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The SIM IT Trends Study needs you to participate!
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SIM's 36th Anniversary IT Trends Study is better than ever! All SIM members should have received a personal email invitation by April 14. Are you and your chapter participating yet?

Participation is easier than ever too since you can also access the questionnaire using the general purpose link on SIMnet.org (login required). Look for the banner above on the top of the SIMnet.org or IT Trends Study homepages.
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CIOs presented with a host of new challenges
CIO Insight
Once upon a time in an enterprise not so far away, CIOs were charged with overseeing systems that dictated the way work took place. The lifespans of these hardware and software solutions were measured in years or decades. That meant that change took place ever so slowly. Today, IT is no longer master of the universe. CIOs are faced with shadow IT, BYOD, plug-in clouds and an array of other tools and systems that often present challenges that would make herding cats seem simple. It's more akin to herding butterflies. It's safe to say that things have gotten a whole lot more complicated and there's no end in sight.
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The best piece of advice I ever received: CIOs reveal the secrets of their success
ZDNet
No CIO is an island. All business leaders, no matter how strong their leadership skills, form part of an executive chain, where support and feedback from senior peers and colleagues are crucial elements of individual success. But what is the single best piece of advice a CIO can receive?
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Nonprofit's digital transformation puts young people to work
CIO
By becoming a data-driven organization, Philadelphia Youth Network has gained the capability to deploy funding faster and more efficiently and has also gained the equivalent of one to two full-time employees by automating workflows.
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Internet of Things: The legal issues CIOs should consider
The Wall Street Journal
For the CIO working on the successful implementation of an Internet of Things application, there are a host of legal issues that also need to be considered. In recent years, IoT has become more applicable to industrial applications. Manufacturing equipment residing in factories, farming applications such as irrigation systems, medical devices, aviation systems and mining companies are implementing IoT.
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How the digital age is changing business forever
CIO Insight
Remember when offices closed at 5 p.m.? Or stores shut down on Sundays? While this was the norm just a generation ago, it may seem like an eternity for CIOs and other executive leaders. That's because the digital age continues to change all the rules seemingly every day. To lend perspective, a recent survey from EMC and the Institute for the Future takes a broad view of a wide range of impactful, tech-driven changes.
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CIO-CSO tension makes businesses stronger
CIO
The relationship between the CIO and CSO (or CISO) can be fraught with tension — and that can be a good thing. Both executives play a critical role in your organization's C-suite, and better understanding these sometimes overlapping roles can only make your business stronger and more secure.
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Do emoticons have a place in business communication?
By Danielle Wegert
Communication is constantly adapting to new technology. From letters, telephones and faxes to email, text messaging and social media, communication has evolved rapidly. Think about it. Acronyms are now being used as whole messages — LOL for laughing out loud. Hashtags are ubiquitous — #everywhere. And emoticons are now supplementing feelings and emotions. But is that smiley face appropriate to send to a co-worker? A business partner with whom you have a strong relationship? Your boss? A client?
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