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.

Future Peek: Geeks May Not Make The Best IT Leaders In The Future

As technology continues to become a utility that even young children understand, it’s my opinion that the CIO role no longer requires a hard-core technical background. I don’t see myself as an IT guy as much as I do a business technology person. Certainly, you have to have technology knowledge and a skill set, but so do most business executives in this day and age.

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.

Security Expert Marc Goodman On Why Everyone Is Vulnerable And What We Can Do About It

Marc Goodman is one of the nation’s leading experts on global security and author of a best-selling book. He is a keynote speaker for the upcoming NexGen Cloud Conference & Expo which, like the Midsize Enterprise Summit, is operated by The Channel Co. We asked Goodman if he would share some of his insights via excerpts from his Future Crimes which delves inside the digital underground and the battle for our connected world.

Below is an excerpt from Chapter One of Goodman’s book.

What’s Your Company’s ‘Big Idea’?

Todd Zenger’s new book, Beyond Competitive Advantage, isn’t just about identifying and leveraging a single competitive advantage, but explains how companies can create big ideas, long-term theories of value that sustain business growth and generate multiple competitive advantages over time.

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.