CIO Insight: Back to IT`s Future

and show the business they can cut costs while moving the business forward.

It was like I woke up and found myself back in 2009.

When I took over as editor in chief of CIO Insight in December 2008, I looked at the year ahead as an amazing opportunity—a challenge, and a time of certain crisis, but still, an opportunity.

More importantly. I saw the same thing for IT leaders. Sure, an unprecedented recession would lead to tightened IT budgets, increased pressures and an inevitable decline in morale. But it also presented the perfect opportunity for CIOs to flex their business muscle—and finally prove to their C-level colleagues that they run more than just a cost center.

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Alex Carroll

Alex Carroll

Managing Member at Lifeline Data Centers
Alex, co-owner, is responsible for all real estate, construction and mission critical facilities: hardened buildings, power systems, cooling systems, fire suppression, and environmentals. Alex also manages relationships with the telecommunications providers and has an extensive background in IT infrastructure support, database administration and software design and development. Alex architected Lifeline’s proprietary GRCA system and is hands-on every day in the data center.