Larry Bonfante Says “Being A CIO Is Not About You.”

At the Best of Breed Conference on October 25-26th, I had the privilege of listening to Larry Bonfante, CIO of USTA discuss how the position of IT has shifted from utility provider to the role of "trusted advisor/business enabler.” He mentions how to utilize technology to drive brand, revenue, and engage consumers. This topic points to the fact that CIOs must be business leaders and just not technologists. So, how can you make a difference? He answers, “By understanding your client's business and helping them succeed.”

Larry Bonfante Says “Being A CIO Is Not About You.” 2011-10-28T03:41:00+00:00

Gartner Held Their ITxpo In Orlando…

Gartner is making some dire warnings including one of another recession. Gene Hall, Gartner's CEO says IT managers are facing a period of "unprecedented uncertainty." While Alvaka Networks is having a robust year with surging revenues, I have to agree. The cautious footing, one of being prepared for a new recession is a smart posture to take right now.

Gartner Held Their ITxpo In Orlando… 2011-10-19T03:30:00+00:00

Larry Bonfante Says “Being A CIO Is Not About You.”

At the Best of Breed Conference on October 25-26th, I had the privilege of listening to Larry Bonfante, CIO of USTA discuss how the position of IT has shifted from utility provider to the role of "trusted advisor/business enabler.” He mentions how to utilize technology to drive brand, revenue, and engage consumers. This topic points to the fact that CIOs must be business leaders and just not technologists. So, how can you make a difference? He answers, “By understanding your

Larry Bonfante Says “Being A CIO Is Not About You.” 2011-10-18T03:33:00+00:00

Here Are Some Interesting Statistics Just Sent To Me From A Market Research Firm

The average number of PCs per IT employee is 25.
• The average IT budget $$ per IT employee is $220,000.
• Average number of data center sq ft per IT employee ranges from 40-150.
• 80% of organizations with 500+ deployed PCs are managing 5+ TB of data.
• IT budgets range from 1.5% to 8% of revenue, depending on vertical market.
• Over 90% of organizations with 10+ IT employees are supporting 15 or more servers.

Here Are Some Interesting Statistics Just Sent To Me From A Market Research Firm 2011-10-18T03:28:00+00:00