What The CIO Really Thinks Of Today's Finance Leaders

he following blog was recently posted by SAP’s Thack Brown on the Huffington Post web site and contains an interesting dialogue between a finance leader and his company’s CIO. Since many midmarket IT leaders report to or work closely with their CFOs this blog will be of interest to the greater MES audience. Brown, the GM, Global Head of Line of Business Finance at SAP, sat down with SAP CIO Americas, Michael Golz, to hear Golz’s perspective on the evolving role of the CFO and the relationship between finance and technology leaders.

AlienVault CEO Says IT Leaders Must Go On The Offensive To Fight Cyberattacks

In the wake of numerous high-profile cybersecurity attacks against big business and government entities, AlienVault President and CEO Barmak Meftah told hundreds of CIO and IT leaders at the recent Midsize Enterprise Summit Fall conference that a good security defense also needs a good offense.

While the majority of IT leaders spend most of their security budget and staff attention on prevention measures, the reality is that hackers can usually find a way in if they are persistent.

CIO Panel: Lessons Learned From IT Leaders Seeking a Hybrid Solution

At the recent Midsize Enterprise Summit, a panel of leading midmarket CIOs discussed lessons learned from the nexus of business and technology and how they are pivoting to become chief innovation officers.

The panel was moderated by HP Enterprise’s Domingo Cortes, who oversees sales for the west region and was sponsored by HPE and Intel, longtime supporters of MES. HPE and Intel selected customers of theirs who are transforming their roles along with the companies’ IT strategies.

Set Your IT Staff Free: Outsource Help-Desk Tasks

Midmarket enterprises have limited money, time, and personnel to expend just putting out the daily IT fires and maintaining basic service level agreements. Fixing broken apps and systems is expensive and eats up time and energy — and these are better spent in value-added tasks.

SAS: Leverage Innovative Analytics Technology To Achieve More Business Success

When addressing the changing role of the CIO and the midmarket, Keith Collins, executive vice president and chief information officer for SAS, talks about the major impact that big data and disruptive technologies are having today and will continue to have going forward.

The Industry's Most Influential Midmarket Executives

Each year the Midsize Enterprise Summit team, in conjunction with our advisory board and numerous industry analysts and experts, compiles a list of the most influential executives in the midmarket. This is a list of individuals who work for technology suppliers including vendors, solution providers, software developers and others who sell to midmarket customers. This year’s list was the largest yet representing 76 companies and their midmarket leaders. Many of the executives on this list attended the Midsize Enterprise Summit Fall Conference where they were honored during an on-stage appearance at the MES XCellence Awards. CRN, an industry-leading online and print publication, posted the list on its web site.

Midsize Enterprise Summit Announces XCellence Award Winners: Scale Computing, Sophos Take Best Of Show

AUSTIN, September 20, 2016 -- As the Midsize Enterprise Summit Fall conference wrapped up the event in Austin, hundreds of IT leaders and CIOs cast their ballots to nominate the top-performing technology suppliers and solution providers.

Fortinet: Today’s Borderless IT Environment Requires New Cybersecurity Measures

In speaking at the Midwest Enterprise Summit Fall Conference about the state of the IT security industry, Joe Sykora, Vice President of Americas Channels & Enhanced Technologies for cybersecurity security vendor Fortinet, described it as “a new world, with new rules and no compromises.”

During his keynote address on Monday, Sykora talked about the rise in cybersecurity crimes in recent years that have been making news headlines around the world.

Scale Computing, Information Builders Partner on New BI, Analytics Appliance

Scale Computing and Information Builders announced a partnership to bring an analytics appliance to market specifically tailored to the  midmarket. The announcement was made at the Midsize Enterprise Summit held in Austin, Texas, where both companies were in attendance. CRN, a leading IT industry web site and publication, broke the news online. Below is the press release with details of the announcement along with a link to CRN story.

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.