IT Leader Tackles Cloud, M&A Integration And Managing Expectations

mary wyderski,professional servive industriesIT leader Mary Wyderski of Professional Services Industries Inc. recently connected with Midsize Enterprise Strategies to discuss her views on the industry and challenges facing today's IT leaders.

Five Trends Driving Change In The Midmarket

The biggest trends in midmarket IT are captured at each Midsize Enterprise Summit through an extensive CIO survey. Attendees at MES Spring and Fall answer a comprehensive survey about their challenges and organizational opportunities when it comes to tech and the CIO’s role.

During a recent briefing with IT vendors and MES Board members, Gartner analyst Mike Cisek shed some light on the five trends reshaping the midmarket and the change in buying behaviors among IT leaders at midmarket companies.

IT Leaders Must Focus On The Race To Keep Pace

CIO, Tammy Barr leads the IT strategy for Continental Mills, a privately held food manufacturer in the Seattle area which produces several well-known products including Krusteaz Baking mixes, Ghirardelli Brownies, Wild Roots Trail mix, Alpine Cider and Kretschmer Wheat germ.  During the 22 years Barr has been with Continental Mills, she has been responsible for the successful implementation of many major systems, including the company’s first ERP application and several large scale manufacturing automation systems.  She has also participated in growing the company from a regional manufacturer servicing the Pacific Northwest to a national company with an international presence and multiple manufacturing sites across the U.S. We caught up with Barr, a member of the Midsize Enterprise Strategies Advisory Board, to discuss the changing role of the CIO and some of the most pressing issues she is facing in her role as CIO.

The CIO As Storyteller: Why Communication Is The Essential Skill

The Midsize Enterprise Summit has announced that acclaimed storyteller and new age media executive Jason Allen Ashlock will deliver the opening keynote at this fall’s Midsize Enterprise Summit. Ashlock’s keynote scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 18, will help CIOs become more effective communicators at this critical industry juncture.

The Biggest Midmarket IT Trends From MES

The dust has settled on the Midsize Enterprise Summit in Indianapolis, where several hundred CIOs and senior IT leaders gathered to discuss their biggest challenges and the opportunities ahead. For those with midmarket blood coursing through their veins, several themes emerged from the event that will be critical to their future success.

Five Ways Every IT Leader Can Be More Innovative

As Jim Noble, co-founder and CEO of The Advisory Council, told the crowd of CIOs gathered at the recent Midsize Enterprise Summit East, there is a saying among golfers: Better a lucky golfer than a good one. And in golf as well as in IT, you want to make your own luck.

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