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Smart-Sourcing: The Next Iteration of Outsourcing?

Smart cloud-sourcing combines the sourcing mindset with cloud technology frameworks. Find out why it’s the next step in the evolution of outsourcing.

The latest market research shows there are three strategies that work when it comes to asset optimization: strategic sourcing, offshoring and operating a real-time infrastructure.

Don't Let Cyberinsecurity Cripple Your Bottom Line

Even though most midmarket IT leaders know that cyber attacks will devastate their bottom line, they only devote a minuscule amount of their IT budgets to combating those attacks.

If you’re like most midmarket IT leaders, your company’s infrastructure is your central nervous system. It goes without saying, perhaps, that an attack on that infrastructure would be devastating.

Scale, HPE, Mimecast, ShoreTel Big Winners At MES Spring Conference

More than 600 senior IT leaders and technology suppliers gathered in Nashville, Tenn., at the Midsize Enterprise Summit Spring conference for a week of networking, keynotes and closed-door boardroom sessions. The event was capped off with a gala awards ceremony where the event’s best-performing IT vendors and tech suppliers were recognized.

To Change Culture, Don’t Make A Project Out Of It

We were working with the leadership team of a company a while back to help them gain company-wide performance improvement by strategically boosting their workplace culture. During the day we spent with them, they became very excited about our unwritten ground rules or UGRs concept as a vehicle to help people understand and improve their culture.

Midmarket CIOs Need To Master Big Data

We are flooded with an almost infinite number of data streams these days. From traditional sources such as registration and consumer purchasing platforms to social media feeds, tweets and Instagram updates, the amount of new data being created and disseminated is almost endless.

How Midmarket Companies Can Go From Ordinary To Extraordinary

Is your midmarket company doing amazing things or is there something holding it back from being extraordinary? If IT leaders want to be viewed as more than just techies they need to help their organizations do ordinary things in extraordinary ways. That is the takeaway from “Simply Brilliant,” a book recently published by William Taylor. Chuck Leddy, a blogger for the National Center for the Middle Market posted a great interview with Taylor which you can read below.

How To Choose The Right Managed Service Provider

Midmarket CIOs are reliant on outside partners to satisfy the IT demands of their organization. Most midsize companies lack the internal resources to deliver a wide range of services such as desktop support, application development and management, IT security solutions or cloud services. As a result, IT leaders need to carefully select partners who can deliver a wide range of IT services. But where to start? Well, CRN recently compiled a list of the nation’s top managed services providers which is a useful tool for today’s IT leaders.

Leading IT Vendors Make Key Investments In MES, Midmarket

The Midsize Enterprise Summit Spring, which takes place April 30-May 2 in Nashville may be three months away, but we are seeing a tremendous early response from the vendor community to support the conference.

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.

MES CIOs: Peer Networking, Access To Strategic Tech Make Event Worthwhile

Editor’s Note: If you don’t mind, a little boasting, the Midsize Enterprise Summit would like to share some of the feedback we received from the MES Fall conference. The comments below were submitted by fellow IT leaders who provided these responses via our Survey Monkey post-event survey along with emails we received from attendees.