We recently sat down with Tommy Donnelly, BetterCloud’s new CIO, for an informal chat to get to know him better. Read on to learn more about his career, his leadership strategy, and his vision for BetterCloud over the coming years.
We’re excited to share that BetterCloud Founder and CEO David Politis was recently on The Official SaaStr Podcast with host Harry Stebbings. He talks about what radical transparency really means, leading indicators of scale, the speed of SaaS adoption, and more.
Choosing a new SaaS tool means combing through lists of dozens (dozens!) of similar apps, and it can be hard to tell which is the right one for the job. As an IT admin there’s a lot more to consider than just “Does this get the job done?” when evaluating a new or replacement SaaS tool. Today’s IT organizations have to deal with an incredible number of applications to administer and secure, on top of our more traditional tasks. And yet, IT admins are still very much needed to help evaluate SaaS applications before purchase. So how do we do this? And more importantly, how do we make this a sustainable, scalable process?
Our new Chief Revenue Officer Chris Jones aims to institute a “best is the standard” sales culture at BetterCloud. He’s excited about the market opportunity that BetterCloud has for the taking. “Do the right thing” is his North Star—so you can expect to see his decisions reflect this mantra.
Born and raised in Maryland, Jim Brennan has spent most of his life in Atlanta. His career path to this point has been non-linear, to say the least, and had you told him in college that he would one day be a chief product officer (CPO), he probably wouldn’t have believed you. However, Jim’s vast range of experiences in security, product management, and team building is what makes BetterCloud so excited to welcome him as our CPO.
Chris Borte, director of information technology at InsideTrack, made it a priority to develop an IT infrastructure that would be impervious to ransomware. The answer? Cloud native architecture. In this final installment of our blog series on the advantages of going cloud native, he offers guidance for organizations that are ready to modernize their IT system and go cloud native. Here are his essential tips on how to get started.
Yesterday we kicked off our 3-part blog series on cloud native architecture. We continue today with Part 2, which discusses additional advantages of going cloud native. This post dives into laptop management patterns, loose coupling, SSO as a default, self-service, and collaboration. Here’s what you need to know.
How do you develop an IT infrastructure that’s impervious to ransomware? As InsideTrack’s director of information technology, Chris Borte had a solution: move InsideTrack to a cloud native architecture that not only secures the network but also enhances flexibility and productivity. In this 3-part series, he discusses the advantages of going cloud native and offers tips for organizations that are ready to modernize their IT system. Part 1 explores the term “cloud native” and zero trust network architecture.
Using a variety of automation technologies, SaaS management and security platforms, and improved HR information systems, companies are working to predict, manage, and adapt to organizational change as technology changes and employees come and go. And while these products are now near-necessities, one key ingredient is still at the heart of the seamless (and successful) management and flow of people through an organization: communication.
The modern workforce is a chaotic combination of full- and part-time employees, consultants, contractors, freelancers, permalancers, and many other contributors. Today, HR and IT teams are expected to deliver a great experience and easy access to SaaS apps, regardless of whether workers are in-office, remote, hybrid, or mobile and field employees. These tactics will help them succeed.
As many people know, the relationship between IT and HR is often strained. There is often a fundamental disconnect between these two business units. Communication tends to be poor and processes are ad hoc instead of systematic. If you’re reading this and nodding your head in agreement, then it’s time for a change. It’s time leadership gives the problem the attention it deserves.
Transparency: Everyone wants it, but few companies actually do it right. From day one, our CEO David Politis set out to create radical transparency at BetterCloud. Now, five years later, he reflects on what he’s learned. Here’s what it takes to be truly radically transparent, along with the unexpected benefits and challenges that accompany it.
Adopting new technology is far from simple. But when done right, new technology can lead to productivity gains and a distinct competitive advantage. What do technology adoption experts do to ensure success?
“This file is locked for editing.” “Who just joined the call?” “Are we talking about v2Final.doc or v2FinalFINAL-1.doc?” If these phrases sound familiar in your workplace, this article is a must-read. There’s a much better way to work, and we need to stop passing the buck.
Data is said to be “the new oil.” IT’s challenge now is to increase their knowledge of, and integration with, their colleagues on the Data and Dev teams. And if ever there was a need for teams to work more harmoniously, Data and IT have to do so now.
Driving transformational change in an organization is never easy. Making change happen is one thing, but making it last is another. The stickiness of change hinges on two crucial factors.
HR and IT are partners in waiting, but they need a little marriage guidance. If there isn’t a close partnership, the potential costs can be perilous.
Thinking about putting on an internal hackathon? If not, you should be. BetterCloud CTO David Hardwick breaks down the benefits of our partner hackathons and provides tips for how you can pull together one of your own.
IT requires heavily specialized skills and knowledge, making IT project management feel like its own beast entirely. And because IT is the foundation of almost every organization, project management in the IT field can be exceptionally intimidating.
IT professionals can be strategic assets in the workplace. But more often than not, they’re perceived as cost centers and troubleshooting “Mr. Fix Its.” Learn some tips on how to shift that perception and gain more visibility, so that your colleagues recognize your strategic value and see you as enablers of change.
To be an effective communicator in IT, there are a few best practices you can follow. These recommendations will help IT information resonate more with your audience and help your team work better together in the long run.
How can IT professionals successfully convince C-level executives and senior leadership of the value of adopting and investing in a new idea? Learn what the most effective communication approaches are, so you can get the buy-in you need.
Relaying complex IT issues to people with different roles and personalities at your organization can create a number of unique challenges. Use these tips and strategies to make IT information more accessible and relatable, so that your message resonates with every tier of your organization.
It’s not every day that a company transforms its identity, but when it does, IT plays a central–and often overlooked–role. Find out how Upserve’s IT Operations Leader Adam Codega managed the brand evolution of this growing startup.
Is it IT’s responsibility to keep employees engaged? Ten years ago, the answer would have been no, but today, as organizations become more technologically dependent, IT is suddenly at the center of the engagement conversation.