I thought I was handling referrals well…

  I didn’t realize the opportunities I was missing when a referral partner passed me a lead and all I said was, “Thank you so much!” 🔥 I recently had the opportunity to begin working with Jeffrey Tockman, who founded “The Referral Navigator.” His structured approach to handling referrals has been an eye-opening experience for me. 😊…

What/Why Fractional?

  I greatly respect Dave Johnson and his firm, C Squared Solutions, which provides CEO, CFO, and COO fractional services. As a fractional chief information officer, I found his ability to summarize the benefits of engaging with a fractional resource poignant in this LinkedIn post.  

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…