talking recognition technology – CIO to CIO

By niel nickolaisen

Implementing any sort of new technology solution is risky. You want to work with a vendor who is experienced, secure, and won’t create a technological mess for your organization. Recognition technology is no different, and comes with its own set of nuances. Niel Nickolaisen, CIO of O.C. Tanner and one of the Computerworld Premier 100 CIO’s, shares 6 things CIO’s should ask before implementing a recognition program:

  1. Is it a proven vendor? Do they have experience running recognition programs smoothly and trouble-free with organizations like yours, in a variety of complex environments?
  2. Will it require a lot of my resources? Will the solution help your organization by making recognition processes easier and more integrated, or will it provide more of a burden on your team and resources to support and troubleshoot?
  3. How secure is it? No recognition program is worth the risk of a data breach. The solution should meet the necessary information security standards (SOC2 or ISO270 certified and meet SSAE16 standards) and provide adequate access controls and vulnerability testing.

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By niel nickolaisen

As O.C. Tanner's Chief Technology Officer, Niel Nickolaisen has a passion for the development and delivery of innovative technology, providing exceptional customer service, and building great teams. He loves nothing better than seeing his IT teams grow and succeed. At O.C. Tanner, he leads teams focused on developing market-leading products, supporting our global customers, and inventing tools that help our clients gain insight into engaging their employees. He holds a masters degree in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. and bachelors degree in physics from Utah State University. A frequent contributor to SearchCIO, he enjoys playing basketball, running the trails, and spoiling his grandchildren.