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SIM exclusive: Your discount for ProcureCon IT Sourcing
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From ProcureCon Events Executive Director Frank Musero: I'd like to invite you to ProcureCon IT Sourcing, the only peer-led, dedicated IT sourcing and vendor management event in North America, taking place June 1-3 in Denver. Following huge demand from IT sourcing professionals for an event that meets their unique challenges, we've conducted extensive research to build the first event of its kind in North America. Download the agenda.
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IBM CIO designs new IT workflow for tech giant under pressure
The Wall Street Journal
International Business Machines Corp. CIO Jeff Smith wants to practice Agile software development and project management at scale, and by scale, he means a company with a headcount that rivals that of Miami. Smith arrived at IBM during the middle of 2014, after serving as CEO of Suncorp Business Services, a unit of Australian financial company Suncorp Group Ltd. He led a technology transformation at Suncorp, and worked on the project with tech vendor IBM, which says the effort produced gains in Suncorp's quality, cycle time and cost structure. So IBM hired him as its new CIO.
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AstraZeneca CIO: Insourcing can drive an IT transformation
InformationWeek
Global pharmaceutical and biologics company AstraZeneca is pushing scientific boundaries to deliver greater efficiency and innovation in health care. As science moves forward, technology has to keep pace. At a recent InformationWeek Conference, AstraZeneca CIO David Smoley explained how scientific advancement has driven demand for big data, analytics, new ways of data visualization and greater collaboration within the company and with external parties.
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New Chrome extension aims to protect Google passwords, foil phishers
CIO
Hackers often gain access to accounts by stealing password through nefarious means. The new Password Alert Chrome browser extension helps deter bad guys by discouraging people from reusing their Google passwords on other sites and detecting phishing attacks.
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Stinson Leonard CIO sees opportunity in streams of data
Bloomberg BNA
Vic Peterson has been the chief information officer at Stinson Leonard Street, and based in Kansas City, since January 2011. Since taking the position, he has focused on improving attorneys' workflows and business issues. Peterson spoke to Big Law Business recently via email interview. Below is a lightly edited version of the Q&A.
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New study reveals IT's 'fastest trending' skills
FierceCIO
Technology professionals have grown accustomed to judging the value of things by how well they are "trending." With that in mind, staffing firm Dice.com has released its list of the fastest-trending skills in IT. Hiring managers will want to pay particular attention to the list, since IT pros are getting very cocky in their demands for "skills premiums," recent workforce studies confirm.
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After Google, Microsoft also cracks down on misleading advertisements
CIO
Microsoft is taking a hard stance against advertisements that trick users into visiting malicious websites or downloading potentially harmful applications. The effects will be seen in Internet Explorer, whose SmartScreen Filter feature will enforce new rules against misleading ads beginning June 1. The filter will display warnings to users when they encounter such ads.
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Marine Corps CIO focuses on collapsing networks
FCW
The Marine Corps' ongoing consolidation of its five major unclassified networks will save the service money while bolstering its network security, according to Chief Information Officer Brig. Gen. Kevin Nally.
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