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Mike Cisek

VP Analyst

Mike Cisek is an analyst in the Midsize Enterprise (MSE) Research team focusing on infrastructure and operations and cloud strategy contextualized to meet the needs of midsize organizations and the IT Leader within midsize enterprises.

Previous experience

Mr. Cisek works with IT leaders in midsize enterprises (MSE) on strategy and tactics (infrastructure design, cloud strategy, I&O maturity, cost optimization and IT operations best practices) tailored to organizations their size. He has spent more than 26 years as an IT leader and technologist with extensive knowledge of compute, storage, and virtualization.

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Cisek held the title of Director of Emerging Infrastructure & Operations Support for a $400 million transportation company. Under his leadership, his team was honored by CIO Magazine and Midsize Enterprise Summit, and was listed twice on the Information Week 500.

Professional background

Pitt Ohio

Director of Emerging Infrastructure and Operations Support

Catholic Healthcare Partners

Technical Project Manager (Data Center Colocation)


Active Directory and Messaging Consultant

Areas of coverage

Data Center Infrastructure

Midsize Enterprise IT Leadership


Point Park University

Penn Technical Institute

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Midsize Enterprise Infrastructure Strategy

2Hyperconverged Infrastructure Adoption within Midsize Enterprises

3Midsize Enterprise Cloud Strategy

4Infrastructure and Operations Maturity within Midsize Enterprises

5Data Protection strategy and products aligned to midsize enterprises