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Gateway to Innovation celebrates 7th annual event on April 25
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Gateway to Innovation explores the drivers of growth and innovation in the St. Louis region IT market. The popularity of this event grows each year. In 2012, more than 1,000 participants representing more than 220 companies and 25 states assembled for a productive and informative day of networking and education. This one-day event includes three national keynotes and 28 breakout sessions. A key success factor for this event is our focus to generate national content at a local level. More



5 years from now, will there be brand new CIOs?
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As leaders of change and drivers of innovation, the world of CIOs is changing dramatically. It has evolved over the years and it will certainly continue to become more competitive and strategic. While capitalizing on industry trends, CIOs need to connect the business with the mission and the vision of the organization with a focus on bringing in a transformation in the organization. More

Why every executive is a tech executive now
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Technology decision making is so important that all execs — and not just the CIO — need to be involved and knowlegeable, according to a report from consulting firm Accenture. The report said because technology is so critical to business innovations that its understanding must extend beyond the CIO to the COO, CMO, and CEO, and warns "Your stakeholders may not yet be probing into how your top team views IT. But it won't be long before they do." More



Dell's future: 3 wild cards CIOs should understand
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When Dell's board of directors recently approved a $24 billion bid led by CEO and founder Michael Dell and private equity firm Silver Lake Partners to take the company private, it marked the largest leveraged buyout since the financial crisis. Another twist to the deal is Microsoft, which will provide $2 billion to support the "long-term success of the PC ecosystem." For CIOs considering buying in to Dell's ITO vision, the transaction (assuming it's approved by shareholders) will have ramifications in three main areas. More

CMOs: You need the CIO in your corner
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Strong business partnerships have never been more essential to success. That's particularly true for marketers who are charged with driving competitive advantage and top-line growth across a wide range of off- and online channels. How could a CMO possibly go it alone when faced with so many complex and fast-moving parts? But, knowing which relationships deserve your attention can be tricky. Which people do you most need in your corner? More




5 lessons from a CIO innovation workshop
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"Complexity" defines the reality of life for most CIOs. Under pressure to increase both efficiency and innovation in an environment where reducing costs is mandatory, CIOs face a unique set of challenges. These conflicting goals symbolize enterprise confusion around IT and the appropriate role of technology in business. More

12 networking tips for shy and anti-social IT pros
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If you're a naturally introverted person, getting close and sharing with people can feel unnatural and difficult, but it's not impossible. The first thing you have to realize is that you are not alone. Many of your peers, celebrities, dignitaries and people from all walks of life are introverts and yet they manage to overcome it, and so can you. Even if you're inherently shy, you still need to network if you want to advance in your IT career. Why? Check out these stats from different publications regarding networking's role in today's career paths. More

Social media: Latest purchasing tool for CIOs
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Social media does not only have an impact on the masses, but apparently it has charmed the IT decision makers with its practicality and the pace with which it delivers. The potential benefits of social media is not only connectivity but also the fact that one can keep up with the latest trends, stay updated, have a knowledge of opinions and have a platform to be heard. Now these sorts of benefits have made an impact on the IT decision makers; especially on the decisions related to purchasing. More

P&G CIO: There's a better way to create software
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Today, companies such as Procter & Gamble have a screaming need for better analytics software to help them make sense of their growing mountains of data about sales, supply chains and customers. The conventional hub-and-spoke development model is still driving software innovation, but P&G CIO Filippo Passerini isn't confident it will produce the analytical software to meet future needs. More


 

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