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Announcing SIM's newest chapter: Louisville, KY
SIM
We are proud to launch SIM's newest chapter, Louisville! The chapter's mission aligns with SIM's mission to bring together IT leaders to share, network and give back to the community through the collaboration of the local chapter.

Their first membership meeting will be held on Oct. 14 (check back to the "National Calendar" on www.simnet.org for details).

If you have colleagues in the Louisville area that might not be aware of SIM's newest chapter, please let them know!
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4 tips to help CIOs land a seat on the board
CIO Magazine
To make the jump from IT to a corporate board, CIOs have to change their thinking. Their mission is no longer all about IT projects, ROI or uptime. It's also about educating boards of directors about IT risk, competitors and digital disruption.
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Study: CEOs have strong faith in IT and their CIOs
FierceCIO
A vast majority of CEOs have confidence that their IT department will play a critical role in the success of their organization in 2015. That is the finding of a new study by IT staffing firm Modis, which says that an overwhelming 93 percent of CEOs have confidence in IT's ability to bring value to the organization and help drive growth.
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3 reasons CIOs must lose hiring perfection goggles
InformationWeek
Got open IT job slots? Holding out for Mr. or Ms. Absolutely, Completely, Utterly Right is likely to backfire. Here's how to get real and get hiring. Tech hiring is about to heat up significantly, say reports from Dice.com, InformationWeek's new Skills Crunch Survey. There's a dearth of qualified candidates and too many posts to fill. Competition for top talent is fierce, and some organizations search for months or even a year to find that perfect employee. But at what cost?
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The golden age of IT: The future is bright — if you embrace the empowered employee
Wired
When thinking about your IT department, words like "user friendly" and "responsive" are not the first that come to mind. More likely, it would be "unresponsive" or even "the department of no." Sadly, if you asked your IT department how they think they're doing, they would say the same. A survey RES software conducted with IDG earlier this year noted that only 28 percent of IT leaders believe they are delivering on business needs effectively.
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Social media rehab for CIOs
CIO Magazine
From CEOs on Twitter to companies crowdsourcing product innovations or rescuing their reputations, social media strategy is becoming a core competency for CIOs and C-suites everywhere. So what should your company be doing differently?
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The future of the CIO
InformationWeek
The history of the CIO is an interesting one. When the chief information officer position was created many decades ago, it was most often filled with the best technologist in the organization. Today, a company is less likely to have a hard-core techie in the CIO seat. And that may be a good thing.
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Research: CIOs miss out on funding for digital innovation
ComputerWeekly
CIOs are missing out on funding to invest in innovative technology despite a projected growth in IT spending this year. Organizations worldwide are stepping up their strategic investment plans in 2014, a survey of 900 IT leaders worldwide claimed. But almost half of the respondents said less than 10 percent of their budgets is devoted to supporting innovation.
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Brace yourself! Your CFO wants a more active IT role
FierceCIO
CIOs that haven't yet cozied up to their CFO had better do so quickly, as new research reveals that CFOs intend to take over a much greater role in digital investment decisions. According to a new research study from Accenture, "The CFO as Architect of Business Value: Delivering Growth and Managing Complexity," organizations have made notable progress in managing external forces over the past three years, but the same cannot be said for internal forces. Many of those are driven by advancements with technology, so CFOs plan to get a lot dirtier in the IT trenches.
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