Planning

Top Leadership Objectives of Today – Customer Service and Efficiency

Leaders today have a variety of priorities including the business and technology areas, which are blending together more as the value of data and information has increased. A recent article highlighted Jeff Bezos, a well-known leader and his recent acquisition of the Washington Post. The drive toward profitability and looking at future innovation is expected […] Read More

Big Data and Metrics – IT Asset Management

Are you in the hairball of confusion in your company? This is referring to the many data points of information, details and decisions that are present in the everyday operations of the company. As we discussed in the previous post, the integration and use of the data is extremely important to have clear business results […] Read More

Data and Productivity

Gartner has estimated the worldwide IT outsourcing market to reach $288 Billion in 2013, an increase of 2.8 percent from the previous year. Specific to North America, ITO will continue growing with more predictability in the costs. The emphasis toward “asset-light” strategies will drive increased demand for the externally provided services. The “Big Data” theme […] Read More

IT Asset Management – RAY ALLEN and Cisco Live

IT Assets continue to increase in diversity and types of assets. The business leaders of today have greater challenges to face with the global locations and various settings around the world in the dynamic environments with more complexity. How do they align with the business units? Which cost center is responsible for these assets? Who […] Read More

Customer Focus and Coordination – IT Asset Management

Today’s CIO addresses challenges and changes across the business. They are exposed to end-to-end processes, procedures and policies that they watch the operations and investments for. All of these activities looking at the environment and operations of today, while planning and forecasting for tomorrow. Customer Focus The spending trends are moving around the C Suite […] Read More

Spring Forward with IT Asset Management

Regardless of the mixed weather conditions around the US, we are approaching the Spring season and have moved our clocks forward by one hour already. St. Patricks Day festivities took place over the weekend including here in our hometown of Chicago! Wearing the color green is expected to bring you good luck, and in alignment […] Read More

Disaster Recovery – Where are the IT Assets?

Natural disasters are experienced around the world on an ongoing basis – whether it is an earthquake, hurricane or meteor as we have observed in recent months. The impact might be to your central point of information and assets, or simply one of the many global sites in your business. This is a kind reminder […] Read More

IT Asset Management – A Global Challenge

Where is your company Headquarters? Is the IT and Operations Team located there? The entire team or simply the senior leadership? Whatever the answers might be for your organizations, the needs are the same. IT Asset Management is a Global Challenge, requiring accountability, data integrity and visibility. In the 4Q of 2012, senior decision makers […] Read More

Top 5 Keys to Success in IT Asset Management

The IT organization is not going to succeed or fail on only one topic; rather it requires three key factors that will all link together in the business: People, Process and Technology, linked together by Communication, which is critical for success. While these are the foundation, there are other requirements for overall success. As we […] Read More

CIOs and Innovation: IT Enabled Business Value

As we approach the final month of 2012, there is a great deal of buzz about the increased pressure on the CIO Decisions and the balance of power and impact in the business with the others in the business, such as those in development (CTO) and external facing roles (CMO). It was mentioned at a […] Read More