11 March 2013
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Written by Tim Blair White

With the ever-growing number of solid Cloud (SaaS, IaaS) services, one is confronted with more and more SLA contracts which one must be adept at wading through and spotting the pitfalls for the enterprise. Recently I had the misfortune…

03 March 2013
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Written by Tim Blair White

PernixData just came out of stealth mode and I had the pleasure of being introduced to them via a day at Lightspeed Ventures of Menlo Park, Ca with eight other CIOs (or senior staffers) from around the San Francisco Bay Area…

03 March 2013
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Written by Tim Blair White

Pitching your product or service to a CIO is akin to meeting with that mythical unicorn – plenty of sightings and stories but you never actually get to meet with one! But, if you are lucky enough to get…

02 March 2013
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Written by Tim Blair White

I had the pleasure of spending the day at Lightspeed Ventures of Menlo Park, Ca with eight other CIOs (or senior staffers) from around the San Francisco Bay Area interacting with and providing feedback on 10 emerging tech start-ups…

29 January 2013
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Written by Tim Blair White

Hiring technical talent is half the battle and the other half is retaining them for the long-term and staying competitive in today’s market. Much like pulling together a mountaineering team to conquer new heights, your technology team is a…

13 November 2012
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Written by Tim Blair White

The Digium Switchvox VoIP solution truly eclipses the Cisco CallManager in technology features, price and ease of installation for roll-outs of 400 or fewer phones (current limitation but Digium is rolling out a 1,000 phone unit soon). This conclusion…

10 November 2012
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Written by Tim Blair White

As a CEO or other senior executive overseeing IT, are you experiencing any of the following situations? The IT Department is not responsive and viewed with disdain by staff? Complaints of poor IT customer service? IT projects bogging down…

31 October 2012
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Written by Tim Blair White

Takeaway: Emerging technologies are re-shaping the role of the CIO in every industry. A panel of CIOs at a recent technical symposium share their views and predictions. At the Oct 29th Technical Symposium at the Santa Clara Convention Center,…

04 October 2012
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Written by Tim Blair White

A successful Salesforce CRM adoption program depends on many factors but the first hurdle is to identify those key but basic CRM features which must be achieved within the first 3-6 months. These may be more basic than you…

22 June 2012
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Written by Tim Blair White

Recently my tech team at L.N. Curtis & sons completely redesigned the corporate e-commerce site – www.lncurtis.com: LNCurtis.com is the premier provider of fire fighter, police supply, tactical gear, emergency response equipment, and wildland fire fighting equipment since 1929. For…