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Vivek Swaminathan
VP, Team Manager, Midsize Enterprise
9 years at Gartner

Vivek Swaminathan is a Vice President of Peer and Practitioner Research for Midsized Enterprises at Gartner. His team supports a peer network of CIOs at midsized companies with tools, benchmarks and case studies designed to empower small IT teams to do big things. Critically, teams that face similar challenges as larger companies need innovative and actionable solutions to deliver the same results with fewer people. Read Full Bio

Don’t Tackle Data Privacy Alone

by Vivek Swaminathan  |  May 14, 2019

Contributed by  Bishwa Pandey, Gartner for Midsize Enterprises Transparency around data privacy is not optional. A year after GDPR became a law, ten other countries strengthened data privacy legislation to increase protection of employee and customer data. With 58% of cyber-attacks targeting Midsize Enterprises (MSEs) and the average cost of a data breach rising to […]

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Midsize IT Teams Can’t Deliver Digital Outcomes without Business Acumen

by Vivek Swaminathan  |  April 23, 2019

Contributed by  Cameron Gilbert, Gartner for Midsize Enterprises Business acumen is the awareness of the broader internal and external business context. Employees with high levels of business acumen are up to 21% more likely to deliver value from digital initiatives compared to those with low levels. (Gartner 2018 Digital Dexterity Survey). Unfortunately, only 18% of […]

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Navigating Cost Optimization at a Midsize Enterprise

by Vivek Swaminathan  |  March 28, 2019

2019 has only just begun and midsized enterprises (MSEs) are already getting nervous.  60% of MSE CIOs projected their IT budgets would be flat or contract across 2019, according to Gartner’s IT budget benchmark.  Recession rumors and slowing global demand are only intensifying interest in cost optimization. “I didn’t think we could manage costs any […]

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