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SIM Regional Leadership Forum Supports
Wounded Warrior Project

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More than 225 participants graduated from SIM's Regional Leadership Forum while at SIMposium 2013. RLF activities at SIMposium included a final session session for each forum, the RLF graduation ceremony, unlimited networking and a fund-raiser for the Wounded Warrior Project. The 2013 RLF class is proud to announce that it raised more than $15,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project, a program that provides programs and services to severely injured service members during the time between active duty and transition to civilian life.

There is still time to register for the 2014 RLF program. SIM member companies will also receive an additional discount of $600.

SIM's Regional Leadership Forum is an intensive, 10-month leadership development program focused on creating authentic leaders. Since 1992, more than 3000 graduates and more than 300 sponsors have found RLF the key to developing leadership effectiveness. The Regional Leadership Forum has graduated more than 3500 people since 1992. To learn more, click here.
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40 percent of IT spending is outside CIO control
Forbes
The good news for CIOs — they still control about 60 percent of the average IT budget in a corporation. The bad news — they think they control 80 percent, according to a survey of member-based advisory firm CEB, which surveyed 165 organizations representing more than £29 billion in IT spending in Europe and the U.S.
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7 things every CIO should know about mobile app development
Finextra
In the years since the launch of the iPhone in 2007 we have seen a huge shift in the power base in the IT world. Probably the most significant change is that your IT department is no longer in total control of the computing power in your business.
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Lessons for HealthCare.gov: Former DHS CIO talks recovery
InformationWeek
Former Homeland Security CIO Richard Spires says the key to running big IT programs — and recovering when they fail — is first-class program management. Few CIOs understand the scope of disciplines needed to manage large-scale IT projects quite like Spires. He led one of the largest business IT modernization efforts ever undertaken by the federal government at the IRS, eventually landing him the top IT spot there, and later, a deputy commissioner role in charge of operations.
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From the White House to publishing, a CIO changes fields
Forbes
When Brook Colangelo joined Boston-based education and trade publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, earlier this year, he did so after having spent almost his entire career in government and nonprofit companies. He had worked with the American Red Cross before garnering his first post as chief information officer for the Democratic National Convention Committee. Colangelo went on to be President Barack Obama's first White House chief information officer. What he found in that role was an organization in need of an IT transformation, and that is exactly what he led there.
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How the enterprise of things is turning the CIO into the chief integration officer
The Next Web
There has never been a more exciting time to be a CIO (seriously). The growth of the Internet of Things gives us an interesting look at how the CIO's role is changing. And, for many companies, this is a change they want — and need — to encourage. The Internet of Things forces us to look at the world — the technology world, at least — very differently. We are managing more devices that feel and look nothing like a computer or even a phone. Even the servers we use to run our businesses are increasingly anonymous, un-named, disposable and virtual.
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The enlightened CIO's guide to running projects
CIO
When David Gollan became group CIO at Perth health fund HBF, he discovered that the 25 projects delivered by IT each year took far too long, were over budget or schedule and could not demonstrate value to the business. Governance was also haphazard at best. Recent changes to the HBF business model meant IT also faced doubling the number of projects they delivered in half the time. Time-to-market had now become critical.
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Rise of CDO creates threats, opportunities for CIOs
FierceCIO
The rise of the chief digital officer is both creating a threat to the job of the CIO and creating a potential new career path opportunity. That is the consensus of some recent articles on the subject of the chief digital officer role, which is gaining momentum in a growing number of organizations. According to the article CDOs are reaching new heights — and quickly, in the MIT Sloan Management Review, there were approximately 75 chief digital officers in 2011. That number has grown steadily, and the Sloan Review estimates there will be approximately 500 by the end of this year.
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The CIO and the help desk disconnect
TechRepublic
Stacked against investments in other areas like new hardware or software purchases, the help desk is often overlooked yet is tasked with a larger support role with each passing year. But it's critical that CIOs currently planning for the next year also include the help desk in their assessment.
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