Archive for September, 2012

IT Executive Exchange meeting – September 14, 2012

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Topic: USING SOCIAL MEDIA

Do you have a social media strategy? As more and more employees are using public social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN, YouTube, and Pinterest both at home and a t work, companies are struggling to catch up. How does IT leverage these public platforms to drive corporate initiatives? How does IT safeguard the company from unwanted disclosure and access to confidential information when employees use social media, and what is its role in social media governance?

RSVP to Brittany Michael at brm14@zips.uakron.edu

Link: http://cite.uakron.edu/IT%20Executive%20Exchange.htm

Welcome new CITe Board Members

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

The CITe Board is excited to welcome the two newest members Fred Franks and Jim Anich

Fred Franks is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at FIT Technologies and has been part of the organization for six years.  Fred brings both strategic and tactical experience to the organization, and to the clients.  His primary focus is on business development and client solution design.

Fred was honored as a Crain’s “20 in their 20s” and upped his hipster status by being named on Inside Business’ “Powerful Techies” list a couple years ago.  This year, he was honoured as a NEOSA CIO of the Year.  Fred has also led FIT to earning Best IT Services Organization from NEOSA.  Fred loves working at FIT because of the culture that has been created here and the really talented, smart people that are part of the team.

Prior to joining FIT, Fred worked in IT at Sherwin Williams for 5-years. He has an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, and a BS in Management Information Systems(MIS) from College of Business Administration, The University of Akron.

Jim Anich Is currently the Data Center Manager at Allstate Insurance. He has a BSBA of Finance from the University of Akron and more than twenty years of experience leading line managers and technicians in multiple data centers. He works to lead operational organizations and align individual contribution with the businesses goals. He has worked in Datacenter construction and helped teach a senior level Large Systems Class at Kent State for three years.