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CIO Decisions | Cyber Insurance

As a CIO, I always struggled with the value of cyber insurance. The question of cost versus value kept me at a stalemate. On one hand, I was told that having this insurance was a must in case of a data breach, but on the other hand, it would be nearly impossible to prove [...]

2019-12-07T13:47:11-05:00December 7th, 2019|Categories: Leadership, Security|Tags: , , |

Cloud vs. On-Premise Computing

‘Caveat emptor’ (Latin translation: “Let the buyer beware”) is good advice for every CIO. The CIO is a steward of company funds and is expected to make decisions in the best interests (see profitability) of their company. Sales representatives from cloud providers are trying to gain sales, as their primary loyalty is the profitability [...]

2019-12-07T13:14:50-05:00December 7th, 2019|Categories: MIDMRKT Forum|Tags: , , |

7 Ways to Ensure a Relevant and Actionable IT Strategy

A word of advice – stop creating IT strategies, just to have an IT strategy. Over the years, I’ve talked with many CIOs about their pursuit to write a best in class IT strategy. A strategic CIO might say, “I created my IT strategy in conjunction with the business strategy,” forgetting the fact that [...]

2019-12-07T12:46:25-05:00December 7th, 2019|Categories: Leadership, Strategy|Tags: |

How To Build A Bridge Across Your Transformation Chasm

Provided By: NeuEon - Originally Published by Forbes Technology Council Connect with peers on this topic and others at the MIDMRKT CIO Forum. Today, companies are buzzing with talk of transformation. Transformation is pervasive -- some even say “operational.” KPMG’s 2017 Global CEO Outlook says that today, “Rather than seeing transformation as a discrete program, with [...]

2019-10-02T19:44:55-04:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Expert Partner Content, Leadership, Strategy|Tags: , |

MIDMRKT Impact Partner: human-I-T

Shrinking the digital divide, one piece of technology at a time. The MIDMRKT CIO Forum is thrilled to announce a new Impact Partner for the event on October 27th – 29th! This partnership will provide the opportunity for our midmarket CIO community to build a lasting relationship with a truly amazing non-profit organization. [...]

2019-09-25T11:16:27-04:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Corporate Citizenship, Impact Partners|

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|