide: 30-60 Day Goals – Setting the Tone and Vision

By Frank Gump | March 9, 2020

Demonstrating leadership and declaring a department mission is important as a CIO. Technical teams are often perceived as employees that take orders from the organization but feel otherwise disconnected from the overall business strategy.