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SIM is pleased to request your chapter's participation in the 2013 SIM Leader of the Year Award program. This award recognizes members who contributed to the growth, advancement and excellence of SIM at the local, national or international levels. If your chapter selects a Chapter Member of the Year, you can nominate the same person for the 2013 SIM Leader of the Year!
The deadline to submit a nomination is Sept. 23, and we hope to have at least one nomination from every SIM Chapter! We thank you in advance for your kind dedication, leadership and teamwork to help ensure that we and you can recognize your strongest SIM contributor(s) within the last 12 months.
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BYOD: The new battleground for CIO value
Today's business users expect instant access to all work-related services and data from their personal mobile devices, challenging IT to re-think long-held ideas about infrastructure, policies and governance. Because bring your own device reflects massive growth in the consumerization of IT, it has become the battleground on which chief information officers must demonstrate value and relevancy.
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On the evening of Sept. 19, CNBC will air "Rise of the Machines," an hourlong exploration of the coming era of interconnected everything.
Should CIOs across America tune in? This jaded journalist saw the GE logo at the show's start, indicating sponsorship, and got a sinking feeling. GE is one of the major proponents of the value of connected things.
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The Wall Street Journal
Dell Inc. plans to focus on selling business cloud systems, now that shareholders have given the company approval to go private. It remains to be seen, however, whether a company with roots in selling hardware can meet the broader needs of its customers, which run the gamut from providing cloud services to acting as a vendor-neutral cloud broker.
Here's what your CMO is up against
Recently, IT recruiter extraordinaire Martha Heller talked about how demands from the marketing department might affect CIO jobs and teams. Heller mentioned that marketing wants speed, and that's not always a strong point for IT. This article digs more into the CMO perspective. Mark Gambill is chief marketing officer of Vocus, which offers cloud-based marketing software for more than 120,000 customers globally. So he is a marketer, and his customers are also marketers. Gambill points to three trends that marketing faces at this point in time.
CIOs look to shared IT services for government agencies
In a bid to contain costs and glean greater efficiencies from their IT operations, department and agency federal CIOs are looking to consolidate commodity services in a more centralized framework.
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CIOs embracing hybrid cloud model
A majority of CIOs say that hybrid cloud environments, which integrate on-premise and cloud-based applications, helps reduce complexity and increase flexibility, according to a recent SAP survey. Concerns about security, however, are a leading issue.
CIO Insights: IT offshoring/outsourcing — how much is too much?
In this article, three leading Australian technologists discuss how much is too much when it comes to IT offshoring or outsourcing, and when to put your foot down and keep the IT functions in-house that will allow you to do your job well.
Can you really manage customer experience?
McDonald's customer experience management is a good example of what companies can strive to achieve. SAS Customer Intelligence expert John Balla says McDonald's special sauce, so to speak, is that the customer experience is always at the center of its business, and the company keeps it there using an analytically driven optimization process.
7 biggest IT compliance headaches and how CIOs can cure them
IT, security and compliance experts discuss the biggest issues facing companies these days -- and what steps organizations can take to minimize potential regulatory compliance risks and security threats.
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