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35th Anniversary IT Trends Study: Most successful yet
SIM
We set out to make this year's 35th Anniversary SIM IT Trends Study the most in-depth and representative ever. Thanks to the efforts SIM members like you, we have more than 1,000 responses from the top leaders in IT. We'll be working diligently over the next few months to analyze the results and create the final reports for participants, SIM members and the industry at-large.
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IBM: Top 5 lessons for CIOs from C-suite report
Forbes
IBM just released a new report titled "Exploring the Inner Circle," exploring how effectively different members of the C-suite work together. It draws upon frank, face-to-face conversations with more than 4,100 C-suite executives around the world. There are a variety of interesting themes for CIOs to contemplate, as it explores how CxOs are jointly preparing for the digital era; identify the features of the most successful C-suites and the challenges and opportunities they face. There are five important lessons for CIOs to take to heart from this analysis.
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5 things CIOs need to know about Pinterest
CIO
Pinterest may be great for buzz and website traffic, but what does it mean to your business? Here's what every CIO should know about the popular social network.
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Managers struggle to reduce workplace distractions
CIO Insight
While technology has greatly increased productivity in the workplace, the resulting distractions are also taking a toll. Whether gossiping, posting away on social media or spending more time than they should on work emails, workers are getting sidetracked from essential tasks far too often. It should come as no surprise then that 73 percent of employers are taking action to mitigate such time-wasting activities.
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The connection between CIOs and CMOs
iMediaConnection
Traditionally, there has not been much overlap between the day-to-day activity of a CIO and a CMO. The stereotypical CIO is often seen as a computer geek, focused on complicated IT, infrastructure and database systems that are hard to understand, and, even when the CIO interacts with another member of management, it is probably the CEO or COO, not the CMO.
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Senate lawmakers to extend greater power to CIOs
Federal News Radio
Senate lawmakers will propose major changes to how federal chief information officers oversee IT investments, including giving them full budget authority and approval over all IT contracts. In their version of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act, Sens. Tom Carper, D-Del., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla., chairman and ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, respectively, will offer an amendment in the nature of a substitute for the House's version of FITARA at a committee markup.
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Why 1 CIO is saying 'no' to BYOD
CIO
A growing backlash threatens to thwart the BYOD movement. To illustrate the trend, the CIO of a large electrical contractor explains why his company will "never have a BYOD environment."
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Business transformation and the digital CIO
ZDNet
Many innovative enterprises are evaluating how to take advantage of opportunities created by cloud, social, mobile and data with analytics. The implications go far beyond technology into core activities related to business model, corporate culture and interactions with customers. Many companies making these changes undertake shifts in organizational priorities, goals, and technology platforms. Taken as a whole, we call these shifts "digital business transformation."
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3 steps to better office communication now
By Catherine Iste
I love technology. I even married a software DevOps guy. So I was thrilled when I walked into a new client's office as their interim head of HR and they told me IT reported to me. A treat for me, but perhaps not so much for the IT guy who had previously been left alone and trusted to do his own thing by the mostly professional, nontechnical staff. He told me he had just submitted his assessment and budget. With a copy on its way to my inbox and a follow-up meeting scheduled, I was ready to dive in. What followed was something that happens too frequently when experts communicate with nonexperts.
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11 qualities of great digital team members
CIO Insight
To succeed as a senior manager today, you need to take charge of your digital teams. That requires the hiring and developing of professionals with a wide range of skill sets to keep up in an intensively competitive, rapidly changing business world. Your digital team, after all, has the potential to make immense impact upon nearly every conceivable business area, judging by just this sampling of numbers on analytics, content, mobility and social media.
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