SIMposium sponsorship promotion
The SIMposium 2012 Sponsorship Committee is pleased to announce a referral opportunity like none before. If a SIM member introduces a prospective sponsor to SIMposium 2012, and that firm participates as a sponsor at the Silver level or above, the referring party can select one of three awards:
• Two foursomes at the SIMposium golf tournament on Saturday Oct. 27 at Cowboys Golf Club
• Two free nights' stay at the Gaylord Texan Hotel and Convention Center for SIMposium 2012
• An iPad 2, Wi-Fi model
To take advantage of this offer, please send your suggested vendor contact information to Pam Grisafe firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) 912-0527 and then work with Pam to facilitate an introduction to the potential sponsor. The first to introduce Pam to a company will be the recipient of an award when a sponsorship contract from that company is received. More sponsorship contracts mean more awards!
Potential sponsors can be any company/firm with which you do business. We look forward to seeing you at SIMposium 2012 at the Gaylord Texan Hotel in Dallas, October 28-30.
To learn more about SIMposium 2012, click here.
10 predictions for what the CIO role will look like in 2020
What will the job of CIO be like in the year 2020? In many ways, the answer is already clear: The IT leader will still be the nucleus of any company, working closely with business executives and strategizing about future technology directions, leading a staff of highly trained professionals and championing streamlined technical operations. The position will still require a mix of analytical foresight and management prowess over the next decade. At the same time, we also know that technology will change dramatically. More
The IT paradox: A diminished role in technology, but greater clout in the business
There is a paradox in the technology that IT employs and deploys. As technology becomes easier to use, it becomes more complex internally. That means IT is less necessary in some ways, and yet more essential in others. More
Consumerization and the impact on IT
The consumerization of IT offers tremendous opportunity to CIOs possessing the leadership skills and vision to engage substantively with line-of-business counterparts. The most successful and innovative CIOs lead the cloud transition in ways that directly support their organization's key mission; these top performers also engage other senior leaders in meaningful and ongoing dialog. More
Tight funds, mandates challenge federal CIOs
Federal Times Share
Tight budgets are forcing many federal chief information officers to consider staffing cuts, reduced contractor support and reduced levels of service, a new survey finds. In addition, some CIOs are considering "earlier or more frequent contract competitions in hopes of getting better labor rates from contractors," said the latest annual survey of federal CIOs. More
Cloud is a corporate strategy, not a tactical solution
As an IT community we are still stuck in the past relative to the strategic nature of cloud. Many of us are looking at the adoption of cloud as just another technology, and are leaving the decisions on how to adopt, own and manage the cloud up to engineers. But acquiring a cloud management platform is not an engineering decision — it's a strategic one. Do engineers need to be involved? Yes, but your cloud adoption strategy has already failed if you don't treat cloud as the operational construct that it is. More
Forward-looking CIOs need to focus on app development skewed toward mobile
Experts and IT leaders believe the real business value in today's enterprise is being created at the application level — be those apps employee-facing or consumer-facing. They also believe that in this information-on-demand era, those applications need to be part of a mobile strategy. More
CISOs win more respect
Security is getting more respect. To be precise, almost two-thirds of chief information security officers say that senior executives at their businesses are paying more attention to information security, compared with just two years ago. More
10 reasons IT pros get a bad rap
Tech Republic Share
Why are IT professionals perceived so poorly by some? It's no secret that IT pros aren't too popular with some clients and end users. Alan Norton considers some of the underlying reasons for the bad press. More
Is social media leadership critical for a CIO?
CIO Dashboard Share
Do CIOs need to engage and evangelize public social media networks to effectively lead their organizations in social media initiatives? Or is facilitating connection and collaboration among employees and clients enough? Who is most responsible for cultivating a social corporate culture? More