Technology is changing the way business is conducted; and no sector is poised to benefit more than the mid-markets. Technology innovations, from m-commerce to collaboration to social business, are helping midsized businesses enter new markets, increase customer satisfaction, improve productivity and develop partnerships worldwide. In many ways, technology is the driver that enables midsized businesses to compete effectively against competitors with much larger staff, budget, and physical presence. But adopting new technologies creates challenges that can be difficult to overcome. In midsized businesses, the IT department runs lean. With the limited technical staff already fully devoted to keeping the business operating, there are few resources available to research and implement new technologies.