Business Lessons From Barry

Thinking like battle-tested CIOs Technology management for non-tech leaders and executives The following blog comes from our very own veteran CIO leader, Ed Escobedo. A decade ago, I spent a few years out of technology and worked within the business.  It was a very interesting chapter in my career, and I learned a lot.  I […]

Luxury brand leader, Lisa Baldwin, joins TAG CXO

Retail tech veteran brings world-class skills and experience as fractional CIO PHOENIX, Ariz., Feb. 2, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lisa Baldwin, an industry veteran with a track record of reatil tech successes with paramount brands like Tiffany and Co., Coach and Macy’s, is bringing her earned expertise to TAG CXO as a fractional CIO. “We […]

The T’s in IT

Thinking like battle-tested CIOsTechnology management for non-tech executives The following blog is from TAG CXO friend and veteran CIO Paul Cottey. You are a new CEO. Congratulations! You have a thousand things on your plate and most of them seem to have some technology component to them. You don’t want to micromanage your CIO, and […]

Seasoned Digital Leader Steve Phillips joins TAG CXO

Fortune 100 Tech executive brings skills and experience as fractional CIO PHOENIX, Ariz., Nov. 16, 2021  — Steve Phillips, a change-oriented global technology executive, has joined TAG CXO to offer interim and fractional executive CIO services available for on-demand engagement to mid-market operators. Phillips has built a reputation as a people-first leader, building sustainable teams […]

Top Technology and Risk Management executive Ed Escobedo joins TAG CXO

Seasoned CIO brings skills and experience to drive growth PHOENIX, Ariz., Nov. 2, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ed Escobedo has watched technology evolve and grow over the past 40 years. He has now joined TAG CXO as a seasoned executive who brings skills and experience as fractional CIO. He’s seen the growth of processing power, once stored […]

IT Black Hole or IT Investment Portfolio

Thinking like battle-tested CIOs – Technology management for non-tech executives Technology programs can be managed in two ways – Active asset management, or A black hole where IT projects are lost and forgotten. Active Asset Management Ideally, an organization should manage its IT program like a financial investment portfolio. Each system or project is an […]

Design your IT Operations around your Business Value Proposition

Thinking like battle-tested CIOs – Technology management for non-tech executives Are you the McDonald’s, the Burger King or the Wendy’s of your industry? These three fast-food giants have dominated the hamburger market by each focusing on one of the three basic business value propositions, and those propositions apply to any organization, in every industry. McDonald’s […]

Back to Basics – Focus on Fundamentals

Thinking like battle-tested CIOs – Technology management for non-tech executives We can all be captivated by fancy new tools and tricks but often getting back to the basics is the reminder we need to refocus on our core values and principles. A back-to-basics approach means returning to an organization’s mission, its fundamental principles. Like the […]

The Psychology of IT Decision-Making at the Executive Level

Thinking Like Battle-tested CIOs – Technology Management for non-tech Executives Often when making decisions, we go with our gut, especially when we don’t have all the information. That’s not always the right choice. Executives are responsible for making a variety of decisions every day. When it comes to IT operations, the right choice requires careful […]

Decision Culture and the Pyramid of Chaos

Thinking Like Battle-tested CIOs – Technology Management for non-tech Executives Thoughtful decision-making and successful outcomes are vital in the business workplace. An organization’s culture can steer the decision-making process, towards productive or chaotic. “An organization’s decision culture is defined as…people cooperating with one another for desired outcomes,” says Paul Theisen, principal and founder of TAG […]