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The Members In Transition program was developed to assist SIM members who are in transition or looking to make a career change, by providing a forum to share leads, connections, opportunities and advice. We encourage all members to join, whether you are looking for a change or just want to help fellow members in need. Start expanding your network today! Visit www.simnet.org/mit or contact Veronica Sullivan for more information.
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Top 10 reasons to bring social collaboration to IT
Forbes
Many organizations talk about the need for improved social collaboration, but they don't always understand what it means or how it can impact the company at large. The era of social business is here. Forward-thinking companies are embracing social technologies as a way to better align key parts of their organizations, and IT departments are driving a lot of these initiatives.
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To be a better leader be a team player: CIO leadership lessons from a pro
Search CIO
According to Carl Wilson, the CIO role will continue to grow in importance if CIOs are willing to work with and within the business. For Wilson this lesson was self-taught. In the early days of his career, when he was still a computer operator, he took careful note of what was happening around him. Typically, business users would agree to the specs of an IT project, IT would go off and work on it and develop something users didn't ask for — or didn't think they did.
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6 things IT managers need to know about hiring vs. training
CIO
In a recent article we looked at doing a skill assessment of IT teams and it raised a question that IT managers and CIOs have to deal with regularly. When do you hire and when do you train and groom internal IT professionals to take over the future needs of the business? The answer will vary depending on a number of variables, but to help sharpen the focus we collected these questions the expert say you need to ask to make the train or hire decision.
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Social IT emerges as a silo smasher for CIOs
CIO Insight
In order to encourage collaboration and otherwise abandon siloed work processes, CIOs and other tech leaders are pushing their organizations to implement what's called "social IT." Social IT is defined as "the use of collaboration-based technologies to enhance communication, productivity, knowledge-sharing and decision-making within IT organizations and between IT and end user communities," according to ITinvolve.
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Why social business should start with the young
Social Business News
There is a widespread heuristic that when it comes to social, the young are our allies. They've grown up with social media so are as familiar with their use as they could possibly be. They know all about sharing content and engaging with people online and should be regarded as the early adopters in any social business efforts you undertake.
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IT spending 101: 4 rules all midmarket CIOs should follow
CRN
One of the biggest mysteries of the midmarket is the total IT spend that takes place on services, software, hardware and networking equipment. Actual dollars spent and allocation of IT as a percentage of revenue varies by company and industry in the midmarket. While industry pundits have long debated this issue, a Gartner initiative led by Research Vice President Jim Browning sheds light on the IT spending and behavior of companies considered midsize enterprises, typically employing between 100 and 1,000 workers.
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14 proven ways to connect with customers
CIO
Today, there are more ways than ever to connect with customers. There's email, social media, mobile, meetings, focus groups, trade shows. The list goes on. But which ways are the most effective? CIO.com asked dozens of business owners, managers and customer relationship experts to find out. Following are their top 14 recommendations for how to connect with customers — and what makes those methods effective.
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Take social collaboration to next level
InformationWeek
Going it alone doesn't work anymore, for companies or for individuals. With technology changing almost daily and increasing pressure to perform, success — for the individual or the organization — will depend upon the ability to amplify learning and accelerate performance improvement within large, diverse ecosystems.
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