Steve Gruetter

Director of Marketing Strategy

Lessons Learned from Central Ohio IT Leaders.org - The Importance of Community Involvement

Lessons Learned from Central Ohio IT Leaders.org - The Importance of Community Involvement

Steve Gruetter
Read Time 4 min.

The Importance of Community Involvement With a great deal of help, I put together an IT leadership development program – Central Ohio IT Leaders.org – in 2017 for aspiring CIOs in Central Ohio.  The following message is my effort to share what I’ve learned from the tremendous CIO guest speakers that have presented as part of the program. Central Ohio...

Lessons Learned from Central Ohio IT Leaders.org - Three Pillars to Communicate Your Vision

Lessons Learned from Central Ohio IT Leaders.org - Three Pillars to Communicate Your Vision

Steve Gruetter
Read Time 4 min.

Three Pillars to Communication Your Vision With a great deal of help, I put together an IT leadership development program – Central Ohio IT Leaders.org – in 2017 for aspiring CIOs in Central Ohio.  The following message is my effort to share what I’ve learned from the tremendous CIO guest speakers that have presented as part of the program. Central...

Key Leadership Attributes, Part 2 - Lessons Learned from Central Ohio IT Leaders.org

Key Leadership Attributes, Part 2 - Lessons Learned from Central Ohio IT Leaders.org

Steve Gruetter
Read Time 12 min.

What Are Key Leadership Attributes? With a great deal of help, I put together an IT leadership development program – Central Ohio IT Leaders.org – in 2017 for aspiring CIOs in Central Ohio. The following message is my effort to share what I’ve learned from the tremendous CIO guest speakers that have presented as part of the program....

Key Leadership Attributes, Part 1 - Lessons Learned from Central Ohio IT Leaders.org

Key Leadership Attributes, Part 1 - Lessons Learned from Central Ohio IT Leaders.org

Steve Gruetter
Read Time 6 min.

What Are Key Leadership Attributes? With a great deal of help, I put together an IT leadership development program – Central Ohio IT Leaders.org – in 2017 for aspiring CIOs in Central Ohio.  The following message is my effort to share what I’ve learned from the tremendous CIO guest speakers that have presented as part of the program. Central Ohio...

Hard Truths about Change - Lessons Learned from Central Ohio IT Leaders.org

Hard Truths about Change - Lessons Learned from Central Ohio IT Leaders.org

Steve Gruetter
Read Time 5 min.

With a great deal of help, I put together an IT leadership development program – Central Ohio IT Leaders.org – in 2017 for aspiring CIOs in Central Ohio.  The following message is my effort to share what I’ve learned from the tremendous CIO guest speakers that have presented as part of the program. Central Ohio IT Leaders.org is a peer group that...

Three Keys for Career Growth - Lessons Learned at Central Ohio IT Leaders.org

Three Keys for Career Growth - Lessons Learned at Central Ohio IT Leaders.org

Steve Gruetter
Read Time 5 min.

With a great deal of help, I put together an IT leadership development program – Central Ohio IT Leaders.org – in 2017 for aspiring CIOs in Central Ohio.  The following message is my effort to share what I’ve learned from the tremendous CIO guest speakers that have presented as part of the program. Central Ohio IT Leaders.org is a peer group that...

Key Attributes of a CIO Part 6 - Lessons Learned at Central Ohio IT Leaders.org

Key Attributes of a CIO Part 6 - Lessons Learned at Central Ohio IT Leaders.org

Steve Gruetter
Read Time 3 min.

With a great deal of help, I put together an IT leadership development program - Central Ohio IT Leaders.org - in 2017 for aspiring CIOs in Central Ohio.  The following message is my effort to share what I have learned from the tremendous CIO guest speakers that have presented as part of the program. Central Ohio IT Leaders.org is...

Key Attributes of a CIO Part 5 - Lessons Learned at Central Ohio IT Leaders.org

Key Attributes of a CIO Part 5 - Lessons Learned at Central Ohio IT Leaders.org

Steve Gruetter
Read Time 5 min.

With a great deal of help, I put together an IT leadership development program - Central Ohio IT Leaders.org - in 2017 for aspiring CIOs in Central Ohio.  The following message is my effort to share what I have learned from the tremendous CIO guest speakers that have presented as part of the program. Central Ohio IT Leaders.org is...

Key Attributes of a CIO Part 4 - Lessons Learned from Central IT Leaders.org

Key Attributes of a CIO Part 4 - Lessons Learned from Central IT Leaders.org

Steve Gruetter
Read Time 3 min.

With a great deal of help, I put together an IT leadership development program - Central Ohio IT Leaders.org - in 2017 for aspiring CIOs in Central Ohio.  The following message is my effort to share what I have learned from the tremendous CIO guest speakers that have presented as part of the program. Central Ohio IT Leaders.org is...

Key Attributes of a CIO Part 3 - Lessons Learned from Central IT Leaders.org

Key Attributes of a CIO Part 3 - Lessons Learned from Central IT Leaders.org

Steve Gruetter
Read Time 5 min.

