By Mike Whitmer March 19th, 2010 at 11:25 am No Comments
Cloud Computing is becoming a very real consideration for CIOs in most industries in 2010. As the Global CIO here at Hudson, my job is to keep the operations of our company efficient, cost effective, and highly catered to the needs of our employees, clients, and consultants. To be able to meet these objectives I, along with my IT team, are heavily involved in exploring Cloud Computing options for many different aspects of our operation, from CRM and messaging applications to storage and infrastructure. I offered to share my Cloud Computing experiences with my colleagues here at Hudson IT, because they are putting highly skilled IT pros to work every day.
Here is a quick video where I’m discussing some of my rationale for exploring the Cloud in 2010.
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By Mike Whitmer August 28th, 2009 at 12:04 pm 5 Comments
While survival is the paramount concern these days, how you survive will determine your true legacy. Today, IT groups must prepare for the inevitable rebound by investing in change. It’s not just about “keeping the lights on;” it’s about tuning the engine that makes innovation possible. If it doesn’t positively affect the bottom line, the top line and/or increase efficiencies, then it is not the change your company needs today. IT groups and enterprise stakeholders must have a tough dialogue on technology investments. During lean times, many enterprises cut IT to the bone. Typically the projects that survive will offer high value to the sustainability of the technology platform. Here are my tips on how IT can stay on the innovation track during an economic downturn and position your enterprise for growth during the rebound.
1. Mining The Data - While the task of data clean-up typically assumes a tedious groan, small strategic improvements can offer serious ROI now and later.
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