Jun 302010

June 30, 2010 Virtual Roundtable Podcast Our group had great discussions, sharing individual experiences with the staffing ratios of their IT Departments.  Our CIOs who were present at today’s VRT, represent a variety of types of companies, and despite a range of differences in staff management and industry niches, we found that many CIOs have similar staffing ratios of 1: 100 or 1:125.   The ability for our group members to share insight and experience regarding staffing ratios and metrics proved valuble indeed.  The VRT was a true networking platform which provided a great jumping off point for further discussion between members. 

For group members who were not able to participate in today’s discussions, I am posting a Podcast of the Virtual Roundtable here.  Please download the Podcast and listen at your convenience! 

Today’s second topic at the VRT was Virtual Desktops.  Participating members stated interest about this topic.  It would be beneficial to learn about what you know about Virtual Desktops and I encourage you to post a blog on the topic!  Continued conversation and peer exchange is such a huge part of what we are all about. 

Thanks to all CIOs who contributed to the strong participation of today’s VRT.  We look forward to having everyone return and also gain contributions from new voices.  New VRT topics for next month are being determined, and I will let you know the upcoming date and time!

Jun 112010

Virtual Roundtable (VRT) Format

June 16th 10-11AM – REGISTER


Google Apps/ Google Docs: A local CIO member will discuss his Google Apps/Docs deployment. This will lead to a group VRT on the subject in which we will have a Q&A and group discussion. As a group discuss other wins, risks, bandwidth considerations, creative business applications, and pros/cons. (20 minutes) 

 Staffing Ratios Discussion

 Virtual Desktops: Review Virtual PCs as a strategy of PC and application deployment. Discuss pros and cons:

  • Success stories
  • Recent pilots
  • Production rollouts
  • Necessary investment needed

Vendor pros and cons. (40 minutes)