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Technology Capacity Consulting

Our technology capacity practice supports the growth, stability, and optimization of technology investments, adoption, and access at minority service institutions. We work with technology, academic, and other administrative leaders on campus to determine the appropriate strategies to implement technology in support of the institutional mission and objectives.

Our practice mission is to maximize campus technology capabilities in order to increase access to educational programs and institutional services by communities that are unserved or underserved within the higher education arena.

Solution Delivery

Cloud CIO provides certified project management professionals (PMP) to facilitate the successful implementation of large-scale, strategic programs or projects. We strive to provide a standardized project methodology for each project we lead but also account for the special requirements and people associated with your project.

Virtual Chief Information Officer

The Virtual Chief Information Officer provides additional technology management and leadership for organizations which may be under-staffed or those that just need another set of eyes, ears, or hands in support of their information technology organization.

We strive to provide exceptional services which allow our clients to focus on other priorities.

The Virtual Chief Information Officer can also serve as an advisor, mentor, or coach.


Jerri Bland, Ed.D.

Managing Director/Consultant

Jerri is managing director and virtual CIO for Cloud CIO, LLC. Jerri previously served as the Deputy Chief Information Officer for Columbia University and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enterprise Applications for The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After 20 years implementing enterprise level application and business process technology for government agencies and higher education institutions, Jerri refocused her talents to supporting the growth of technology capacity at minority-serving institutions. Jerri believes that a positive connection between people, processes, and technology is a pivotal component of success for any business. Jerri is a project management professional (PMP) and a Six Sigma Green Belt.

Jerri has a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Orleans, a master of public administration from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a doctorate in higher education administration from The George Washington University. Jerri enjoys ringing handbells in her free time and serves as a board member for Carolina Performing Arts.


We are located in Durham, North Carolina, but available for engagements worldwide.

(919) 576-4011

Mail Address
3520 Kangaroo Dr.
Unit 61374
Durham, NC 27705