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Advanced Practice Council releases 'Creating Capital Out of Chaos: Social Media Strategy' to SIM members
SIM
Many players in organizations are experimenting with social media. The results are often chaotic, messy and diverse sets of digital offerings — some of which lead to business value and others do not. How can a firm extract value from the mayhem? In this Advanced Practices Council sponsored report, Munir Mandviwalla presents a framework and strategy for understanding how to create capital from social media chaos. The framework consists of four elements of social media capital generation: listening and branding, mining and deciding, conversing and sharing, and co-creating and innovating. The report explains each element and provides examples. The report is available as a free download to all SIM members from SIM's Online Store.
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Chris Curran on 'the year of the CIO'
Computerworld
For all you CIOs out there, PricewaterhouseCoopers principal Chris Curran has a message: This is your year. This turning point for the CIO job is just one of the trends that Curran sees. He says CIOs must be ready to harness the power of a slew of technologies if they want to say competitive. In this article, Curran offers insight into his vision for IT through 2013 and beyond.
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What cloud computing means for the future of IT organizations
CIO
At this year's Cloud Connect conference, discussion moved from defining cloud computing to discussing practical enterprises applications of the cloud. That is, until two McKinsey consultants suggested that the cloud could spell the end of IT organizations as we know them.
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IT needs to think like sales
InformationWeek
CIOs don't have sales quotas, but they may want to think more like salespeople. Not that they need to always be closing. But it may make sense to always be challenging. That was the premise of a webinar on what IT can learn from sales, hosted by officials at the research and consulting firm Corporate Executive Board. "Whether you carry a quota or not, a big part of most jobs is selling," says David Anderson, a "member advisor" on CEB's Sales Leadership Council.
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Professionals with 'hybrid' talents in demand
IT World Canada
There's a growing demand for IT professionals who have both business and tech acumen to address a firm's business needs as well as solve computing problems The dot com boom in the 1990s spawned a wide array of cool IT job titles suffixed with words such as "ninja" and "master" which were meant to lend some excitement to the positions and attract young talent. Since the tech industry bust and its recent reemergence, the trend seems to be coming back, but this time with a bit more substance.
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How consumerization of IT is impacting the CIO role
InformationWeek
While India's $100 billion IT industry weathered uncertainties in the global business environment in the year 2012; this was also the year when the industry set out to reach a significant milestone across verticals. Embracing emerging technologies, increased customer-centricity, deepening focus on new markets, and adopting new business models are some growth strategies followed by the industry.
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Meetings: Inviting the right people
By C. Fredrick Crum
The same scenario occurs daily in every organization: Meetings are scheduled to discuss critical operations, and the wrong people are at the table. As with all premeeting planning, great thought must be taken to who should attend a meeting. Having the wrong people at the table not only wastes time, but it could have a disastrous impact on your organization. After the real purpose and clear goals of the meeting have been established, deciding who should attend the meeting is critical to the outcome.
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Increase big data opportunities and minimize obstacles
Forbes
New research from the CMO Council reveals that both CMOs and CIOs believe big data is a key competitive differentiator and will be core to implementing a more customer-centric business culture. However, the study results also show most CMOs and CIOs consider big data part opportunity and part obstacle (61 percent of marketers and 60 percent of IT executives).
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Upgrading the data center: Incrementally or all at once?
FierceCIO
Is it better to upgrade a data center in steady increments or in one fell swoop? There are serious arguments on both sides of the debate, but a complete overhaul presents a variety of side benefits and opportunities that incremental change does not afford, argues David Chernicoff at ZDNet.
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