Author - Eric Dirst

Eric Dirst is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for DeVry Inc. DeVry Inc. is a publicly-held, global provider of educational services and is the parent organization of Advanced Academics, Apollo College, Becker Professional Review, Chamberlain College of Nursing, DeVry University, Fanor, Ross University, and Western Career College. DeVry's institutions offer degree and non-degree programs in business, healthcare and technology.

Dirst, who joined DeVry in 2008 as Vice President and CIO, brings 23 years of experience within the information technology field. Eric joined DeVry from SIRVA Inc., a global provider of relocation and moving services for consumers, corporations and governments. SIRVA's brands include Allied International, Allied Van Lines, North American Van Lines, and SIRVA Relocation. While at SIRVA, Eric served most recently as Vice President and Chief Information Officer where he was responsible for streamlining business processes, consolidating operations and maximizing ROI.

Under Eric's leadership, SIRVA was named to CIO Magazine's Top 100 Innovative Organizations in 2006 for its effective use of IT to create business value. Prior to SIRVA, Eric held senior positions with firms including IQ4hire Inc., KPMG Peat Marwick, and Covansys, a NASDAQ company which was acquired by Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) in 2007. Eric is a member of the CIO Leadership Network and the Midwest Technology Executives Club.


Organizational Agility

In my last blog, I wrote about IT agility. I wrote about three items that, if embraced, can enable IT agility: agile software development; strategic leveraging...


TCO of Cloud Computing

One of the most difficult items to forecast for new IT investment is the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) model. Calculating TCO was never easy for purchased on...


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