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50 percent off registration for SIM members at No Magic World Conference 2011
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The Second Annual No Magic World Conference will be held Sept. 25-28 at the American Airlines Conference Center in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. Two distinguished SIM members will be delivering important keynote presentations at the conference: John Zachman and Dr. Leon Kappelman. No Magic is offering all SIM members and their direct reports a special discount of 50 percent off the conference registration price when they use the discount code UCRH2011. More

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Last chance to share your thoughts on IT trends
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The deadline to complete SIM's IT Trends Survey has been extended to July 11. Don't miss the chance to share your thoughts on the latest issues affecting the industry in 2011. The complete results will be shared at SIMposium2011 in Orlando, Fla., and available on simnet.org following the conference. More

CIOs moving into the C-suite
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Good CEOs recognize that a good CIO is critical to success for almost any organization. If you were ever in the top IT spot you would understand why. Anyone can spend a $2 million or $200 Million dollar IT budget, but it takes a wise IT pro to spend it efficiently and on the proper set of IT resources and services. More



2012 RLF registration opens July 15
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Learn from an experiential environment featuring new concepts while enhancing interpersonal skills and creating a sense of mission with SIM's Regional Leadership Forum. This intensive, 10-month leadership development program is focused on creating authentic leaders. Don't miss this opportunity. Registration opens July 15. Watch simnet.org for details. More

Does IT deserve a seat at the table?
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Given the current global environment and the competitive advantages technology can provide, it is interesting to see that the role of CIO is typically not present in the boardroom of most medium to large organizations. Other corporate functions are usually present, such as HR, legal and finance, with IT typically reporting into the COO or CFO rather than the CEO. Why is IT left outside? More

Know who your customer is
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Having a clear response to this simple-sounding but complex-to-answer question is essential to business success. It shapes your company's mission, priorities and growth initiatives. Yet, customer confusion seems to be having an adverse impact on some of the most influential IT vendors in the market. More



IT leaders: Cloud will be main platform in Europe by 2014
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The majority of chief information officers across Europe believe the cloud will provide their main IT operating channel by 2014, according to research. While few businesses said they have company-wide implementations of cloud computing to date (16 percent), many enterprises believe the cloud will be their most significant IT operating method by 2014. More

CIO wannabes told to think outside the box
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IT workers who want to be a CIO need to think outside the box — like pushing for staff to spend 10 percent of their time working on something other than operational tasks, according to advice at a recent CIO conference. More

The 4 principles of a successful data strategy
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Many Fortune 500 companies are recognizing enterprise data as a strategic business asset. Leading companies are using troves of operational data to optimize their processes, create intelligent products, and delight their customers. Also, increased demands for regulatory transparency are forcing companies to capture and maintain an audit trail of the information they use in their business decisions. Despite this, large companies struggle to access, manage, and leverage the information that they create in their day-to-day processes. More



How to live with malware infections
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How can you be sure your organization doesn't have insidious viruses or other malware lurking within systems and applications, waiting to inflict damage? You can't. Malware has grown sophisticated to the point where there's no guarantee that it's actually gone, even when you've applied the latest antivirus software. Making matters worse, IT infrastructures are becoming much more complex — with an ever-growing population of devices that give malware even more possible entry points. These days, you have to assume there are some infected PCs or other devices on the corporate network. More

Should your enterprise buy cloud insurance?
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Cloud computing has compelling benefits, but enterprise adoption hasn't been as great as it should be thanks to interoperability issues, IT fiefdoms and fears over security. That's the message from the IEEE, which is suggesting that cloud providers offer FDIC-style insurance as a way to allay security concerns. More
 
 
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