Please respond to the 2012 SIM IT Trends Survey
Each year, SIM conducts a survey of its members to gauge trends within our industry. The results have been recognized as a major barometer of the industry. We ask that you take a few minutes of your time to compete this year's survey at https://www.simnet.org/?page=IT_Trends_Survey.
Members' responses help SIM organizations benchmark various areas within the IT industry, such as major issues, technologies, sourcing, CIO roles, staffing, spending and salaries. All information provided will be aggregated and individual responses will be kept confidential. The valuable survey input allows SIM to stay at the forefront of the issues impacting our members, as well as extending the SIM brand. Each SIM member who completes the survey by June 1 will be eligible to win one of two $50 American Express gift certificates.
5 key Interop 2012 takeaways for CIOs
Big trade shows like Interop can be confusing. So many vendors; so much noise; so much spin; so little clarity. Searching for technology trends among the tchochke seekers, spokesmodels and aggressive PR reps can feel like a hopeless task, but here are five key takeaways from Interop 2012 that CIOs should be aware of. More
The CIO wears 2 hats: Isn't IT enough?
Like Rick Roy, a growing number of CIOs now run IT plus another major business function. Here's why CUNA Mutual Group pointed Roy at procurement, real estate, physical security and facilities. More
How to develop a mobile strategy
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Given everyone's reliance on mobile devices and the BYOD phenomenon that CIOs are only starting to get their heads around, charting a road map for mobile communications across the enterprise is critical now. More
Fewer women in CIO role since 2010
The number of women in senior technology positions at U.S. companies is down for the second year in a row. Nine percent of U.S. chief information officers are female, down from 11 percent last year and 12 percent in 2010, according to the survey by the U.S. arm of British technology outsourcing and recruitment company Harvey Nash Group. More
5 things CIOs should know about big data
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Big data analysis got its start from the large Web service providers such as Google, Yahoo and Twitter, which all needed to make the most of their user-generated data. But enterprises will need big data analysis to stay competitive and relevant, as well. More
BYOD and your CEO
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What's small, shiny and keeps CIOs up at night? The CEO's personal devices. CEOs are like every other employee; they love tablets, smartphones and apps. The glaring difference is that the CEO's personal devices put the company at much greater risk than the gadgets of virtually all other employees combined. CIOs must include chief executives in conversations as they grapple with putting BYOD security policies and procedures in place. More
Sys-Con Media Share
IT exists to support the business, and in best-of-class IT departments, this truism is embedded deeply into the departmental culture. Yet in so many cases, this self-evident truth gets lost in the mayhem of building, maintaining and supporting the myriad of complicated and brittle legacy application systems that have been put together over the years to support the enterprise's business. Legacy application modernization is a transformative initiative that has the potential to not only change the way IT supports the business, but to change the very nature and culture of IT. More
Why IT has a credibility problem
How are you feeling about your team's IT project portfolio? Optimistic? Will some of your top projects save the company money along the way? Will all of them? When it comes to budgeting and setting expectations, IT managers are an upbeat lot. That was the overarching finding of the IT Spending Priorities Survey, in which 453 IT pros answered questions on their project portfolio and funding methodologies. It's hard not to read the survey data and think of anything but unbridled optimism. But it's not grounded in reality. More
Outsourcing declines, but are IT jobs coming back?
The history of corporate IT has always been marked by extremes. One year, CIOs are centralizing IT; the next, federation is all the rage. It's all about enterprise software suites until a best-of-breed approach takes hold. Everyone believes that custom applications are the key to competitive advantage, and the next thing you know it's standardization or bust. So as CIOs enthusiastically pursued IT outsourcing — and, more recently, offshore outsourcing — it was only natural to expect an eventual 180-degree turn. But that's not exactly what's happening. More