When you’re a leader, you rely on your team members to tell you the truth, So that you can make thoughtful decisions and feel confident that you know what’s happening. Most repay your trust with truthfulness. But sometimes, you’re faced with an employee who bends the truth too far or lies to you outright. When this happens, it is one of the most challenging managerial situations to meet because it’s hard to be sure what’s happening or tell yourself that you must be mistaken.
One of the oldest professions globally is construction, but technology and the industry continue to mature. Designing, planning, and building procedures have changed to satisfy modern and technological requirements. Technology has been used more often in construction to increase efficiency, quality, and safety. Artificial intelligence (AI) is the new digital transformation that has made its mark in recent years. Construction professionals have found value in AI to help manage manual labor and crucial assignments.
The Elevation of the Fractional CIO
We deliver fractional CIO and interim CIO engagements at JAYCO CIO Services. Over the past few years, we’ve seen increased demand for fractional CIOs. Especially in the mid-market range, companies over $250 Million increase by around 60%. The need for interim CIOs has grown steadily year after year since 2016.
Last week, Xfinity had an outage that virtually covered the entire state of Florida. Immediately the conspiracies started flying. Maybe it was Russia or China, or maybe 100 other reasons. The reality is that a cut fiber optic cable disrupted 72% of landline and internet customers, while 26% had a total blackout.
I wonder if you happened to catch the 60 Minutes interview on Easter Sunday called Shields Up or the interview last night with the FBI director, Christopher Wray? Both were great interviews and highlighted the importance of Cybersecurity and the possibility of Russian and China-based Cyberattacks.
Your business is an Orchestra for which you are the conductor. You can’t possibly do everything by yourself in your business, so you hire professionals to be your orchestra members. Every member plays their instruments gleefully, culminating in one beautiful symphony.
I have been reading a lot about passwords vs. passphrases vs. multi-factor authentication vs. adaptive multi-factor authentication vs. biometrics and how to overcome the never-ending need to keep them secure. I know what best practices will tell me, and the truth is that a different password for every website is not practical, but neither is the same password for all websites.
In the event you don’t have a senior manager or CIO overseeing your plan or working on a security plan with your team. Contact us we can help you. In the meantime, we are offering you these tips.
Since June of 2021, the fear of cyberattacks has grown significantly, primarily due to several high-profile incidents such as the Colonial Pipeline and Kaseya ransomware attacks or the ParkMobile data breach that left enterprises struggling to deal with the fallout and the widespread fear for the next cyberattack.
Many organizations, reliance on IT means that they cannot operate if their system goes down. In today’s world, every company is part of the IT industry and needs to prepare for disasters. If this sounds like your company, and it should, you must have either a disaster recovery plan or a business continuity plan, or both in place, so when the worst happens, you get back online as swiftly as possible.
Budgeting that awful “B” word that no one enjoys. Large enterprise companies have the time and resources to put together very detailed budgets for their organization. Smaller and medium-sized companies have more significant resource challenges.