CMMC – Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Recommendations

PQA Certification and Allen CIO have put together the following recommendations relating to CMMC, the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification. Announced on June 13, 2019, The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification is the new approach by the Department of Defense (DoD) to create a unified cybersecurity standard and properly secure their supply chain and the Defense Industrial…

Manufacturing TCO

TCO is a technology acronym that stands for Total Cost of Ownership, which ideally should be low.  It is a very interesting phrase that is quite difficult to interpret.  This is because of how much goes into a TCO calculation.   So let’s say you are evaluating two different laptops: Laptop 1 Type:Lenovo ThinkPad T14…

TheManufacturingPivot.com

At Allen CIO our initial offering is to help manufacturing companies embrace a new technical philosophy we call “The Manufacturing Pivot.” This Pivot relates to the change that the front office needs to take in order to be competitive and lean on the technology side. Without it, manufacturers will struggle and stumble with adopting critical…

The Home of ManufacturingROI.com

When it comes to delivering Return on Investment for manufacturers here is our technique: We work with as many people in the company as possible to figure out the business challenges. Our favorite challenges are those that cost the least amount of money and provide the biggest benefit to the manufacturer. Many times manufacturers are…

Managing Remote Teams – Tips for Success and Traps to Avoid

Christina Haxton, founder and CEO of Center for Sustainable Strategies, dives into what her coaching business has observed since the front office manufacturing workforce has become mostly, or even completely, remote. She identifies the warning signs to watch out for and also find out what successful manufacturers are doing to drive success by properly enabling…