CIO

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: |

Reality Check – What’s Up with WhatsApp?

In a MIDMRKT Suite Survey of 212 IT executives in the midmarket, 76% of organizations allow for individually liable devices. In fact, of those 162 organizations, there are nearly 90,000 devices being used by employees for personal AND business use. How many of those devices have the “WhatsApp” downloaded today? Read Article Let’s review [...]

2019-11-20T12:19:15-05:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Security|Tags: , , |

MIDMRKT Partner Spotlight | Soaring Eagle

A common challenge among sponsors of any event is closing deals. At the MIDMRKT CIO Forum, building lasting relationships and securing a solid pipeline are guaranteed, if a vendor is focused, confident and engaging. Soaring Eagle is one of the CIO Forum’s most successful sponsors, so I sat down with Sales Executive, Devon Garbus to learn [...]

2019-10-17T17:24:28-04:00October 17th, 2019|Categories: MIDMRKT Forum|Tags: , |

Three Ways To Set The Right Pace For Organizational Transformation

Provided By: NeuEon - Originally Published by Forbes Technology Council Connect with peers on this topic and others at the MIDMRKT CIO Forum. On April 16, 2018, Desiree “Desi” Linden became the first U.S. woman to win the Boston Marathon in 33 years. Marathons are obviously hard, but this was one for the books, with a [...]

2019-10-02T20:11:01-04:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Best Practices, Expert Partner Content, Leadership|Tags: , |

Three Paths to Enhanced Value Creation

Provided By: NeuEon Connect with peers on this topic and others at the MIDMRKT CIO Forum. As leaders steer their companies to succeed in the face of an uncertain economy, disruptive competition, and changing customer preferences, they must be laser-focused on creating value. And as we all know, “value” in this context is [...]

2019-10-02T21:15:15-04:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Best Practices, Expert Partner Content, Leadership, Strategy|Tags: , , |

MIDMRKT CIO Forum | Day Two Recap

Day Two at the MIDMRKT CIO Forum started with a series of boardroom discussions, held by several solution providers. In these intimate sessions, executives had the opportunity to sit with peers and potential solution providers to discuss new products and services. Boardroom discussions were held throughout the day, complemented by a lunch keynote presentation, [...]

2019-10-01T17:20:40-04:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: MIDMRKT Forum, News|Tags: , , |

MIDMRKT CIO Forum | Day One Recap

Yesterday marked MIDMRKT Suite’s 10 year anniversary, and we celebrated by welcoming 120 IT executives and 54 solution providers to the 2019 Spring CIO Forum. As attendees were checking in, I spoke with RC Woodson, VP, IT at Doyon Limited, who explained why he attends the MIDMRKT CIO Forum. “I come to this event [...]

2019-10-01T17:15:45-04:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: MIDMRKT Forum, News|Tags: , |

Office 365 vs. Google Apps: Satisfying User Needs

During a Sunday afternoon roundtable discussion focused on Leading Innovation as a CIO, one executive leader at the Spring 2017 Midmarket CIO Forum reclaimed that buzzword tossed about by today’s technology writers in a simple reminder. “Innovation is change,” said Vicki Harper of Acument Global. “You can’t keep doing the same thing you’ve always done.” [...]

2017-04-26T20:29:24-04:00April 26th, 2017|Categories: Vendor Management|Tags: , , , , |