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SIM membership poised to hit record high
SIM
Congratulations and applause for all SIM Chapters for working so hard to recruit and retain members. SIM Membership numbers for June 2013 are 1,000-plus more than June 2010 and 400-plus more than this time last year! More than half of all SIM chapters have reached or exceeded their 2012 final year-end numbers. Kudos to new chapters Austin Area and Las Vegas — neither of SIM's newest chapters are SIM's smallest chapters. Chicago, Nashville, Arizona, St. Louis and Colorado also deserve recognition for each exceeding 110 percent of their 2012 roster tallies. Continue reading.
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SAS CIO: Business innovation and collaboration inextricably linked
SearchCIO
How do CIOs plan and innovate for a future that is constantly being redefined? Certainly not by swapping "innovation" for "information" in their job titles, according to Keith Collins. Collins, who serves as CIO and CTO for analytics powerhouse SAS Institute Inc., believes that collaboration is the better part of innovation. To drive innovation at their companies, CIOs don't have to "own" all technology.
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Mobile 1st? Mobile only? What it really means to go mobile
InfoWorld
Three years ago, mobile apps were frowned upon as a fad by IT — "you can't do anything real on a phone or tablet" was a common statement. Today, every tech vendor and consultancy is telling IT to go mobile only or at least mobile first.
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Enterprise startups draw CIO attention
CIO
It's an exciting time to be a CIO. Technology is increasingly seen as a primary business driver, an engine of innovation and a true competitive advantage for many companies. Although the influx of consumer devices and the general consumerization of IT certainly create challenges in terms of process, policy and security, overall, the CIOs look quite favorably upon this whole trend.
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How to crush departmental silos
By Deborah Wipf
Have you ever been frustrated with another department at your company? Wondered why they just don't "get it"? Ever considered they might be feeling the same way about you? The phrase "departmental silos" refers to the lack of communication and understanding between departments that leads to inefficiencies, duplicate work and a decline in morale. Here are several ways to get rid of those silos and improve relationships.
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The CMO/CIO bond: How solid is yours?
Marketing Daily
While CMOs often save time by developing tech-driven programs that somehow bypass their IT departments, going rogue usually backfires, according to a new report from Forrester. In fact, CMOs who actively work to build strong relationships with their IT counterparts have the most success with marketing innovations.
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Big data will drive the industrial Internet
CIO
While most big data headlines focus on sentiment analysis and other marketing activities, multinational conglomerate GE sees a future in which machine-to-machine communication and big data analytics spur a wave of innovation on par with the Industrial Revolution and the Internet Revolution.
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CIO of the future: Innovator or ERP baby sitter?
ITworld
As infrastructure and applications continue to migrate to outsourcers and into the cloud, IT should be taking the lead in business process innovation. CIOs should be playing a key role in identifying opportunities and figuring out how to drive products to market sooner. But, despite all of the success stories one hears from speakers at conferences, IT executives can be heard muttering that in their own organizations they have been pushed to the periphery in such discussions. Too often, the road to business process transformation runs around IT — not through it. IT may execute, but it does not lead.
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Mobile app revolution means new management tools for IT
TechRepublic
An array of new management tools for securing, distributing and performance-testing mobile apps and devices will have to be evaluated by enterprise IT. Here are three key areas on which to focus.
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11 ways to make health care IT easier
CIO
The life of a health care CIO is not an easy one. In addition to the myriad enterprise IT challenges faced by the typical CIO, technology professionals working in health care face HIPAA privacy and security laws, government mandates to implement or update electronic health record technology and, above all, a culture built on paper charts, paper prescriptions and folders upon folders of medical records.
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