Planning

Challenges Faced by CTOs in Planning for the Future

Challenges Faced by CTOs in Planning for Future The role of a CTO or CIO comes with a range of unique challenges that hardly any other top executive faces in organizations. They have to constantly make a decision whether to procure new technology or invest in the latest best practices, or wait it out till […] Read More

Growing Your Business through Outstanding IT Asset Management

This article seeks to utilize TSIA research to describe how the technology industry is going through a massive evolution that is seeing traditional software and hardware revenue streams reducing. It will then show how resellers must provide more sophisticated service solutions that allow them to maximize their revenues over the lifetime of the customer’s infrastructure.

Four Vital Lessons For Your Leadership Candidates

  What will leadership look like in your company in the next five, ten, twenty years? Where will your leaders come from? Will you hire outside the company or train from within? And when you find driven employees who understand the company mission, how do you mentor them into new leaders? Valid questions. Whether you’re […] Read More

Cisco Live 2016 – Las Vegas

It’s that time of the year again! Once again I am excited to share that the RAY ALLEN team will be attending the annual Cisco Live conference.  We will be in Las Vegas in less than a month, specifically from July 10-14.  Aside from the announcements from Cisco and the many companies that work with […] Read More

Four ways to critique your company culture

  If asked to define your organization’s culture, could you do it? Do you have rules that define it? If so, how have they developed and changed over time? The culture, and the perception of it by both employees and the public, are vital to the success of a company. But where do you start […] Read More

Success with Security in 2016

The previous year was a tough year as far as internet security was concerned. From the string of Adobe Flash Player vulnerabilities to the Hello Kitty data breach that exposed information of 3.3 million users, 2015 was a harsh wakeup call for internet companies to recognize the ever evolving world of security threats. Companies that […] Read More

Struggling with Millennials

“Kids these days.” We’ve all heard the saying. Maybe we’ve even said it ourselves. It’s generally used to describe younger generations of workers who have a worldview different from ours. More often, it’s used to complain about work ethic or style choices. But it also describes our lack of understanding of what younger generations offer […] Read More

Managing Teams in Growth Stages

Your tiny shop has graduated to burgeoning startup, meeting head on the challenges of shipping product and dazzling customers. It’s an exciting, satisfying feeling! Everyone on your team is buzzing. Things look great, and your job as a manager is . . . Well, it’s different. Your days are filling with administrative headache. People get […] Read More

Appreciation is a Driving Force in Productivity

“Suppose I ask your employees if they feel appreciated. What will they say?” You’re sitting across the table from an interviewee who just surprised you with that question. How will you respond? Your immediate reaction might be to recount your management style and take a mental inventory of the times you’ve shown employees how you […] Read More

Tech Predictions for 2016

Technology Predictions for 2016 If industry reports are to be believed, then 2016 is not going to be a very happy new year for IT vendors. As the year 2015 drew to a close, there was a storm brewing up on the horizon for the IT industry. This storm is expected to transform the IT […] Read More