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SIM shifting to new management
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As of Jan. 1, Association Headquaters, Inc. began handling all day-to-day operations for The Society for Information Management. The new SIM headquarters are located in Mount Laurel, N.J., approximately 20 minutes outside Philadelphia and halfway between New York City and Washington, D.C. The new SIM core team is led by Chief Staff Executive Amy Williams, who can be reached via awilliams@ahint.com or at (856) 642-4417. More



Mobility, cloud, analytics to reshape IT in 2012
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Despite some hopeful fits and starts, the U.S. economy didn't escape the doldrums in 2011. Unemployment remained stubbornly high, the U.S. debt-ceiling crisis and budget scuffles spurred more economic uncertainty, and Europe's ongoing financial problems threatened global markets. If there's an upside, at least it's familiar territory. Against the worrisome economic backdrop, enterprises have continued to spend on IT, albeit with caution. More

Big data, security and cloud computing identified as IT super themes in 2012
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"Big data" analytics, security and cloud computing will be three of the most significant drivers of technological change in 2012. The predictions for the coming year also include the growing impact of social networking platforms on enterprise collaboration strategies, convergence of selected software-as-a-service CRM and marketing services, and the consumerization of IT, which looks likely to accelerate the adoption of self-selected SaaS by line-of-business owners and the deployment of mobile device management solutions to support bring-your-own-device strategies. The independent technology analyst also expects the role of CIO to continue evolving next year as it faces strong pressure to develop operational and investment models that embrace technology-led innovation from all functional units within the organization. More

BYOD: You ain't seen nothing yet
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Some IT trends move fast — way fast. BYOD, the "bring your own device" phenomenon that raised its head in late 2009, is one of them. Although 2011 was the year that user-driven mobile device usage became the norm, its fallout — and opportunities — are just starting. More

10 IT shifts in 2012: Exclusive research
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If you're tired of end-of-year punditry backed up by nothing but speculation, take a look at these enterprise IT trends — and the hard data behind them from InformationWeek research. More



The next big thing(s) in tech
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All of the technology products we use today — from touchscreens to tablets to social networks — were once the "next big thing in tech." Experts predicted that each of these things would become a part of everyone's tech life before most of us had even heard of them. Of course, experts also predicted that Apple would go out of business before 1998. No prediction of the future is perfect, but that isn't going to stop people from making predictions for the next big thing in tech. More

Peering into the crystal ball: Top IT trends for 2012
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IT departments have gone through many changes this past year, from the rise of the tablet market to the death of Steve Jobs. But what should CIOs expect in 2012? What will impact companies the most? We already know that the consumerization of IT is a trend that is not going away. In 2012, the iPad 3 (and the potential mini iPad), gamification and changes in cloud computing will take the consumerization of IT to a whole new level. More

6 ways cloud computing will evolve in 2012
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Cloud computing has become so broadly accepted that it won't rank as an exciting development for 2012. Instead, you will see a more organized, concerted application of resources to further the cloud's use in conjunction with central IT. Here is a look at the top things we can expect from the cloud over the next year. More

How to assess the value of service management investments
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If calculating costs is tough, calculating value is even harder. This is true even when the value of a management investment is directed at gains in efficiency, many of which result in operational cost savings. Yet many vendors still seem to cherish the notion of a handy calculator where, with a few clicks of a keystroke, you can figure out the exact value of their software. More

The IT skills gap
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Despite persistently high unemployment, many CIOs cite talent shortages as one of their most serious challenges. IT's skills needs are changing fast, and few people out there have what organizations need to drive the business forward. To understand the talent challenge, Corporate Executive Board recently conducted analysis into future IT skills and talent needs. More
   
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