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SIM Paper Awards Competition winners
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SIM would like to formally recognize the winners of the 2013 SIM Best Paper Awards Competition. The first place winners are Chetan Sekar, COB Advisory Council Professor of Information Systems, Auburn University and Bill Rushing, Vice President, R&D, Berntsen International Inc., for their paper, "Critical Role of IT in Improving Disaster Management by Digitizing Utility Facility Objects." The reviewer team consisted of three IT industry leaders and three academic professionals in the IT field. The papers were evaluated based upon five criteria: Innovativeness, Impact, Implementation, Re-applicability and Readability. The Best Paper will be presented at the 2013 SIMposium in November in Boston. View the press release here.
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Shutdown could test IT security at federal agencies
Computerworld via Network World
A government shutdown that lasts more than a few days could test the ability of federal agencies to protect their information systems against security threats. Several agencies, over the past few days, have released contingency plans showing that they will have to heavily scale down their IT teams to maintain, manage and protect IT infrastructure during a shutdown.
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The best way to invest in this $50 billion tech trend
Insider Monkey
If you don't stay ahead of the key trends and themes developing in various sectors, you'll be investing in yesterday's technology. And though many industry changes are modest in scope, impacting investing strategies on the margin, a few are monumental.
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IT purchasing: Who decides what tech to buy?
CIO
Lowe's knows a thing or two about buying and selling, so it means something that the Mooresville, N.C., home improvement retailer established a procurement department to help its various divisions make better deals.
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Unlocking your organization's innovation potential
CIO Insight
There is a dearth of top-line growth as the economy continues to bear down on traditional corporate America. Years of cost cutting produced short-term financial gains in order to satisfy Wall Street — often at the expense of the talent infrastructure. Today, the single largest loss in America is our waste of human capital. Consequently, companies now yearn for innovation. Short-sighted "staff redesign" initiatives led to the elimination of highly experienced workers with deep institutional knowledge, leaving behind a disengaged workforce with limited experience. As Steve Jobs understood, deep experience underpins creativity.
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Social media for the CIO: Security
Business 2 Community
An information security regime is only as strong as its weakest link. Unfortunately CIOs and CISOs have had to contend with a growing number of potential weak links, thanks in large part to the consumerization of IT. The bring-your-own-device phenomenon and the explosive growth of social media have combined to provide no shortage of headaches for information technology organizations.
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4 ways CIOs can to respond to a service outage
CIO
Nasdaq and Intermedia are among the latest firms to suffer lengthy — and public — service outages. Eventually, the same thing will happen to you. Here are four key lessons IT leaders can learn from others' mistakes.
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How to get better at communicating a business case
FierceCIO
The ability to build and communicate a credible business case is obviously necessary to the CIO, who must justify funding and resource allocation to the rest of the C-suite. "It is also valuable in helping to rally project support, getting commitments from people based on their understanding why the project is important," says Gale Stafford, author of "Getting Started in the Information Technology Field" and interim manager, analyst resources, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
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Data center transformation must be driven through CIO consolidation
HumanIPO
As technology makes itself prevalent and necessary within most industries, chief information officers are faced with potential challenges within mobile applications, bring your own device, software-defined networks, cloud and usability demands.
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Customer experience not a top focus for CIOs
CIO
Improving the customer experience is not a top focus for CIOs despite much talk about it being core to a technology strategy, a 2013 State of the CIO survey has found. The survey of more than 200 Australian CIOs and IT leaders shows less than a third focus on improving the customer experience by studying market trends and customer needs to identify commercial opportunities. Only 24 percent identify opportunities for competitive differentiation and 22 percent develop new go-to-market technologies.
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