Anthony Maiello

Anthony Maiello

Regional President, Southwest (USA)

Phone: 817-779-4393
Email: anthony@tier4advisors.com

President of Southwest region at Tier4 Advisors delivering leadership, profits, and technical expertise in multiple industries including Energy, Background Screening, News Information, Financial Services, Physical and cyber Security, Defense, and Travel.

Meet the Team

Scott Snow joined the Dallas team in March of this year.

Regional Events

May 9th – CIO Luncheon Keynote – Dallas
Tier4 hosts C-level Executives for an elegant lunch in a C-Level venue. A great opportunity to gather with like-minded professionals enjoying great food, deepening friendships, and engaging in commercially-focused and valued conversations! Attendees will get to hear a wide range of success stories from Jim Sundberg, former professional baseball catcher known for being one of the best defensive catchers of his era in a fireside chat style with Tier4’s Southwest Regional President, Anthony Maiello.

November – Beaumont Ranch Adventure – Dallas
Let’s leave the rush of the city life behind and enjoy 800 acres in the beautiful rolling hills of the Lone Star state plus conversations on the innovative, technical challenges you’re currently facing. More details to come.

Regional President Location

Tier4 continues to grow with newly appointed Regional President in Tampa, FL.

Jonathan Cox brings 20 years of IT Infrastructure Leadership, Project Management, and Operational Excellence to the Tier4 family. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Atlanta, GA (Oct 18, 2018) – Tier4 Advisors announced today the addition of Jonathan Cox as Regional President in...
cloud, scalability, storage, VMWare vRA

Rightsizing the Cloud

by Chris Arrigali, CTO at Tier4 Advisors So in my previous blogs, we discussed how companies are adopting and embracing the cloud for technology solutions from UCaaS to Office 365 at high rates. Where speed to market is faster than ever, scalability...

Public Cloud Storage Demystified

by Eric McVey, CIO at Tier4 Advisors I read a vendor whitepaper recently that detailed and demystified somewhat, the many options in public cloud storage for production workloads and archiving. I’ve had many conversations regarding soaring costs of...

Delivering Great Software Systems

by Anthony Maiello, President Southwest Region (USA) -Tier4 Advisors Looking back in my early experience of writing business and gaming software for fun on my TRS-80 and Commodore 64, I’ve observed through my career methods of software testing I used in...

Dodging Dire Consequences in the Age of DDoS Attacks

Partner content by Flexential It is critical nowadays that every business has an online presence. At any time, an attack could take these networks down in an instant.  Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are a growing concern in our digital...

Background Screening Vendors … Adjust and Win

by Anthony Maiello, President Southwest Region (USA) -Tier4 Advisors I spent a few years as CIO at Sterling Talent Solutions and then later consulting in the background screening industry … I must say - I continue to find background screening industry and...

GDPR Your 100k ft Overview

GDPR is a sweeping and far-reaching update to the European Directive on Data Privacy from 1995. It harmonizes data protection requirements across all 28 Member States, introduces new rights for data subjects, and applies extra-territorially to any...

Alpharetta has a thriving tech community

Alpharetta has a thriving tech community by Karen Cashion, CEO of Tech Alpharetta (Guest Blog Contributor) The City of Alpharetta now has more than 640 tech companies within its 22-square mile radius. The city’s predominant industry is technology, and to...
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Technology Transformation What to Know

by Anthony Maiello, President Southwest Region (USA) - Tier4 Advisors About a year ago, I made a presentation at a CIO conference in Dallas, Texas to a group of technology and business executives on technology or “digital” transformation. The group was...
Office 365 Widespread Adoption

Office 365 Widespread Adoption

Office 365 Widespread Adoption by Chris Arrigali, CTO at Tier4 Advisors The race to the cloud continues... Office 365 has now become a household name in the technology industry. Companies have already adopted the cloud-based Microsoft suite at such a rapid rate, that...
CTO Tier4 Client

The Why Behind Tier4: Servant Leadership

The Why Behind Tier4: Servant Leadership As we approach Tier4’s 5th Anniversary on March 1st, we thought a blog post by our founder and chairman would be fitting. Here’s a story behind, Why Jake Sherrill founded Tier4 Advisors. by Jake Sherrill, Founder and Chairmen -...
artificial intelligence, AI, strategy

Do You Have An AI Strategy?

