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VIE Networking Relationships

Building and Maintaining Strong Relationships – The Key to Business Success

It has almost become cliché to say that success in business is directly related to people skills. In particular, I’m referring to people skills related to building and managing strong relationships with the right people. Most of us know this intuitively and want to improve the quality and quantity of our network, but attitudes and […]

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A VIE CIO is a True CIO, and Speaks Your Language

A True CIO and vCIO are fundamentally different. Increasingly, mid-size businesses are outsourcing their IT support functions such as help desk, server and network management to an IT Managed Service Provider (IT MSP). Within their various service offerings, many of these companies also provide a function called vCIO, or virtual Chief Information Officer. They are

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VIE IT Governance

Why Govern IT?

Business executives intuitively understand the importance of governance for organizational assets such as human capital, financial assets and physical assets. Still, many don\’t necessarily appreciate the need to govern information and IT assets. Given the intangibility of information, and the resources invested in IT by the average business, it makes perfect sense to govern IT

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Is IT Providing Value in Your Business?

What level of value is Information Technology (IT) providing your business? Mid-sized businesses typically have annual revenues between $10 million and $200 million. Often, leaders of these type of businesses believe that Information Technology is a back office function and an expense to be minimized. They believe that IT is absolutely necessary like power, facilities

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