Liz Ramey

13 posts
A word of advice – stop creating IT strategies, just to have an IT strategy. Over the years, I’ve talked with many CIOs about their pursuit to write a best in class IT strategy. A strategic CIO might say, “I created my IT strategy in conjunction with the business strategy,” forgetting the fact that no one on their team can dictate the main objectives of the actual document. An operational CIO might say, “We don’t need an IT strategy, our project timeline drives our success.” Strategic or operational, no matter where you find yourself on [ … ]
The MIDMRKT CIO Forum brings together top IT executives and solution providers in the midmarket space. After three days of collaboration, presentations, and networking, CIOs award the solutions providers that they see as strategic partners for their business during the “Vendor Excellence” ceremony. One standout vendor from the last two CIO Forums was @Risk Technologies. Winning multiple awards at the 2018 and 2019 CIO Forum, including the CIO Choice award, @Risk Technologies has proven to be a trusted and promising partner for the MIDMRKT CIO community. I sat down with CEO, Sean O’Brien to understand [ … ]
In a MIDMRKT Suite Survey of 212 IT executives in the midmarket, 76% of organizations allow for individually liable devices. In fact, of those 162 organizations, there are nearly 90,000 devices being used by employees for personal AND business use. How many of those devices have the “WhatsApp” downloaded today? Read Article Let’s review some daunting facts: Three years ago, Facebook exposed the world to Russian trolls filtering fake news stories to billions of people. Read Article. This displayed a vulnerability that the general population more or less accepted. Last year, they were found [ … ]
There is a major shift happening across the technology landscape for both vendors and IT professionals alike, but change in tech is the one thing we can expect. CIOs today must sharpen their cloud literacy and evolve toward more agile and scalable environments, which also means they must prepare to relinquish some control. We must embrace the shifts in order to adapt to employee's needs and market changes. Ten years ago, a savvy CIO when asked, “How much does your datacenter cost?” would smile and respond, “Nothing, it’s included in the rent”. His/her peers [ … ]