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SIM survey: Share your thoughts on industry trends
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Each year, SIM conducts a survey of the top IT trends based on input from the industry. Add your two cents by sharing your thoughts. Take 10 minutes to complete the 2011 SIM IT Industry Trend Survey by June 30 and help us build this valuable information resource for 2011. More

Workforce of the future puts CIOs in the hot seat
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Social media technologies and a new generation of employees with distinctive work habits and cultural beliefs will be shaping the workforce of the future. Author and independent collaboration and innovation expert Tamara Erickson discusses the forces shaping the workforce of the future, the types of companies that will become world-class powers and why CIOs will be at the center of it all. More

How to argue with the CEO — and win
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Arguments with the CEO are an inevitable aspect of the CIO role, whether they're knock-down-drag-out battles or civil attempts to persuade the CEO on IT matters of importance. They arise in large part from CIOs' inability to communicate on the CEO's level and from CIOs' and CEOs' diverging views on how best to spend the company's money. CIOs who think they should avoid any kind of confrontation with their CEOs are mistaken. Not every CEO wants to be surrounded by yes men; some encourage debate and dissension. More

5 ways a CMS provides value
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There is no question in the IT industry today an effective and actionable configuration management system (CMS) can provide a lot of value. However, a CMS cannot stand alone. It should be supported by a well defined process and provide integration with other processes within the service lifecycle. Without setting appropriate expectations, your CMS could become a "junk drawer" — an unorganized system with incomplete information and no management of the items placed within it. More

Facebook? Twitter? CIOs share seven tips for social media strategy    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
As many as 48 percent of companies still ban their staff from accessing social networks at work, according to research from HCL. The survey suggests many executives believe social tools, such as Facebook and Twitter, are too distracting from day-to-day activities. That perception can be a challenge for modern CIOs who are charged with moderating communication channels, while ensuring the continual flow of information. More

The IT revolution that isn't
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Never has so much change in IT been foretold by so many. Nor have so many people seemed to agree on the general shape that change was taking — from analysts to CIOs to vendors to all kinds of self-styled pundits. You've heard the narrative: IT is being consumerized. As personal devices and cloud services nimbly provide more and more of what business users need to do their work, lumbering IT operations will have less and less to manage outside of a few core applications. More

Midmarket CIOs have analytics on the brain
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Implementing business analytics has risen to the top of midmarket CIOs' to-do lists, according to a new IBM study. Eighty-three percent of midmarket CIO respondents named analytics as their top priority for investments, according to the study. Within the broader category of analytics, 64 percent of midmarket CIOs said they are using data warehousing platforms and visual dashboards. Another 63 percent are using master data management. Master data refers to information entities, such as specific product or supplier names, which are supposed to be consistent across a number of systems and applications within a company. More

Report: Adoption of server virtualization widespread
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A recent Symantec survey on virtualization and cloud computing found adoption of server virtualization is widespread, with more than 75 percent of organizations discussing private and hybrid cloud deployments. Of the technologies evaluated in the survey, which examined how organizations plan to move business-critical initiatives to virtual and hybrid cloud computing environments, server and storage virtualization are the most mature with 45 and 43 percent of enterprises implementing, respectively. More

'Impending security standoff' between customers and cloud providers
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The majority of cloud computing providers allocate just 10 percent or less of IT resources to security, according to a survey from CA and security research firm the Ponemon Institute. The research showed that less than half of the respondents agreed or strongly agreed that "security is a priority." The study found that cloud providers are more focused on delivering benefits such as reduced costs and speed of deployment, rather than security. The results of the survey, said the companies, suggest there is a "pending security standoff between cloud providers and cloud users." More

CIOs reveal hiring projections for third quarter
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Technology executives forecast continued information technology hiring activity in the third quarter of 2011, according to the Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index and Skills Report. In the latest quarterly survey, 7 percent of chief information officers said they plan to expand their IT departments, and 3 percent expect cutbacks, for a net 4 percent projected increase in hiring. Eighty-seven percent of CIOs are confident in their companies' growth prospects in the next three months, a seven-point increase from last quarter. More
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