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Rapidly Develop an IT Strategy

All too often, an overburdened IT organization creates a laundry list of IT to-do projects and calls it an IT strategy. Sometimes they are requests from the business; other times they are projects that simply need to get done. Download the Executive Brief Challenge:  IT strategies are often nonexistent or [...]

2020-06-26T13:02:03-04:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: Info-Tech Research, Leadership, Strategy|

MIDMRKT Welcomes New Advisory Board Members

MARATHON, FL--MIDMRKT Suite announces its selection of new Advisory Board Members, including Lew Pollock, Vice President - Technology at Horizon Beverage, Tony Moore, CIO at Prairie View A&M University, Jim Habeeb, Senior Director IT at MathWorks, and Andrea Markstrom, CIO for Taft, Stettinius, & Hollister LLP. Lew Pollock, Vice President - Technology at [...]

2020-06-08T23:47:08-04:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: Leadership, News|Tags: |

MIDMRKT CIO Forum and COVID-19 – FAQ

FAQ What if I don’t feel well when I get to the event? McCormick Ranch has dedicated special services staff who will be able to address any concern and direct to additional medical attention if needed. How often are the facilities cleaned?  The McCormick Ranch has increased the frequency of all public spaces (restrooms, [...]

2020-03-10T13:44:43-04:00March 10th, 2020|Categories: Best Practices, Corporate Citizenship, Event, MIDMRKT Forum, News|Tags: , |

CIO Decisions | Cyber Insurance

As a CIO, I always struggled with the value of cyber insurance. The question of cost versus value kept me at a stalemate. On one hand, I was told that having this insurance was a must in case of a data breach, but on the other hand, it would be nearly impossible to prove [...]

2019-12-07T13:47:11-05:00December 7th, 2019|Categories: Leadership, Security|Tags: , , |

Cloud vs. On-Premise Computing

‘Caveat emptor’ (Latin translation: “Let the buyer beware”) is good advice for every CIO. The CIO is a steward of company funds and is expected to make decisions in the best interests (see profitability) of their company. Sales representatives from cloud providers are trying to gain sales, as their primary loyalty is the profitability [...]

2019-12-07T13:14:50-05:00December 7th, 2019|Categories: MIDMRKT Forum|Tags: , , |

7 Ways to Ensure a Relevant and Actionable IT Strategy

A word of advice – stop creating IT strategies, just to have an IT strategy. Over the years, I’ve talked with many CIOs about their pursuit to write a best in class IT strategy. A strategic CIO might say, “I created my IT strategy in conjunction with the business strategy,” forgetting the fact that [...]

2019-12-07T12:46:25-05:00December 7th, 2019|Categories: Leadership, Strategy|Tags: |

How To Build A Bridge Across Your Transformation Chasm

Provided By: NeuEon - Originally Published by Forbes Technology Council Connect with peers on this topic and others at the MIDMRKT CIO Forum. Today, companies are buzzing with talk of transformation. Transformation is pervasive -- some even say “operational.” KPMG’s 2017 Global CEO Outlook says that today, “Rather than seeing transformation as a discrete program, with [...]

2019-10-02T19:44:55-04:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Expert Partner Content, Leadership, Strategy|Tags: , |

MIDMRKT Impact Partner: human-I-T

Shrinking the digital divide, one piece of technology at a time. The MIDMRKT CIO Forum is thrilled to announce a new Impact Partner for the event on October 27th – 29th! This partnership will provide the opportunity for our midmarket CIO community to build a lasting relationship with a truly amazing non-profit organization. [...]

2019-09-25T11:16:27-04:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Corporate Citizenship, Impact Partners|

Risks of storing electronic health records

Properly securing data is a challenge faced by all modern businesses but is a particular concern for medical information. One of the biggest targets of data security breaches is not financial data or consumer retail information but electronic health records. One out of three health records was estimated to be compromised in 2016, and this [...]

2018-05-16T14:14:26-04:00May 16th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Run, Go, Transform: Designing the Future Digital State

It takes a very strong and courageous IT leader to admit you need help, and while consultants abound, finding the right person to help formulate a realistically executable plan can be a game changer for midmarket companies. Dave Widener, Dir. of IT at Dead River Company in Portland, Maine, first met Peter Moore of [...]

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