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Three Steps to Prepare Your Midsize Enterprise for a Security Breach

Doug PontiousMES IT Security Board member Doug Pontious breaks down the steps midsize enterprises must take to protect themselves in an attack.

Security must be every employee’s concern. It can’t just be delegated to a single group of employees or a department.

A New Vision for Leading IT in a Midsize Enterprise

Every leader needs a vision for achieving success within the constraints of budget, time, staff and skills. Bob DeMarzo looks at what IT leaders must gather to ensure their vision is business-proof.

5 To Do’s When Saying, “I Do” to New Employees

Award-winning CIO bench coach gives top tips to identify, attract and retain high-performing midsize enterprise staff.

“Most employers and most leaders make the same mistake we make when we’re getting married,” quips Larry Bonfante.

Midmarket, Enterprises Forge Ahead With IoT Initiatives

451 Research's latest Voice of the Enterprise: Internet of Things (IoT) Organizational Dynamics survey of nearly 1,000 enterprise IT buyers worldwide reveals that 71 percent of enterprises are gathering data for IoT initiatives today. This is a three percentage point increase from the previous quarter's Voice of the Enterprise: IoT Workloads and Key Projects survey.

Identify, Nurture Future Managers: My Formula For Success

Over the past three decades, I have promoted scores of individuals into management positions--often with disappointing results in the early years, despite a seemingly rigorous selection process.

The Other 1 Percent: Midmarket Businesses A Powerful U.S. Economic Engine

Hear about the 1 percent lately? No, we’re not referring to the super-wealthy class of Wall Street financiers or investors. There is another 1 percent very active out there  a group that has a vast, important and healthy influence on our world.

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.

A CIO Reflection: Love What You Do And Your People Too

In July of this year, I will have worked for 45 years.  I’ve spent my entire working career focused on technology.  And how technology has changed -from batch processing of cards to real time systems to standalone PC’s to client server to e-commerce to today’s mobile, cloud, big data, and internet of things. 

In those 45 years, cars have changed, houses have changed and the food we eat has changed. Even the way we dress has changed--who wears a suit and tie to work every day like I did in the 70’s, 80’s and the 90’s. Anyone remember casual Friday? 

Disaster Recovery Strategies For Midmarket Companies

Disaster recovery is on many "to do" lists for midsize businesses, but due to lack of time, resources and money, the job either never seems to get done. Even worse, it can sometimes be done without the necessary attention to detail — and that ironically can scare businesses away from fixing problems and beefing up IT recovery efforts, said Mike Dupuy, product marketing at Axcient, a data recovery vendor.

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.