The Top 20 Most Innovative Midmarket CIOs

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Mike Kozak, CTO, Computer Resources of America (CRA)

Industry: IT support and services

Challenge: CRA needed a platform that allowed integration and practical application for its current and future client base, which extends over a wide array of verticals, IT budgets and standards of service, while remaining cost-effective for the client and CRA as the provider.

Innovation: Kozak spearheaded the development of CRA's infrastructure platform with a hardened solutions stack, which created a virtualized environment to build and develop solutions for clients, seamlessly translate those solutions into live client application, and allow CRA to extend an offering of private and hybrid cloud solutionsl.

ROI: CRA is now able to better serve its current client base and offers a more robust offering to potential clients. The platform allows CRA to offer small and medium businesses enterprise-class infrastructure at a price they can afford.

Solution provider/vendor partners: VMware, HP, Lefthand, Fujitsu, Drobo, Watchguard

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