Midsize Enterprise Strategies
Leadership, Strategies & Tech for Midmarket CIOs





Women Technology Leaders: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance IT Director Says ‘Women Bring A Special Perspective To The Business Place’

In conjunction with our Women Technology Leaders initiative, we are speaking with leading women in IT to share insight on the importance of mentorship and peer-interaction among women in technology today. In this interview with Michelle Hall, IT director of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, a midsized healthcare provider organization, she shares reasons why young women should pursue a career in IT and why it is so crucial for women to have a mentor to share experiences with.

Women Technology Leaders: Accent Care IT Director Says ‘Stay On Your Toes’

 The Women Technology Leaders initiative was recently launched with the goal of illuminating the challenges and opportunities facing women looking to succeed in IT. In this edition of Healthcare IT Strategies, we caught up with Colleen Schromen, director of IT for AccentCare. She shares her experience as a woman in healthcare IT today, why she loves her job and the unique factor women bring to the IT table. She also talks about her biggest challenge as a woman in IT and how she has overcome challenges by being aware, alert and staying on her toes.

Condusiv Takes Aim At CIOs’ Biggest Challenges

Condusiv Technologies, a developer of high-performance software, is focusing its attention on the healthcare market to help CIOs more efficiently access patient data and improve patient care. To learn more about the company's efforts to help IT leaders in healthcare we caught up with Robert Woolery, Condusiv's senior vice president of product management and marketing, who discussed the company's V-locity technology solution and other key initiatives.

Cisco Research Says BYOD In The Midmarket Is Here To Stay

Cisco's Collaboration Technology Group recently conducted a study of IT departments of all sizes, including the midmarket, in an effort to find and analyze those pushing the envelope in terms of how organizations work with remote colleagues and mobility.

A Holistic And Cost-Effective BI Solution Can Change A Midmarket Company

According to our recent Midsize Enterprise Summit post-event survey results, business intelligence (BI) was rated the No. 1 technology that the several hundred midmarket IT executives plan to purchase over the next 12 to 18 months. In this interview with Halo BI's CEO Ray Major, he shares the unique and cost-effective solution that Halo BI offers.

MES: How does Halo BI's solutions cater specifically to the needs of the midmarket?

CIOs Weigh In On Vendors Who Understand Midmarket

If you really want to stir things up among IT vendors who sell to midmarket companies, just ask them which one is the CIO's favorite. Each vendor will state their company excels in this space and produce a long list of reasons why their organizations are best at servicing and supplying tech solutions to those IT leaders.

Sangfor Talks WAN Optimization and Internet Access Management

Sangfor Technologies, a worldwide manufacturer of high-performance network equipment including WAN optimization (WANO) and Internet Access Management (IAM), is serving midmarket customers with a range of network equipment that is affordable and tailored to fit their needs. In this interview with Cynthia Liu, managing director, she discusses top midmarket trends, how Sangfor differentiates itself from its competitors and what it is offering midmarket IT executives today.

Q&A with Fortinet’s Director of Healthcare, Mark Hanson

Healthcare IT executives often turn to vendor partners to overcome daily challenges, such as securing sensitive information sent via email, meeting HIPAA-compliance needs or protecting electronic health records. Fortinet, a provider of network security appliances, has focused on those solutions, among others. Mark Hanson, the company's healthcare director, shares his insight on how the company is working with healthcare CIOs and expanding its technology portfolio.

8 Mega-Trends Driving Connected Healthcare

Many healthcare organizations are adopting connected healthcare methods today because of several megatrends that are compelling the movement. CIOs are looking to new and innovative technologies to resolve certain challenges that they are facing, and are looking to increase patient engagement, awareness and empowerment.

HIMSS Says Meaningful Use Stage 2 Should Start On Time, But With Extended Attestation Period

Despite industry pressure to delay Stage 2 of Meaningful Use, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) board said it supports an on-time launch while suggesting that year one of the attestation window be extended.

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