A CIO’s Perspective on IT Strategy & Spend During the Pandemic

In this edition of the CIO newsletter, Mark Settle (7X CIO and author) had a virtual sit down with Trish Bousfield (CIO of Syneos Health) to chat about how the pandemic has impacted IT programs and department-wide spending. 

Key Takeaways: 

  • Monitoring increased capacity around your VPN and network is more important than ever—as it will help you handle any increase in capacity as employees go on mobile and external networks.  
  • With your organization going virtual, end-point security should be prioritized. 
  • BYOD (bring your own device) can help mitigate logistical challenges during this work-from-home period.  
  • The impact on IT spend during the pandemic really depends on your organization.

“In the long run, we’re not expecting to see a decline in IT spend. If anything, I would expect us to increase technology spend as we move more towards more virtual trial technology.”

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