Do You Have An AI Strategy? by Eric McVey, CIO - Tier4 Advisors A recent Gartner whitepaper I read written by Whit Andrews entitled “Craft an Artificial Intelligence Strategy” made me ask myself the question. Do I have an AI Strategy? Do I need one? The article...
IT Savings, Third Party Maintenance, cellular spend

IT Savings Opportunities often Overlooked

IT Savings Opportunities often Overlooked by Kelly Higgins, VP Solutions Architecture - Tier4 Advisors IT departments are always under pressure to reduce expenses, cut budgets, and improve operational efficiency. Two areas of expense that usually fall into the IT...
website, security tips

5 Website Security Tips

5 Website Security Tips Keep Software Up to Date Passwords File Uploads HTTPS Website Security Tools Typically, Small Business owners and start-up companies on the rise don’t have a dedicated web developer or designer to maintain their website. If you’ve been in...

IoT and What Data Centers Need to Know

by Anthony Maiello, President Southwest Region (USA) - Tier4 Advisors I was just spending a couple of minutes reflecting on how technology has evolved over my 30+ year career. All the innovative systems I worked on in so many different and fantastic industries came to...

Storage Spend Out of Control?

Create and Implement an Effective Electronic Data Storage Retention Policy! Blog contributor, Eric McVey, CIO Tier4 Advisors Almost daily we hear clients tell us their storage costs are annually going through the roof. The business keeps asking why and what IT can do...

IT Procurement Expertise: Insights from QTS and Tier4 Advisors

Darryl Cox, QTS Strategic Cloud Advisor and Jake Sherrill, Tier4 Founder January 17, 2018 Today’s IT leaders are making decisions about strategy and operations at a breakneck pace. This pace, which often feels more like a blitz, is driven by two core goals. First,...

Businesses Will Pay for Good Managed Cloud, But Most Vendors Can’t Offer One

Companies are embracing the cloud. And we don’t mean that they are taking the technology seriously or getting going on adoption. PricewaterhouseCoopers found that today’s businesses are using the cloud to drive agility and digital transformation. Very simply,...
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Cloud, IoT, IIoT…Real Time Solutions?

by Anthony Maiello, President Southwest Region (USA) - Tier4 Advisors Ok, I’m guilty … I agree … I am passionate about the “Smart Grid” and Energy; let's face it, I spent a good part of my career trying to figure all that out. But I believe the passion comes from...
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Death of the PBX

by Chris Arrigali, Chief Technology Officer at Tier4 Advisors The race to the cloud is on!  In more ways than one. As cloud technologies continue to reach maturation, and widespread adoption, the question for CIO’s and CTO’s changes from “If we are going to move to...

Tier4 VIP Events Recap

Tomorrow night, Tier4 is holding their last event for 2017. This year has been an exciting year for our Tier4 VIP Events. In 2017 we introduced new events including an Escape Room Challenge, Braves VIP Suite experience, Suite experience at the brand new Benz Stadium...

The Ever-Evolving Role of Today’s CIO

Blog contributor, Eric McVey, CIO Tier4 Advisors I read a recent article by Samuel Greengard in CIO-Insight entitled “The CIO Is No Longer the Top Technology Geek”. In the article, the author points out how CIO’s in today’s world wear many hats and are not just the...

3 BENEFITS OF HYBRID IT MANAGEMENT

3 BENEFITS OF HYBRID IT MANAGEMENT A mixture of cloud and on-premise technology will shape the future of business. Here’s how to begin optimizing for success: We’ve all seen that moment in a movie or TV show where a high-stakes gambler goes “all in” — shoving stacks...

Got RFP? Value of the Request for Proposal

Co-authored by Sam Galbraith and Tino Mantella Will RFP eventually go the direction of ancient documents like the Dead Sea Scrolls? Questions to consider: Is the RFP process overshadowing desired outcomes? Is a static RFP right for today’s dynamic environment moving...

5 Criteria for Evaluating Managed SD-WAN Solutions

SD-WAN has made networking sexy again. There are lots of choices that can help meet your business needs and enhance your company's network. The key drivers behind SD-WAN adoption are cloud computing, bandwidth requirements, branch office connectivity and cost savings....

280 words about 280 characters

by Reina Lingle, CMO at Tier4 Advisors Today Twitter doubled the number of characters in your tweet. Twitter users thrive on the challenge of creating a short and concise message that drives engagement. Now the message can include twice the content. Here are some of...