Launched in 2017, Central Ohio IT Leaders.org is a peer group that meets monthly to network, discuss ideas, learn from experienced speakers, and establish collaborative relationships with the goal of nurturing the next generation of Columbus IT leadership. Several times throughout the year, the peer group will host CIO guest speakers to discuss various aspects of IT leadership. The...

Key Attributes of a CIO Part 2 - Lessons Learned from Central Ohio IT Leaders.org

Key Attributes of a CIO Part 2 - Lessons Learned from Central Ohio IT Leaders.org

Steve Gruetter
Read Time 3 min.

Launched in 2017, Central Ohio IT Leaders.org is a peer group that meets monthly to network, discuss ideas, learn from experienced speakers, and establish collaborative relationships with the goal of nurturing the next generation of Columbus IT leadership. Several times throughout the year, the peer group will host CIO guest speakers to discuss various aspects of IT leadership. The...

Key Attributes of a CIO - Lessons Learned from Central Ohio IT Leaders.org

Key Attributes of a CIO - Lessons Learned from Central Ohio IT Leaders.org

Steve Gruetter
Read Time 3 min.

Launched in 2017, Central Ohio IT Leaders.org is a peer group that meets monthly to network, discuss ideas, learn from experienced speakers, and establish collaborative relationships with the goal of nurturing the next generation of Columbus IT leadership. Several times throughout the year, the peer group will host CIO guest speakers to discuss various aspects of IT leadership. The...

Bimodal IT: Is it the Right or Wrong Approach?

Bimodal IT: Is it the Right or Wrong Approach?

Steve Gruetter
Read Time 3 min.

Bimodal IT is a relatively new buzzword/term that was coined by Gartner, the technology research advisory company. But what does it actually mean and is it the correct approach to tackling your organization’s internal information technology needs. According to Gartner, “bimodal IT is the practice of managing two separate, coherent modes of IT delivery, one focuses on stability...

4 Ways to Ensure your Business is Always On

4 Ways to Ensure your Business is Always On

Steve Gruetter
Read Time 2 min.

Is Your Business “Always On”? Is your business “always on”? Does it require 100% availability and persistent access to data? These requirements have become a standard expectation as users demand 24x7x365 access to their IT environment and applications. Businesses in the era of always on cannot afford to slow down or stop applications for backup, maintenance or the restore...

Combat the Slow ROI of Green Data Centers

Combat the Slow ROI of Green Data Centers

Steve Gruetter
Read Time 3 min.

The Green Data Center According to a recent TechTarget whitepaper, “Color Me Green: Money and Power in the Data Center,” it can take at least three years for a midsize or larger green data center to realize a return on its efficiency investment. Despite this lengthy time frame, a data center can make small, yet technologically innovative changes to...

Cloud Adoption’s Top Concern: Business Continuity

Cloud Adoption’s Top Concern: Business Continuity

Steve Gruetter
Read Time 3 min.

Cloud Adoption’s Top Concern: Business Continuity Organizations are increasingly citing business continuity as a primary driver for cloud adoption. With the growing use of commercial SaaS apps taking place at these companies, homegrown cloud-based solutions and mixed/hybrid cloud IT infrastructures as well as cloud-based solutions have become an effective way for IT departments to deliver scalable, highly available services...

How SaaS Cloud Computing Is Driving Data Center Evolution

How SaaS Cloud Computing Is Driving Data Center Evolution

Steve Gruetter
Read Time 3 min.

SaaS Cloud Computing With more and more companies transitioning more and more data and mission-critical applications to the cloud, the adoption of software as a service is becoming a dominant force in the future of data centers. According to a 2014 survey by North Bridge Venture Partners, in conjunction with Gigaom Research, the adoption of SaaS among its respondents...

The Benefits of Managed Systems

The Benefits of Managed Systems

Steve Gruetter
Read Time 2 min.

Many businesses colocating or using cloud storage still depend on their internal staff to manage their own systems. IT infrastructure must be managed, but at what cost to your business? Imagine the list of projects your staff could complete if it weren’t for the day-to-day, mundane requirements of internal systems management. In the midst of focusing on running your business,...

Data Availability: Tips from the Data Center

Data Availability: Tips from the Data Center

Steve Gruetter
Read Time 3 min.

Tips from the Data Center: Ensuring the Availability of Your Data Here is an unfortunate bit of reality: Customer loyalty is fleeting—even the most trusted and valued customers will leave you if they suspect the IT infrastructure housing their private information and supporting your company is not secure. This is why any...

Data Center Colocation: The Advantages

Data Center Colocation: The Advantages

Steve Gruetter
Read Time 2 min.

Exploring the Advantages of Colocation Solutions You may have heard that colocation solutions are an ideal way to accommodate your company’s ever-changing IT needs. You may also be skeptical, realizing that colocation is an investment, and uncertain as to whether the investment is worth the risk. Is colocation right for your business? To answer whether...