The Real Cost of Lead Generation

Lead generation has long been touted as a quick way to gain new business. The cost vs. yield curve for lead generation services proves that they are both expensive and ineffective. We have taken a look at the real costs involved as well as the pitfalls. This podcast is designed to provide an analytical case to help you better understand these offerings.

For more information see Pay-IT-Forward for IT Suppliers.

The Millennium Alliance and The Advisory Council International team up to offer unique new service to the IT community

New York, December 15, 2015 — The Millennium Alliance (TMA) and The Advisory Council International (TACI) are teaming up to help bridge the gap between C-level IT buyers and IT sellers, and donate the profits to charity.

TACI’s new “Pay-IT-Forward” model is the first of its kind for the IT industry. Senior IT executives and their teams are challenged with keeping up to date with the accelerated pace of new emerging technologies. Emerging vendors are equally challenged with communicating their message to the IT marketplace.

To solve this dilemma, TACI has created a new model that connects the two sides. This service is free of charge to IT organizations, while 100% of the net proceeds from providers are donated to charity. Here’s how it works:

A win for TMA members: TACI’s team of former CIOs and industry experts continue to stay up to date on cool technology solutions, mostly through their extensive work with venture-capital and private-equity companies. They will work with each member to identify their specific needs, and then arrange a 1-1 briefing session about once a month to discuss a new product or service that meets said needs.

A win for emerging technology companies, who get access to senior buy-side executives with pre-qualified needs.

A win for charities: 100% of the net sponsorship proceeds from the sell-side will go to deserving technology charities such as Year-Up, the Society for Information Management, and Women In Technology International.

“This partnership provides a double benefit. It allows us to extend our network and, more importantly, it increases our ability to donate to worthy IT-related charities,” says Al Guibord, TACI Co-Founder and President.

“In order to develop and grow as a leader, collaboration and commitment to purpose must be constant, which is why we have teamed up with The Advisory Council International, a group of former global Fortune 100 CIOs, to provide our members with a ‘win/win/win’,” says Alex Sobol, TMA Co-Founder and Managing Partner.

The Millennium Alliance provides a framework, consisting of Assemblies, Need Analysis and Executive Education, for its member communities made up of Fortune 500 CIOs, CTOs, CISOs and CMOs across a variety of industries. www.mill-all.com

The Advisory Council International was created by a group of former CIOs to provide leadership coaching and mentoring, strategic guidance, and technology vision to IT organizations. www.tac-int.com

For more information about Pay-IT-Forward please visit: http://www.tac-int.com/payitforward.asp

TAC International Co-Founders to Keynote Global Sourcing & Cloud Summit

Kicking off the eighth annual Global Sourcing & Cloud Summit, June 16–17, 2015 in New York City, will be TAC International co-founder & CEO, and World BPO/ITO Forum chairman, Jim Noble. You may know him as the former CIO of giants GM, AOL Time Warner, Merrill Lynch, BP, and Philip Morris. Together with his colleague Alan Guibord, TAC International co-founder & president, they will set the stage with “The Technology Climate — Clouds & Shadows.”

About the Global Sourcing & Cloud Summit

This exclusive executive summit is the premier gathering of C-suite and sourcing executives to meet and discuss the current and future state of sourcing IT and business processes, share valuable lessons learned, and exchange insights regarding trends in cloud services, shared services, business agility, cyber security, data sovereignty and vendor management.

Jim Noble, TAC International Co-Founder and CEO, to Speak at Seattle Technology Leadership Summit

Jim Noble, TAC International co-founder and CEO, will be a keynote speaker at the Seattle Technology Leadership Summit, May 20, hosted by the Seattle Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM). He will speak about “What Your Bosses Think about IT, and Why You Should Care.”

Attendees will find the Seattle Technology Leadership Summit to be beneficial through the information received, relationships generated, and exciting keynote line-up. The Technology Leadership Summit will enable attendees to connect with fellow executives and learn from industry leading professionals on how to drive their business, featuring:

  • Keynote speakers on leadership and cutting edge IT topics
  • Interactive breakout sessions with national and local experts
  • Ample networking opportunities with their peers from throughout the region

Participation in this annual event expected to top over 200 executives again this year.

Jim is widely recognized as one of the world’s thought leaders in achieving worthwhile business results from investments in IT. Jim is the only person to have been voted “CIO of the Year” in both Europe and North America. In 2012 Jim won CIO Magazine’s award for the innovative use of technology. Jim has advised governments and heads of state on technology strategy, and helps teach the next generation of IT leaders at Columbia University (New York) and the University of Calgary (Haskayne Business School). Jim was also Dean of the IT Academy at General Motors and BP. His book The CIO’s Secret Playbook is scheduled for publication in 2015.

Alan Guibord, TAC International Co-Founder and President, to Speak at Cyber Security Summit

Alan Guibord, TAC International co-founder and president, will be the featured speaker at Black Diamond Networks’ 2015 Cyber Security Summit, May 20, Columbus, Ohio. His session will focus on corporate “Duty of Care,” and how CIOs and CISOs could be held personally accountable for security breaches.

