Jun 052011

DavCo enlisted RedZone Technologies – a key sponsor of the CIO Executive Series – to help DavCo become fully PCI compliant within a secure remote network. 

Watch Stacy Duncan, IT Director at DavCo and James Crifasi, CTO at RedZone Technologies as they share how they successfully implemented SonicWALL solutions to achieve PCI compliance for DavCo.

Feb 212011

Jack Wilson, Principal at Virtual Savant LLC and former VP & CTO with Amerisure Mutual Insurance will be one of our featured guests for the upcoming CIO Executive Series virtual roundtable on March 2nd at Noon EST.

Jack was nationally recognized for successfully implementing desktop virtualization for Amerisure and was InfoWorld’s 2009 Top CTO. Jack led his team to transform Amerisure’s technology from a complex, expensive and inefficient situation into a streamlined virtual architecture environment where Amerisure’s business staff can now acess data “anytime, from anywhere, from any device.”

I am really looking forward to a dynamic and informative discussion among our CIOES members and the other VDI vendor experts. If you haven’t signed up – do!

Dec 142010

I came across a great blog post – Business Impact and Transparency: Expressing System Availability – written by Peter Kretzman, former CIO with PlanetOut, Inc. and Compography. He has a more elegant title than the one I posted in the subject line, but he writes in a way that makes sense in communicating the business impact and expressing system availability.

How many times have you heard that your tech guy thinks the systems are up but the business folks still can’t use the system. The email system is ‘up’ so says your tech, but the Internet line is down so no external or internal users can access email via Blackberry, OWA, etc. A high impact situation for sure, but not necessarily a system that drags revenue.

Interested in your thoughts on how Peter addresses this vital communication task…