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Mark your calendar — 6th annual World BPO/ITO Forum
SIM
The 6th annual World BPO/ITO Forum, taking place July 17-18 in New York City, is an unique thought-leadership summit for C-level executives and their direct reports, from large to midcap firms, to gather, hear and share best practices on global sourcing specifically related to business process outsourcing and IT outsourcing.

Themed "Smartsourcing: Leveraging Collaboration & Innovation," the conference will provide a peer-to-peer group learning agenda focused on forward looking, strategic and operational issues to facilitate important business discussions. It is designed and proven to be a valuable networking atmosphere for top executives, currently using BPO/ITO services or interested in evaluating global sourcing opportunities, to meet with the top service providers as well as multiple country representatives.

SIM is a proud strategic partner of this event. Take a look at the impressive faculty, program agenda and a list of who has already registered. Seating is limited, so it is suggested that qualified members and executives should submit their registration request (subject to approval) as soon as possible to secure their participation. To do so, please click here.
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The decade of the CIO is here — The Beyond CIO series
Forbes
"The decade of the CIO is here," says Tan Chee Hong, a CIO multiple times over who is now a COO. As he explains in this article, the CIO is primed to be the path to the COO and CEO roles. Tan has the ideal background for the IT executive who would rise to a larger role. He has an MBA, he was educated on multiple continents, and he has worked on multiple continents, both as a consultant and as a CIO.
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Needed: CIO as strategist
InformationWeek
We expect the CIO to know technology, and how to run a tight budget. But what businesses really want from their CIOs is someone who can strategize. The CIO, as someone who sees across the company, is well positioned to shape corporate strategy. But the CIO is often asked merely to be tactical, and strategy isn't something most CIOs are expected to study in school.
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Why the midmarket is overlooking benefits of BYOD
CIO
BYOD has the potential in the midmarket to empower smaller workforces. If mishandled with loose rules and complex legalese, BYOD can lead to increased feelings of isolation. Here's how the midmarket can make BYOD work for them.
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Higher education CIOs 2013 technology spend priorities
The Huffington Post
CIOs are being challenged to answer the question, "How will technology support growth of our business?" It is imperative that they find a way to harness the emerging megatrends in the face of tight budget pressure. All these forces are coming together to dramatically change the role of the CIO.
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6 skills, habits and traits of successful CIOs
CIO
Most people say they like to be at the top of the heap of the IT management food chain, but with the CIO title comes great responsibility, accountability and pressure. The world of technology changes at a blinding pace, which means a CIO has to regularly adopt new skills. So what does it take to compete and be a successful CIO at a time when having a variety of skills is more important than ever before.
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Wanted: IT staffers with vertical industry chops
InfoWorld
Fast-changing business processes and ever-mounting government and industry regulations are complicating day-to-day operations — and making deep vertical industry expertise a requirement.
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Meeting effectiveness: Location and the home-field advantage
By C. Fredrick Crum
Have you ever wondered why when two teams meet to work on a project together, the team hosting the coffee and bagels in its conference room is most likely to take charge? We often hear sportscasters or coaches talk about home-field advantage in relation to sporting events. How often have you considered it for meetings? Home-field advantage may not be considered as often as it is for sporting events, but there is a tremendous home-field advantage in meetings.
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Why the midmarket is overlooking benefits of BYOD
CIO
BYOD has the potential in the midmarket to empower smaller workforces. If mishandled with loose rules and complex legalese, BYOD can lead to increased feelings of isolation. Here's how the midmarket can make BYOD work for them.
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Gartner outlines the IT essentials for building a big data strategy
SearchCIO
How can CIOs get tripped up by big data? Lack of leadership — on the business and IT side — is one of biggest inhibitors of big data success, according to Gartner Inc. The Stamford, Conn.-based consultancy has found that big data leadership failures often can be traced to two root causes: not understanding the business benefits that can be derived from collecting and mining large data sets, and underestimating the changes needed in IT and the business to realize those possibilities.
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CIOs and CMOs must 'turn sparks into flame'
ZDNet
VideoBriefTurning sparks into flame and growing that flame requires a scalable, very capable platform. That's what the CIO brings to the table. The most powerful combinations are the CIO and CMO working together with a shared goal to grow the business.
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Change management needs to change
Harvard Business Review
As a recognized discipline, change management has been in existence for over half a century. Yet despite the huge investment that companies have made in tools, training and thousands of books, most studies still show a 60-70 percent failure rate for organizational change projects — a statistic that has stayed constant from the 1970s to the present. Given this evidence, is it possible that everything we know about change management is wrong and that we need to go back to the drawing board?
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