Client Spotlight

Surviving the IT Talent Deficit: Build a Bridge to Success

This article originally appeared in ON Magazine. It’s long been documented that attracting, retaining, and nourishing IT talent is the biggest barrier to a CIO’s success. In fact, according to Gartner’s 2017 CIO report, CIOs across the board identify lack of skills and other human resources as their No. 1 barrier to success. “The IT […]

08.15.2017

Managed Services

Stuck in the IT Slog? Time to Push Through

In one of my favorite business books, the New York Times bestseller “Decide,” my good friend and author Steve McClatchy writes that psychological studies have confirmed that we can divide all sources of human motivation into two categories: to move toward Gain (or something you want) or to Prevent Pain (or prevent the loss of […]

08.01.2017

Managed Services

An IT Revolution is Brewing

As IT leaders and professionals, we are waging an important battle every day. We are expected to be at the forefront of innovation—influencing and compelling the organization to move towards revolution while also keeping the lights on. But innovation and growth responsibilities are inherently competitive with run operations and, unfortunately, run seems to win every […]

07.26.2017

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Managed Services

Paying a Premium for Talent—Are You Getting the Return You Paid for?

In any competitive field, the only way to acquire premium talent is to pay for it. The best athletes get the biggest contracts, the most popular movie stars command the largest deals and in technology, the best and brightest minds are offered the top salaries. In fact, according to data from Payscale, CIOs in the […]

06.27.2017

Carrier Services

What’s Next? Leaders Cite Top IT Priorities for 2H 2017

Today’s IT leaders are tasked with everything from daily run tasks like patching to more strategic business initiatives like migrating data to the cloud. But how successful do they feel they are in propelling their organizations toward transformation? Carousel surveyed more than 300 New England-based IT leaders across several verticals to find out the top […]

06.08.2017

Managed Services

IT Checklist for Planning an Office Move – Part 2

Click here to read Part 1 of this two-part series for the complete checklist. 7. Conduct a dry-run A few weeks before the final move, conduct a complete step-by-step run-through of the plan to test for any gaps or issues that may arise with transit, missing or backordered equipment, or vendors. Going through step-by-step of […]

06.06.2017

Managed Services

IT Checklist for Planning an Office Move – Part 1

Whether you’re downsizing, upgrading or just shifting spaces, an office move can be brutal for IT practitioners. To help ease the burden, we’ve put together this list to help you plan your next office move. 1. Allow for ample planning time An office move, expansion, or downsize can take significant time when it comes to […]

05.31.2017

Internet Cyber Security

Managed Services

3 Ways to Leverage Managed Services for Security

Modern IT leaders are tasked with driving strategic business initiatives, leaving them conflicted in determining when and how to devote time to basic security hygiene (what we all call “run tasks”). And news of WannaCry ransomware—and its variations—is evidence that victims who exercised consistent, basic security procedures could recover more quickly than any of their […]

05.22.2017