Just a few years ago, the weight loss company Nutrisystem was in a bad place. A combination of events had resulted in a decrease in sales. The global recession along with more competition in the weight loss market had resulted in sales and profits declining for several years. Clearly something had to be done. The … Read more How The Nutrisystem CIO Turned The Company Around
Let’s face it: it is becoming harder and harder to keep the company’s IT assets and its network safe from people who want to do you harm. The threats are relentless and they just keep getting stronger and coming at us from all directions. Additionally, what could happen if the bad guys do get in … Read more When It Comes To Cybersecurity, What Should CIOs Be Worried About?
As the person with the CIO job, you are sitting on a mountain of data about your company’s customers. Every time they purchase your product, call your support department, or even just visit your website because you understand the importance of information technology you collect more and more data about them and about what they … Read more Can A CIO Make The Company More Successful By Sharing?
Guess what: there’s been another hacker break in. This time it happened at the big U.S. healthcare provider Anthem. Nobody’s quite sure how big of a breech it was, but initial guesses are saying that tens of millions of customer records may have been copied by hackers. What makes this break-in even worse is that … Read more Do We Really Need To Encrypt Our Customer Data?
Since the cloud is a new and shiny thing in the world of IT departments, we are all excited about it because it now has a lot to do with the importance of information technology. Part of having the CIO job is spending your day thinking about how you can move more of the company’s … Read more CIOs Need To Plan For The End Of A Cloud Relationship
Whew! Your IT department staff who are in charge of securing the company’s network have just reported to you that all patches are up-to-date and so the latest worm / trojan / virus that everyone is talking about shouldn’t affect you. However, when you stop for a moment and think about all of the companies … Read more Cybercrime Is The Other Guys Problem, Right CIO?
If a CIO picks up the paper, it seems like hackers are everywhere and getting into every IT department. Dare I say these modern day cyber pirates seem almost unstoppable? If it turns out that there is no way to keep hackers from breaking into your company’s IT systems, then should a CIO really spend … Read more Why CIOs Can’t Believe All That They Read About Security Breeches