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SIM member killed during Hurricane Sandy
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SIM member Beth Everett and her husband, Rich, were killed on the evening of Oct. 29 as a result of a tree falling on their vehicle during Hurricane Sandy. This is a truly tragic event. They leave behind four children. Beth Everett was one of SIM Women's founding members and a longtime SIM New Jersey Chapter member. She was an incredible example of generosity. Beth gave her time consistently to SIM Women particularly around mentoring, was a global board member for the Healthcare Business Women's Association and served on the board for the local Habitat for Humanity. She did all this while raising a family and working, previously as a CIO, and recently consulting at Novartis. Her husband Rich was a wonderful, solid man who was a brilliant research scientist. Beth, Rich and their four children enjoyed traveling, their horses and their tight-knit community in Randolph, N.J. As those who knew Beth have been asking how they can help, below is the address for a fund established to help the children.

Everett Family Fund
c/o TD Bank
535 NJ Route 10
Randolph, NJ 07869




Sustainable IT strategy drives socially responsible business practices
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Organizers and attendees recently gathered in New York at the BSR 2012 conference, during which representatives of such leading global companies as Nike, Target and AMD shared their ideas on how to run more socially responsible businesses, from smart energy consumption to sustainable IT strategy to risk management. What does this have to do with CIOs and IT strategy? Plenty, when you consider that how businesses are run sustainably for the long term has a major impact today on how they manage risk and how they appeal to customers and investors. More

Manage your assets to cut costs and plan capacity
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By managing IT assets effectively, CIOs can ascertain the cost of delivering IT services. IT departments may have run an inventory check on servers, desktops and storage, and an annual software license audit. But IT asset management will need to be more granular in the future, especially as more services are virtualized. More

Are we giving CIOs an inferiority complex?
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Are people losing respect for the CIO profession, or have they just lost their perspective? While other C-level executives command authority and are lauded for IT savvy if they know how to buy a cloud service, CIOs are nitpicked for spending too much time on their core technology competency and not enough time parked in other parts of the business. More



Hudson: Technology trends and employee behavior affects hiring
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Changing business demands and technology trends, such as cloud computing, mobility and the consumerization of IT, are changing the role of CIOs and redefining the skills needed to be successful, according to talent solution company, Hudson. In its latest report, "Hudson ICT Leaders Series report, Cloud, BYOD & Teleworking: Mastering the Skills Mix for Today's IT Function," it found that there has been a seismic shift away from operationally focused IT functions to business technology teams who work with the organization to drive business outcomes. More

Is DC the next great tech startup hub?
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Washington, D.C., officials and local entrepreneurs are weighing efforts to transform the nation's capital into a haven for angel-backed, emerging tech ventures. They pointed out the shifting dynamics for funding startups as cloud computing, open source software and other industry trends lower the cost of setting up a business, potentially diminishing the importance of traditional venture capitalists. More

CIO's corner: Achieving a balance
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All too often, a CIO is unfairly characterized as either technology-focused or business-focused; as more concerned with either infrastructure performance or business excellence. It seems to me that this completely misses the point. A CIO has probably the most complex C-level position in an enterprise, one that requires an artful balance among four entirely different constituencies, often with competing values and needs. How a CIO balances these is the single largest determinant of success. More

10 trends CIOs should watch in 2013
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Not that long ago, the enterprise was predictable year in and year out. Now CIOs knew that in the current year they would be using BlackBerry smartphones, and the next year they would be using the same devices. The cloud was something they heard vendors talk about, but not something that worried them. And the very idea that employees would come into the office with their own products and demand that the IT staff add corporate data to them was laughable. Major decisions were made, but one might argue that they were easier to make. Now, however, the corporate world is in a different place. More


 

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