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Pre-ICIS 2013 Academic Workshop: Call for Papers
SIM
You are invited to submit an abstract for presentation at the pre-ICIS 2013 SIM Academic Workshop to be held from 10-5 p.m. Dec. 14 in Milan, Italy. This year's workshop will include invited presentations that focus on the theme: The Business Payoff of Cloud Services.
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CIOs across the globe worry about hidden costs of the cloud
TMCnet
Despite the fact that the cloud is getting more and more popular all the time, there are still plenty of people who have some real trust issues when it comes to the cloud. A new study by Compuware shows that when talking to CIOs in the business world, there is still a large amount of worry about poor end user experiences. Another big fear that chief information officers are looking at when it comes to the cloud is hidden costs that might pop up from using the service.
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Combating the slowdown: Ideas by CIOs for CIOs
PCQuest
We all know that the entire world is passing through an economic crisis, and how organizations are doing cost cutting like there's no tomorrow just to stay afloat. It's also a known fact that technology can help in these times. To find out how it's actually helping, this time during the Best IT Implementation Awards process, one simple question was asked to all the CIOs — to tell us one idea that they've adopted which is doing wonders or is likely to do wonders for their organization.
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Bridging the gap between the CIO and the board
CIO
The communications gap can be wide between the CIO and the board but the right information will give IT leaders a voice at the executive table, says executive mentor Christina Gillies. At a recent conference, Gillies provided advice on how CIOs can better connect with the board and provide directors with a useful and non-confusing picture of IT and its contribution to business strategy.
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What CIOs need to know about software defined networking
CIO
Software defined networking applies the abstraction concepts of hardware virtualization to networking infrastructure. This works well for cloud implementations, which need significant configuration and planning. But SDN and network virtualization may still be too immature for prime time.
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Does anyone in IT truly relax on vacation?
Computerworld
That IT professionals work on vacation is as obvious as sand on a beach. Some see it as part of the job bargain, and maybe there's something to relish about being indispensable. One recent survey found that 67 percent of senior IT professionals are expected to be available during vacation, said TEKsystems, a staffing agency that conducted the research.
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15 ways to screw up an IT project
Computerworld
There must be 50 ways to screw up your IT projects. Indeed, ask IT executives and project management experts, as CIO.com did, and they will rattle off dozens of reasons why projects go astray. For the sake of brevity, however, we are starting with the top 15 ways to derail a project — and how to avoid these project management pitfalls.
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3 keys to better IT, business communication
FierceCIO
If IT really is out of sync with the business, communication is the solution. CIO consultant Abbie Lundberg notes three essential — and simple — communication strategies. Today, a large business can have more detailed knowledge of its customers than ever before. It can have better visibility into its supply chain. The doors opened by IT are almost limitless. But sometimes organizations feel like "IT" — the department — is more likely to slam doors than open them.
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10 big data trends changing the face of business
CIO
Big data is slowly but surely changing the way companies do business. Here's a look at 10 trends shaping big data and the future of business.
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