Souvenir Sourcing

by Jake Sherrill, Founder and Chairman - Tier4 Advisors A global CIO told me this about 5yrs ago, "Buying cloud is like being on vacation in another country and knowing you want a souvenir. So you go to the local market to walk around and shop and every single booth...

Top 10 IT Market Predictions for 2018 from Gartner

by Eric McVey, CIO - Tier4 Advisors I recently attended a Gartner Webinar on their IT Spending Forecast for 2018. It was mind boggling to me to learn that the total Global spend for IT for 2017 is projected to top $3.5 Trillion, between Data Center Systems, Software,...
IT Procurement Redefined

IT Procurement Redefined

by Tino Mantella, President and CEO Tier4 Advisors How would CIOs and their counterparts feel if they could find at least ten extra hours a week for leisurely pleasures and/or high-end work? The fact is that many technology leaders go to battle each day to address...
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SD-WAN Comes in Many Flavors

by Kelly Higgins, VP Solutions Architecture - Tier4 Advisors By many measures, Software Defined Networking (SDN) and the more commonly used terminology, SD-WAN, is still in its infancy from a market penetration and customer deployment perspective. An IDC report...
UCaaS

UCaaS for a Productive Team

by Reina Lingle, CMO Tier4 Advisors Bringing my knowledge and skills as a digital marketer has permitted me the privilege to aid in evaluation and selection of SaaS solutions implemented here at Tier4 Advisors. One I haven’t been a part of in the decision process but...
Improving your application performance and delivery with a Hybrid Cloud IT Model

How A Hybrid Cloud IT Model Can Improve Application Performance and Delivery

Eric McVey shares statistics from a white paper published by The Aberdeen Group, “The Best of Both Worlds: Using A Hybrid Approach to Boost IT Agility.” Written by Jim Rapoza, Senior Research Analyst & Editorial Director, Information Technology at Aberdeen Group.

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5 Memorable Quotes from #IoTGA

by Sam Galbraith, Vice President Client Engagement - Tier4 Advisors This year’s "TAG IoT Symposium - The Time Is Now!" had four keynote speakers; the CIO of Atlanta, Samir Saini, Tom Raftery Global VP & Internet of Things Evangelists with SAP, Stephen Gold, VP...
Turning OpEx into revenue

Is it possible to turn OpEx Costs into Revenue? YES!

by Eric McVey, CIO - Tier4 Advisors Tier4 Clients are continuously being asked to do more with less, with respect to their IT budgets (CapEx and OpEx). Pressures are mounting for those given the responsibility to procure IT solutions in today’s constantly changing and...

News on Atlanta Data Centers

Recent articles have been filtering across the digital news feeds announcing significant players in the Atlanta data center market. Why Atlanta? According to an Atlanta Business Chronicle article, there are 13,000 technology companies in Atlanta. This positions...

Pitching Leadership

Next week, we are pulling together an illustrious collection of Atlanta's CIOs for one of Tier4's renowned special events.  I will have the privilege of conducting a Fireside Chat with Leo Mazzone.  I enjoy the Fireside format and have had the opportunity of...

How healthcare organizations can prepare for cloud service outages

How healthcare organizations can prepare for cloud service outages Healthcare organizations should have a DR and business continuity plan to retain access to patient charts and administrative services in case of a cloud service outage. In recent years, the shift to...

Three questions to ask before you migrate apps to public cloud

Three questions to ask before you migrate apps to public cloud Many firms assume public cloud is the best place to host all apps, but that's not always the case. Before you drink the cloud Kool-Aid, ensure it's a cost-effective move. The public cloud is an attractive...

Data Center

Data center leasing hot in metro Atlanta so far in 2017 Leasing of space inside data centers — the massive compounds of servers used to power the Internet and hold everything from your Instagram photos to corporate secrets — surged in metro Atlanta during the first...

Game Changing Solutions

Hybrid SD-WAN Enhances Healthcare Network Management HIT Infrastructure, July 25, 2017 July 25, 2017 - CenturyLink announced the release of its managed hybrid software-defined networking in the WAN (SD-WAN) solutions that will allow organizations to manage traffic...

Cloud

Hybrid Cloud Strategy Best Practices QTS Resources, June 30, 2017   Hybrid cloud utilization is not a matter of “if we should do this?” It has become a matter of “how,” with enterprises working with cloud service providers to create a mix of solutions that best meets...