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John Zachman announced as SIMposium 2011 General Session speaker
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John A. Zachman is the originator of the "Framework for Enterprise Architecture," which has received broad acceptance around the world as an integrative framework, or "periodic table," of descriptive representations for enterprises. Zachman is not only known for his work on Enterprise Architecture, but is also known for his early contributions to IBM's Information Strategy methodology (Business Systems Planning) as well as to their executive team planning techniques (Intensive Planning). Hear insight from Zachman as he shares his knowledge and experience at SIMposium2011 in Orlando, Fla., November 13-15. Register today to take advantage of the early-bird rate — which has been extended through April 30! More

Amazon outage sparks frustration, doubts about cloud
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Amazon's prolonged outage of cloud services has the potential to set back cloud adoption by giving businesses — especially those already on the fence — a strong reason to go slow. And for those companies that sell cloud services, it means they now have to sell against a new benchmark in unreliability. More

Why you don't need a cloud computing strategy
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You must view cloud computing as part of a complete IT strategy, argues Peder Ulander, CMO of He shares five guidelines to use as you identify the right areas for cloud adoption your business. More

Global CIO: How the cloud changes what IT pros do
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As companies move more of their software to the cloud, there are some indispensible skills IT pros need to hone or acquire, and they're not technical skills. They'll need to be better business problem solvers, big-picture thinkers, and first-rate program managers — people who can drive projects to the finish, not just take orders and knock out the technical piece of it. More

IT pros would take salary cut to telecommute
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A significant number of IT professionals say they'd take a salary cut for the chance to work from home full-time, according to a survey from tech job site Dice. Though more employers have embraced telecommuting in recent years, indications are that many technology leaders feel reluctant to support it. Pointing to an unemployment rate of only 4 percent among IT professionals and shortages in certain fields, Dice Managing Director Alice Hill asserts that telecommuting would let managers draw from a larger pool of talent in which the skillset, rather than the location, is ideal. More

Social networks blur CIOs' work and outside lives    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
The consumerization of IT is pushing social media onto the business agenda and blurring links between CIOs and their external lives. More

Successful tech startups offer IT tips for CIOs
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Successful technology startups are usually keen to draw attention to their hot products, not to their internal use of IT. But companies such as Groupon,, Zendesk and SlideShare can offer CIOs lessons from what they've accomplished with limited resources, a blank slate for IT infrastructure and their finger on the pulse of the latest IT tools and services. More

Contemporary CIO roles and challenges
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According to a recent Wall Street Journal article entitled "The View From the CIO's Office," the role of today's CIO has not just changed, but rather their roles have gone through an expansion of responsibilities. Three CIOs were interviewed about the challenges they face in their roles at large companies. Here are some of their key points. More

Cloud development: 9 gotchas to know before you jump in
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Application development and testing in the cloud are gaining popularity, as more businesses launch public and private cloud computing initiatives. Cloud development typically includes integrated development environments, application lifecycle management components and application security testing components. Although technology executives and developers with experience in cloud-based development say there are clear benefits to developing in these environments, they also caution that there are challenges and surprises to look out for. More

3 steps to effective succession planning
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Most companies do one of two extremes when it comes to succession planning: Nothing at all; and/or a very cumbersome process with lots of documents and checkpoints for multiple candidates which never amounts to anything. Think about succession planning in its core form: How do you get someone (specific), ready to take your (specific) job? Every manager should be thinking about this. More

Quora: The next social network IT pros need to know?
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Quora is an increasingly popular social network for asking and answering questions on topics ranging from how Britney Spears was discovered to how to flee Tokyo following an earthquake. But the venture-funded startup, which was formed by a couple of ex-Facebook execs, is also filled with plenty of crowdsourced expertise about work-related topics for IT pros. More

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