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New alliance with TAC International for SIM members
SIM
SIM is happy to announce the formation of a new partnership with TAC International, a not-for-profit group of former Fortune 200 CIOs who trusted and impartial advice on information technology issues to C-suite executives and board-level non-executives. Under this new partnership, SIM members and chapters will be eligible for preferential pricing, with all proceeds from services returned to SIM chapters, as well as STEM initiatives such as YearUp.

Read the full press release announcing this exciting new service for SIM members here.
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CIOs say cybersecurity information sharing has a long way to go
The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama, who has characterized cybercrime as a "national emergency" and authorized sanctions against foreign nationals and governments that participate in significant cyberattacks against U.S. interests, says that information sharing programs are a pillar of his defense strategy. That effort is very much a work in progress, security executives and experts say.
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The CIO strikes back (roles, perceptions, making it happen)
Forbes
The CIO's role is rapidly changing — from caretaker of technology assets to enabler of business growth. Organizations are turning to technology to help them accelerate market breakthroughs, understand customers and invest in tomorrow. Here's how to be part of this exciting trend.
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IoT and mobility make application programming interface's a hot CIO topic
CIO
We are clearly in the age of "I want what I want when I want it the way that I want it." Our new highly demanding (and a perhaps a bit coddled) consumer culture presents great opportunity and great challenge to businesses who must rethink their approach to consumer and employee engagement.
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Surviving the 1st 120 days as a new CIO
FierceCIO
With all of constant and rapid change in technology, chief information officers find themselves facing more challenges than ever before. That makes it critical that a new CIO hit the ground running the first day on the job. That is certainly the message from Accenture, in its recent report "Go Live on Day one — The Path to Success for a new CIO."
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Sonny Hashmi reflects on his tenure as GSA CIO
Executive Gov
Sonny Hashmi, formerly chief information officer at the General Services Administration, wrote in a recent blog post published about multiple initiatives that he has implemented to help GSA manage its information technology operations. He noted his former office's efforts to establish guiding principles for agency-wide IT management and modernize core enterprise systems at the agency with cloud computing, mobile and big data technology.
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How to get your executives to buy into innovative IT projects
CIO
As excited as we all get about the latest trends in tech — iOT, big data, cloud, etc. — our peers may not share this enthusiasm when it comes to allocating cash to implement them. But as the CIO, your job is not only to keep the business running — it's also to innovate; to show the C-suite, the board, and the marketplace ways of running a business, developing products, and providing insight they didn't know were possible.
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Brown Rudnick CIO talks cloud storage and rapid pace of technological change
Bloomberg BNA
Jim Darsigny, chief information officer of Brown Rudnick, says his firm is always looking for ways to make sharing information easier for attorneys and clients, while at the same time keeping proprietary information safe and secure. Based in Boston, Darsigny belongs to Brown Rudnick's executive management team. Unlike many others, he's optimistic about the impact that technology is having on the legal profession.
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CIO concerns: It all depends on where you sit
GCN
Public-sector CIOs at all levels agree that the risks they must manage are evolving rapidly, but the specific areas that keep them awake at night vary depending on where in government they work.
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10 simple secrets you need to know to increase employee engagement
Entrepreneur
By some accounts, an epidemic of worker disengagement is raging in this country. In its most recent "State of the American Workplace" report, Gallup Research found that 70 percent of U.S. workers were either not engaged or were actively disengaged at work. While there's some debate over the validity of that assertion, we do know that creating an engaged workplace leads directly to higher profitability, increased customer ratings and reduced turnover.
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