According to a survey of 200 IT executives by Bluewolf , 48% will hire more contractors than full-time [ Tweet This ] staff and 32% see the need to increase their levels of IT outsourcing in the coming year
Instead of blocking access to consumer services, IT and security ought to: 1) find out why staff is using the services in the first place; 2) identify and provision SECURE enterprise grade services; 3) develop appropriate policies for using EFSS services, including remedial action for violating the policies. If staff are using consumer services to share business content it’s a pretty safe bet something is wrong with the corporately provided tools
Once our focus only becomes on protecting records and information, but not making it accessible then our staff will see taking information to the cloud and mobile as a forbidden fruit that they cannot resist
Regardless of the governance model your organization uses for IT project planning, when you’re evaluating whether or not to move forward with an initiative, resources like the following charts provided by Ramsey County, MN —which conducted 500 employee interviews as part of its upfront needs analysis for its enterprise content management rollout—can help you pinpoint the staff members needed and time commitments required to successfully execute the project: How Ramsey County Defines a Basic ECM Project How Ramsey County Defines Complex ECM Projects MaineGeneral Health’s strategic approach to technology planning is a great reminder that when you do the upfront analysis to ensure that the foundation upon which you’re building is solid, you are much more likely to successfully realize your goals
Next week, I’ll walk through this example of “IT staffing/vendor management requests” in more detail
“The quality of our staff has increased since we began employing telecommuters,” Anderson explained
A CIP will not replace IT staff, but when discussions on technical architecture and security take place business can have a voice that brings up compliance implications without blindly going with what IT says
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What about the staffing allocations of those photogenic foot soldiers?
For all you non-developers out there, would you like your IT staff to be more visible?
Although frameworks and guidance like CobiT®, ITIL, ValIT®, and ISO 38500 have been widely adopted, there is no absolute standard IT governance framework; the combination that works best for an organization depends on business factors, corporate culture, IT maturity, and staffing capability