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Learn to successfully align IT with business
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All SIM members are invited to join the Enterprise Architecture Working Group at their next meeting Sept. 16-17 in Washington, D.C. To view meeting details and the agenda, download the meeting announcement here.

**This meeting is also available online if you are unable to attend in person.**

All staff from your organization are eligible to attend the working group meetings to discuss aligning IT with business for a membership investment of $300 per company. Individuals are also invited to join for only $75. This investment covers the September meeting and all meetings in 2014!

In a world of rapid change, organizations need to clearly visualize the functions of operations across all departments. Don't miss this chance to share challenges in a candid forum of fellow SIM members and identify solutions that you can apply immediately to your organization.

For more information about this program, click here or contact Bill Peterson at bpeterson@liquidhub.com or 610-804-3004.
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Westpac CIO: Customer experience is core to our technology strategy
CIO
The rise of digital, mobile and social media have put customers at the center of the banking experience, and organizations must align technology innovation with their real-time needs to remain relevant, says Westpac Group's CIO Clive Whincup.
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How to attract young talent: 10 tips
InformationWeek
To keep your company competitive, you need to hire bright young talent. And to hire bright young talent, your company has to be competitive — especially when it comes to technology. When deciding which job offer to accept, millennials place a lot of weight on a company's IT posture. Here are 10 things IT professionals can do to attract Generation Y to the business.
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Is analytics the solution to the big data problem?
CIO Insight
Big data is proving to be an important trend in the enterprise. Companies around the globe are investing heavily in big data, and more firms than ever are trying to determine how they can best use the mountains and mountains of information in their possession. Software like Hadoop helps with data analysis since it crunches data and converts it into data loads that can be more easily analyzed and used for business use, but a recent survey of 200 IT professionals from IT operations company Evolv indicates that the main issue companies are having with big data is analyzing it all and packaging in such a way as it becomes actionable.
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IT hiring: Your text resume is so last century
Computerworld
Tim Ondrey has glimpsed the future of the job-search market, and it's going multimedia. Already, he has had one friend using a blog and a 30-second video to apply for a marketing job and another, an IT colleague, interviewing via Skype for a developer position. Ondrey figures it's just a matter of time before he — and everyone else — uses more than just an old-fashioned resume to land his next job.
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Data sovereignty is back on the agenda
New Statesman
Growing numbers of CIOs and IT organizations are turning to the cloud to help them gain a competitive edge for the business, cut costs and do more with less. Nearly three quarters of the U.K. CIOs we surveyed in May this year agreed they were using the cloud in some capacity within their infrastructure. One of the key benefits of doing so, the study found, was enabling truly ubiquitous access to business applications on data — anywhere, and on any device.
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Young execs want more IT video tools for work
CIO Insight
Today's top young professionals strongly view high-quality video tech as the future of business communications, according to a recent survey from Cisco. It's understandable, of course, if CIOs chalk this up as just another "millennial thing." But that would amount to flawed thinking. Yes, these professionals are part of the YouTube generation. But, no, they're not seeking an enhanced, business-level video experience because they're incapable of focusing without visuals.
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Plan your work and work your plan: 3 tips toward effective execution
By Adam C. Wright, Ph.D.
Leading a team and getting the job done is easier said than done. In today's market-driven economy where everything is about the bottom line, executives cannot afford to waste resources on personnel who do not know how to execute. Knowing how to effectively execute your work can mean the difference between landing that promotion you've always dreamed about or finding your way to the end of the unemployment line.
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IT job search tips for baby boomers
CIO
You have 25 years of experience as an IT professional, you made it through the dot com boom and the housing bubble. So why is it you can't seem to find a new position in your chosen technology field?
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