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SIM leaders come together to share knowledge
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VideoBriefSIM Chapter leaders gathered to share knowledge of programs and ideas at the Chapter Leader Summit, April 28-30 in Dallas. Enjoy this short video that captures some of the event's highlights.

CIO salaries, satisfaction and standing rise
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Results of a recent CIO survey conducted by executive search firm Harvey Nash show that CIOs are earning more money, expanding their responsibilities, and enjoying greater strategic standing and job satisfaction inside their companies. More

The CIOs growing role: IT and innovation
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As 2011 gets into high gear, we are seeing the predicted IT spending increases come to pass, with companies often shifting their focus from cost-cutting initiatives to growth and innovation projects. Accompanying this spending increase is a shift in the role of the CIO towards an architect for business innovation. This increased, highly visible responsibility creates additional drains on CIOs' already limited bandwidth, thus establishing a need to build a framework for innovation that is efficient, creative, fact-based and that supports efficient time management. More

Why the cloud can't be separated from open source
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Open source wouldn't exist without the Internet — so perhaps it was inevitable that open source would get mashed up with cloud computing. It's been that way from the start. Since the very beginning of cloud computing, SaaS providers have tended to prefer the LAMP stack (or some variation) to deliver Web applications. But over the past few years, there has also been a precipitous rise in the number of open source cloud projects. More

Even business-savvy CIOs need a tech brain trust
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Because CIOs are pulled in so many different directions and have to focus on the big picture, it becomes increasingly difficult for them to stay current on the latest technology developments. In larger organizations, many CIOs have CTO counterparts who oversee various aspects of the IT infrastructure, allowing CIOs to focus on business requirements. While the CTO serves as a technical advisor to the CIO in many respects, it's not the CTO's role to act as a sort of technical research assistant. More

Speed to market battles consensus-building
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Striking the right balance between risk-taking individualism and the comfort of consensus continues to be an elusive goal. New ideas are at the core of every meeting, even when we discuss the most mundane topics, and IT pervades many of those discussions. Consensus lowers the risk of idea implementation and presumably results in higher organizational engagement and adoption of change. But consensus takes time — time we often don't have. More

Microsoft's BPOS service outage illustrates cloud conundrum
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Microsoft's well-publicized BPOS service outage illustrates how all cloud services experience downtime. But will that dissuade businesses from jumping to the cloud? More

How CIOs can become business forecasters
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The CIO who can help the boss more accurately predict the future and manage profitability across economic cycles can be indispensable. Chris Curran shares some suggestions on how you can be that CIO. More

How to secure the workplace in a 'post-PC era'    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The rising number of consumer gadgets in the workplace will mean CIOs will have to find new ways of managing technology. CIOs will not be able to stop staff bringing smartphones and tablets into the workplace and need to accept they have to secure a far broader range of devices than in the past, VMware CEO Paul Maritz told the EMC World conference in Las Vegas. More

Microsoft details cloud ops
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Microsoft kicked off its annual TechEd conference much the way it did last year's, heavily touting cloud computing as a more efficient way for businesses to run IT operations. This year, however, company executives provided more details about how organizations can actually use cloud computing day-to-day. More

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