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Reality Check – What’s Up with WhatsApp?

In a MIDMRKT Suite Survey of 212 IT executives in the midmarket, 76% of organizations allow for individually liable devices. In fact, of those 162 organizations, there are nearly 90,000 devices being used by employees for personal AND business use. How many of those devices have the “WhatsApp” downloaded today? Read Article Let’s review [...]

2019-11-20T12:19:15-05:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Security|Tags: , , |

5 + 5 + 5 = Disaster Recovery Nirvana

Compromised mission-critical systems spell disaster for a company. When disaster strikes, the key to recovery is having a move-forward plan. Are you confident in your company's disaster recovery plan? In desperate times, can you gain access to and restore critical business systems and access essential data? Do your employees know how to proceed? In [...]

2019-10-01T18:20:06-04:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Best Practices, Blog, IT Service Management|Tags: |

Preparing for RPA and DPA

In our recent MIDMRKT CIO Forum survey, completed by 212 midmarket IT Executives, Business Process Automation (BPA) ranked 5th highest amongst their priorities, with nearly 20% of executives ranking BPA in their top three. Roughly 40% of executives plan to implement some form of BPA in the next 3-18 months. Two types of process [...]

2019-10-01T18:05:26-04:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Strategy|Tags: , , |

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|

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 [...]

2019-11-12T11:22:56-05:00April 25th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Workforce Management|Tags: , , , , |

Charting a Fresh Course

Another Midmarket CIO Forum has come and gone, and the tenacious team at Boardroom Events feels more than ever like The Little Engine That Could. Any challenges or hurdles that might arise are met with an admirable level of perseverance to deliver the best experience for our CIO clients and the vendors with whom they [...]

2018-04-25T23:06:36-04:00April 25th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Chain, Chain, Chain…..Blockchain

If you still need a more in-depth understanding of what exactly blockchain is, the good folks at NPR's Motley Fool offer this primer. Think of blockchain as the transactional engine behind the cryptocurrency bitcoin. Many conversations involve financial transactions using bitcoin and facilitated by blockchain. This isn’t going to be one of them. Invest [...]

2019-09-23T11:59:26-04:00April 18th, 2018|Categories: blockchain, Blog|Tags: , , |