Category: IT Leadership

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Industry Spotlight:
Wade Barnes
Financial Services Industry Lead

Wade Barnes is Hartman’s Financial Services Industry Lead. Starting his career as a bank teller, Wade advanced through the ranks to the C-suite. At Hartman, his background makes him an indispensable resource to clients in banking and financial services, who benefit from his extensive knowledge of regulations and trends. We sat down with Wade to

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Is Your CIO Seat Empty?

Decisions to make when you need a CIO but don’t want to rush the hiring process In a time when business is more reliant on technology than ever before, a chief information officer (CIO) who can strategically lead an IT department and align technology with overall business goals is an invaluable asset to an organization.

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Five Benefits Of Hiring An Outsourced CIO

The chief information officer (CIO) role has evolved dramatically since its emergence as a C-suite position in the mid-1980s. Early on, information technology (IT) leaders were primarily focused on network administration and “keeping the lights on” activities. Now, CIOs are required to combine strategic thinking, experience, and a strong business sense with the technical know-how

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The 5 Traits of Highly Effective Outsourced CIOs

When an organization decides to outsource its Chief Information Officer (CIO), it’s important to select someone who will become a true partner, focused on achieving business goals that strengthen the organization as a whole. Bringing in an outsourced CIO is very different than working with an outsourced vendor like a managed service provider (MSP) for

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10 Reasons Why Businesses Are Outsourcing Their CIOs

When companies grow, they often find their information technology needs expand, too. The cost of hiring IT employees to support this increased demand can be daunting, so some companies turn to outsourcing to meet this need. But when mid-sized organizations grow large enough to need C-level technology leadership, many find they can benefit greatly from

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Client Spotlight: Q&A with Bezawit Sumner, Director of Security and Compliance at CRISP

To round out National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we interviewed our client, Bezawit Sumner, Director of Security and Compliance at CRISP, Maryland’s formally designated healthcare information exchange. Due to increased pressure from regulators requiring healthcare organizations to maintain stronger data controls, CRISP and Hartman worked together to look for a more systematic method for maintaining the

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3 Ways New CEOs Can Take A Role In IT

Joining an organization as a new executive is an exciting opportunity to better understand the current state of the business, identify the opportunities, risks and gaps facing the organization, and begin to plan for the future. During the first 90 days, that learning is most often done through meeting with staff, board members and customers.

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What Is Process Engineering?

To remain relevant in today’s competitive marketplace, companies must continually evaluate and update their business operations and processes to meet customer expectations. Even as companies grow, new technologies and business models enter the market all the time, disrupting traditional models and causing existing systems to become outdated. To make core business processes more effective and

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Benefits of CIO Consulting Services

Resources are often limited at small and mid-sized businesses, and an in-house Chief Information Officer (CIO) is not always in the budget. However, IT leadership is an essential component for any business. If an organization cannot afford a full-time CIO, there are other options that allow businesses to get the services they need to reach

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