Things I Never Thought I Would Hear a CIO Say

Top of Mind Podcast: Things I Never Thought I Would Hear a CIO Say

In conversation with Top of Mind host Katelyn Ilkani, Marilyn Smith, former CIO at George Mason University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, reflects on the changes she has witnessed over her career. Advisor to GMU’s new CIO, Smith shares her advice to listeners who may aspire to lead a higher education IT department. This […]

Consortium Model for Security with Fred Damiano

As part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2018, Tambellini’s Katelyn Ilkani talks with Fred Damiano, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and CIO of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, about a consortium model for cybersecurity. Damiano discusses how Hobart and William Smith, along with five other institutions, made the strategic decision to jointly work on cybersecurity […]

Moving Finance and HR to Oracle Cloud with Sharon Blanton

Sharon Blanton, Vice President and Chief Information Officer of The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) and 2018 Tambellini CIO Award Winner, talks with The Tambellini Group’s Katelyn Ilkani about migrating to Oracle Cloud for finance and HCM. Describing this project as a business transformation and technology modernization initiative, Blanton explains TCNJ’s selection process, including the […]

Cloudy Judgement

I’ll admit it: my judgement is cloudy. And while it is getting a little cloudier every day, I can clearly remember when that wasn’t the case. I’ve been in higher education IT long enough to recall a time when technology procurement decisions, be it for software or hardware, were made by talking to the relatively […]

Integrations—For CIOs, CFOs, and other CxOs

Integration—such a techy topic! Is it as simple as “those systems should talk to each other”? Of course not—but the ideas behind it are not as mystifying as they might seem. The concept and operations are as critical to your business as the complexities of internet marketing and social media. As enterprise-class systems move to […]