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10 Midsize Enterprises Reveal Their 2023 IT Spending Priorities

Joseph F. Kovar

The CIOs or IT directors of 10 midsize enterprises spoke with CRN about their IT spending priorities for the coming year, with cybersecurity at the top of the list for nearly every company.

Glenn Leatherwood, IT Manager

Valmont Industries, an Omaha, Neb.-based steel infrastructure manufacturer

We’ve got some data center relocation in Europe and APAC [Asia-Pacific]. Some ERP consolidation, modernization, cloud governance and manufacturing operations. Our current data center is at end-of-contract, and we need to move. We have to make a decision whether we’re going to capitalize that and just lift-and-shift over laterally into another co-lo[cation], or are we going to go with hybrid cloud management. We’re in the middle of that decision right now.

The main consideration is capital spending versus Opex. It’s a big one. And who would help us run it from a process MSP perspective?

We make large infrastructure steel products, so substations, power transmission, cell towers, street lighting, traffic lighting and irrigation systems. We look for vibration out of tolerance. We look for temperature conditions. There’s all manner of different sensors that we can put on to enable track and trend when we need to do preventive maintenance before failures.

 
Joseph F. Kovar

Joseph F. Kovar is a senior editor and reporter for the storage and the non-tech-focused channel beats for CRN. He keeps readers abreast of the latest issues related to such areas as data life-cycle, business continuity and disaster recovery, and data centers, along with related services and software, while highlighting some of the key trends that impact the IT channel overall. He can be reached at jkovar@thechannelcompany.com.

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