Lessons In How To Career Pivot: From Private To Public Sector IT Leader

Ellen Christy’s LinkedIn tagline says everything you need to know about her IT philosophy. Below her name, it states she is a senior technology executive, helping companies translate their business goals into reality.

Ten Wishes For Every Midmarket IT Leader

On behalf of the entire Midsize Enterprise Summit team, we would like to wish all our readers a peaceful and joyful holiday season and a happy New Year. Our midmarket web site and newsletter reach today’s IT leaders from midsize enterprises along with IT suppliers and vendors across the high-tech spectrum. You have all been loyal readers supplying perspectives and input on how to make the midmarket a better place to work and to serve as the voice of this sector. Thank you all. We put together 10 wishes or resolutions for the coming year.

A Midmarket Thanksgiving Wish For Our MES Attendees, Sponsors

On behalf of the Midsize Enterprise Summit team we would like to wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. We would like to share a few things we are thankful for as this week’s newsletter is arriving on the eve of one of the nation’s most enduring holidays.

Expert: Demise Of Midmarket CIO Greatly Exaggerated

Brian Watson is a veteran IT industry observer and expert who has contributed to the Midsized Enterprise Summit events in recent years. Currently, he is Co-Head of CIO Networks at Metis Strategy, a Washington, DC-based management consulting firm that provides strategic advisory services to CIOs and other functional leaders.  As a consultant, author and reporter, he has conducted interviews with many enterprise-level CIOs and midmarket IT leaders. In an email interview, he generously shared some relevant stories and insights, to help midmarket CIOs.

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.

5 Ways to Drive Disruption At Any Company

If your company is relying on "tried and true" solutions to deliver satisfaction to your customers, you may be stunting future growth. In fact, that's almost certainly likely, according to tech entrepreneur Josh Linkner. Linkner delivered the opening keynote at the Midsize Enterprise Summit in Indianapolis featuring his take on the MES East theme of the "The Big Shift." Many midsize businesses are facing a turning point, in terms of how they will appropriate their IT budget dollars.

IT Spending Flowing Away From Traditional IT Infrastructure Toward Hyper-convergence

At an MES East 2016 keynote session earlier this week in Indianapolis, Katie Curtin-Mestre, vice president of product and content marketing, discussed the surge in hyper-convergence. The market is growing rapidly, said Curtin-Mestre who cited data from market research firm IDC which shows hyper-convergence up 116 percent.  Curtin-Mestre defined hyper-converged infrastructure as: "A solution that natively collapse core storage, compute and storage networking function into a single software solution or appliance."