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The Midmarket Year in Review

Robert DeMarzo looks back at the midmarket trends that shaped 2017 and will impact the midsize enterprise in the coming year.

The Sweet Life: How Hershey Developed IoT

Jose MorinigoEvery midmarket IT leader can learn from the lesson of how the renowned candy maker turned to IoT to solve a vexing manufacturing problem.

When you go to the convenience store and check out the candy counter, it’s hard to miss Twizzlers. Bagged in clear plastic wrappers, Twizzlers generally are available in red or black licorice options, though there are now many other fruit-tinged varieties as well.

How Recent Sexual Harassment Disclosures Are Impacting IT Managers

Robert DeMarzo looks at why you should closely consider issues of sexual harassment in the workplace in light of the recent sexual harassment allegations impacting the media and entertainment business.

Don't Be the Next Victim of Ransomware

Brendan Patterson of WatchGuard Technologies discusses how senior IT leaders can protect the organization from ransomware attacks through an easily deployed, layered approach to security.

Hackers look at midsize enterprises much the way a child looks at a piece of candy: the object of their affection.

Peer Perspectives on Perfecting the Budget Process

Four IT executives offer insights into successful budgeting strategies as well as lessons learned in dealing with business and financial leaders to gain support for IT investments.

By the time you read this article, it’s more than likely you either have a final budget for the coming year or at worst, a good idea of what you’ll be able to spend in 2018.

Wisdom of the CEO Crowd

Three CEOs share insights that apply to CIOs and IT leaders at The Channel Company’s Best of Breed conference.

We recently got to listen to something special—interviews and presentations from several leading high-tech CEOs. Chief executives are, for the most part, a really bright group of individuals with incredible insight and wisdom. Theirs is a demanding job dedicated to serving stockholders, customers, employees and boards of directors. Catching them during a period of reflection where they can pass along their wisdom is truly something special.

Midmarket CIOs Not Sitting Still Anymore

If you want to learn about the state of midmarket, then just eavesdrop on a gathering of nearly 200 midmarket IT leaders along with the industry’s top tech suppliers and industry experts.

Getting Past the Gatekeepers

How did this managed service provider get past your colleagues, the folks he says are the “best gatekeepers of all time”? Turns out past performance was an indicator of future results.

The midmarket enterprise offers unique challenges from your smaller and larger colleagues, but we thought it might be interesting to hear directly from a managed service provider who works in the midmarket space.

Feeling Good Vibrations at MES Fall 2017

Every event has a vibe.

In San Antonio, where several hundred senior IT leaders from midmarket companies gathered with tech suppliers and industry experts, the vibe was decidedly upbeat.

Fostering Growth Takes Discipline

“How do we foster leadership in our enterprise?”

That’s how General Bernard Banks, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Leadership Development and Clinical Professor of Management at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, started his keynote talk at the Midsize Enterprise Summit Fall 2017 conference in San Antonio.