Aug 182010

I am preparing for the launch of CIOTV and I had fun putting this video together. For the CIOs in the group I hope that you enjoy it. The video focuses on the preparation and planning as it relates to racing for 112 miles in an IronMan. The analogies and metaphors I use are related to the long term choices and selection options all of you face with IT investment. If you have comments please add them to my vid blog below. -Bill

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!