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Risks of storing electronic health records

Properly securing data is a challenge faced by all modern businesses but is a particular concern for medical information. One of the biggest targets of data security breaches is not financial data or consumer retail information but electronic health records. One out of three health records was estimated to be compromised in 2016, and this [...]

2018-05-16T14:14:26-04:00May 16th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Run, Go, Transform: Designing the Future Digital State

It takes a very strong and courageous IT leader to admit you need help, and while consultants abound, finding the right person to help formulate a realistically executable plan can be a game changer for midmarket companies. Dave Widener, Dir. of IT at Dead River Company in Portland, Maine, first met Peter Moore of [...]

Safeguarding against social engineering attacks

Social engineering attacks have been on the rise in the last year, and staying a step ahead of cyber criminals continues to tax the resources of midmarket IT teams. These specialized phishing attacks with a high rate of success continue to catch users off guard. The risks Social engineering attacks, most commonly distributed via email, [...]

2018-05-11T06:21:18-04:00May 11th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Is your chatbot a privacy threat?

Chatbots have revolutionized the way businesses interact with their customers, from newsrooms to insurance providers. They create efficiencies while still providing that "human" touch so vital to building a bond with consumers. However, while your artificial intelligence (AI) is helping quickly resolve simple customer service issues or providing product information to potential buyers, it may also be [...]

2019-09-23T11:55:40-04:00May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Midmarket Companies Find Success in Savannah, Look to San Antonio this Fall

Gathering to understand shared pain points among their counterparts is always a big draw for executives who block their calendars each year to attend Midmarket CIO Forum. As technology organizations are pushed to drive speed, production and efficiency across midmarket companies, most CIOs’ bandwidth for discovering and evaluating new solutions is shrinking exponentially. “The [...]

2019-09-23T11:57:33-04:00May 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Attracting and Advancing More Women to Tech Roles

Despite the backlash earlier this year surrounding the #MeToo movement, an unrelenting optimism surrounding the gradual advancement of women in tech roles is growing and even proving economically advantageous in times of recession. Mary Patry is an IT Executive Coach, Advisor and owner of ITeffectivity. Warren Buffett said he’s optimistic about the future [...]

2018-05-07T13:12:59-04:00April 25th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Workforce Management|Tags: , , , |

Young Appointed Chair of Midmarket CIO Forum Advisory Board

Jeff Young, CIO Haynes International, will chair the Midmarket CIO Forum Advisory Board. Boardroom Events is honored to announce Jeff Young, Vice President and CIO at Haynes International, has been appointed Chairman of the Midmarket CIO Forum Advisory Board. “Jeff was the ideal candidate for the chairman’s post to help better manage and [...]

2018-04-25T10:53:46-04:00April 25th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

5 project management trends changing the way we work

Technology is enabling businesses to adopt and streamline smarter work processes. As millennial workers advance to management positions, we offer five ways their work preferences will drive greater efficiency, particularly in the realm of project management. 1. Millennials will start entering management ranks Millennials have already been moving into management positions over the past [...]

2019-09-24T08:51:20-04:00April 17th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Midmarket CIO, Vendors Honored at Spring 2018 Forum

Boardroom Events announced the winners of their Vendor Excellence and Midmarket CIO Awards, recognizing leaders in midmarket sector technology collaboration. “These providers customize their products and services to meet the unique needs of the midmarket space,” said Charles Badoian, President of Boardroom Events. “We focus on assisting executives on their professional journeys, and these awards [...]

2018-04-13T16:58:02-04:00April 13th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Vendor Roundup | A Guide to Midmarket CIO Forum’s Solution Providers

Next month's Midmarket CIO Forum includes exceptional solution providers convening April 8-10 in Savannah. These companies are not just sponsors but also trusted members of the Boardroom Events community. Technology executives that participate know these solution providers are leaders in their space. These vendors endeavor to functions as true partners with midmarket companies that rely on our forums to [...]

2018-05-07T13:13:25-04:00March 21st, 2018|Categories: Blog, Vendor Management|Tags: , , , |