5 Trends Impacting Midmarket Companies

(NOTE: This story was originally posted to CRN.com April 27.)

Climbing The Talent Shortage Mountain

Plagued by tight budgets and difficulties in keeping full, talented staffs, midmarket companies are facing an uphill battle in meeting the business demand for IT services, according to Gartner.

The IT research firm, however, sees five technology trends that can help these companies better deliver IT services to their customers.

The trends focus on everything from tactical use of cloud infrastructure to enabling the digital workplace.

"Given the pace of technology change and business demands," midmarket IT leaders can't afford to be slow and unresponsive, Gartner believes.

Here's a rundown of the five trends, which Gartner analyst Mike Cisek will present Sunday at the Midsize Enterprise Summit – East conference in Nashville, Tenn. The conference -- geared toward midmarket IT leaders -- is hosted by ITBestOfBreed's parent firm, The Channel Company.