In this interactive session, Alan will discuss topics such as:

  • How do you ensure adequate protection against risk?
  • What should be included in a cyber-security reaction plan?
  • What guidelines should you follow for securing your company?
  • What is the next frontier in cyber security?

Alan has been working in the cyber-security area at several roles, consulting to some of the world’s largest companies. He is an expert advisor to NYSE member firms, the Financial Times of London, and the New York Institute of Finance.

For more information about this complimentary event, contact us, or e-mail Dave Nixon, dnixon@blackdiamondnet.com.

PRESS RELEASE: The Society for Information Management (SIM) and The Advisory Council International (TACI) announce an alliance

For Immediate Release
Contacts:
Catherine Ramsden
The Advisory Council International
Phone: +1 203 663 3888 x711
cramsden@TAC-int.com

Veronica Sullivan
Society for Information Management
Phone: +1 856 380 6859
vsullivan@simnet.org

Mount Laurel, NJ, March 17, 2015 — SIM and TACI have created a unique alliance whereby TACI will provide its products and services to SIM members. Profits generated from the alliance will be returned to SIM chapters to assist in expanding that organization’s outreach to IT practitioners, as well as to increase SIM membership through TACI’s network of CIOs.

“We are all about SIM Chapters and how we can help Chapters develop,” says Steve Hufford, SIM CEO. “This is a great opportunity for Chapters to get access to top-notch leaders as well as engage some excellent speakers for Chapter meetings.”

“TAC International was created as a not-for-profit with the goal of advancing the IT profession. This alliance provides us with the opportunity to give back to our profession in a constructive way,” says Jim Noble, TACI CEO and former SIM President.

About the Society for Information Management

SIM is an association of senior IT executives, prominent academicians, selected consultants, and other IT thought leaders built on the foundation of local chapters, who come together to share and enhance their rich intellectual capital for the benefit of its members and their organizations. Since 1969, SIM has inspired the minds of the most prestigious IT leaders in the industry. Highly regarded as the premier network for IT leadership, SIM is a community of thought leaders who share experiences and rich intellectual capital, and who explore future IT direction.

About The Advisory Council International

The Advisory Council International aspires to be the trusted business strategy and career advisor to senior IT executives and boards of directors worldwide in helping them succeed in their chosen business. The TAC International Executive Advisory Team consists of world-class practitioner coaches (or recently retired practitioners) who themselves have been global CIOs of Fortune 200 companies. These elite coaches provide insights and wisdom that can only come from a lifetime of work at the business end of the IT profession (i.e., not as consultants or analysts). The coaches have priority call on TAC’s hundreds of IT experts, and can help engage them to address technical issues on their client’s behalf.

For additional information, contact:
Catherine Ramsden
The Advisory Council International
Phone: +1 203 663 3888 x711
cramsden@TAC-int.com

Veronica Sullivan
Society for Information Management
Phone: +1 856 380 6859
vsullivan@simnet.org

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PRESS RELEASE: TAC Announces TACwizard™

Contact:
Michael Greene
TAC
Phone: +1 781 791 9582 x709
Fax: +1 781 998 3095
mgreene@TACadvisory.com
http://www.TACadvisory.com/

TAC Announces TACwizard™, a Unique Advisory Service which Answers Your Questions with TAC’s Expert Practitioners On-Demand

Salem, New Hampshire — TAC is pleased to announce the upcoming release of TACwizard on March 10, 2015 at 8:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time. This one-of-a-kind advisory service is designed to bring Expertise-as-a-Service® (EaaS™) and TAC’s private network of expert practitioners to the public, with no risk and exceptional value.

“Never has an on-demand service like this been offered to the public. With TACwizard, we’ve opened up our private network of vetted expert practitioners to literally anyone with a question about any aspect of strategic, tactical, operational or functional IT. Simply asking your question at our new portal, www.TACwizard.com, will bring you the full force and power of our expert network with a custom-written answer in roughly three days. With aggressive, introductory pricing under $300, TACwizard is the lowest cost, highest value advisory service ever,” said TAC Vice President Michael Greene.

About TAC

Founded in 2002, TAC (The Advisory Council) brings its unique Expertise-as-a-Service, the next logical step in the XaaS revolution, to the enterprise. The EaaS solution-delivery model gives clients access to TAC’s wide array of services, tools and workshops designed to help CIOs and IT managers reduce costs, improve productivity, and increase the status of IT in the boardroom. The EaaS mission is to provide first-hand, actionable information, advice, and expertise in the context of clients’ specific IT organizations. The TAC Expert Network provides clients on-demand access to one of the world’s largest vetted networks of practicing IT experts. With hundreds of CIOs, authors, patent holders, thought leaders, and independent consultants, TAC delivers the right answer to clients’ questions in the right context, “right now.”

For additional information, contact:
Michael Greene
TAC
Phone: +1 781 791 9582 x709
Fax: +1 781 998 3095
mgreene@TACadvisory.com
http://www.TACadvisory.com/
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