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SIM Memphis Chapter establishes scholarship for member lost in 9/11 attack
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The SIM Memphis Chapter lost a member of its society in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Gary Lasko was in one of the twin towers on a conference call with his Memphis colleagues when the first plane struck his building. The call was dropped and Lasko is still listed as missing but never forgotten. More

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7 security changes CIOs need to make now
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As our personal and professional lives become more intertwined, the amount of digital data stored and accessed by companies, their employees and staff is staggering. From banking records to medical information, personal identifiers and business transaction histories, a treasure trove of sensitive information is a tempting target to cybercrooks. Moreover, the dramatic increase in cybersecurity attacks in the past few months has shaken consumer confidence. It has also caused the security industry as a whole to re-evaluate the effectiveness of the present methods used to protect data and systems. More

Assessing the impact of application virtualization
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Server virtualization gets most of the glory, but it's application virtualization that may ultimately have a more significant impact on enterprise IT architectures, supporting new modes of business and smoothing the path to the new services-oriented online structure known as the cloud. More

Most CIOs to hold headcount steady; 12 percent plan increases
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While the majority of CIOs plan to maintain their current IT headcount, 12 percent are eyeing expansions and 6 percent are expecting cutbacks in the fourth quarter of 2011. Meanwhile, finding the right talent is getting harder, according to Robert Half Technology. Two-thirds (66 percent) of CIOs surveyed by the staffing firm said it's challenging to find skilled professionals today, compared to 48 percent who thought so in the previous quarter. More

Share your thoughts on SIM membership
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SIM is interested in discovering which of our member benefits are most important to you. Please take a few minutes to complete our 2011 SIM Member Satisfaction Survey. We will use the results of the survey to help understand your needs as we develop future programs. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback.

IT and marketing: 3 steps to work better together
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To compete, entire companies must become customer obsessed, and that will take a new partnership between IT and marketing that most companies aren't close to having. The fact is that we've already leveraged technology just about as much as we can to drive process efficiency. To get to the next level of competition — whether dealing with consumers or business customers — we need to realize how the power in the hands of today's customer has changed our world. More

IT careers 2020: Cloudy days ahead
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When the cloud blots out the classic IT shop, only the tech-savvy business experts will weather the storm. It's only 2010, but already, the savviest companies are well along the path of implementing a kind of two-tiered IT workforce structure. More

10 principles for effective collaboration
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Collaboration is a hot topic in business today. Companies are recognizing that effective collaboration is critical to future business success. Many hope that if they just buy collaboration technology, a miracle will happen, and they will become collaborative companies. The bad news is: They won't! Companies need to develop their collaborative capabilities before implementing collaboration tools. More

7 IT superheroes — and their fatal flaws
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IT superheroes can't fly — at least, not without an airplane. They don't possess X-ray vision or super strength. They won't be found wearing capes or spandex (at work). But the geeks who save the day time and time again for enterprises around the globe exhibit some extraordinary powers. Most organizations can't function without at least one kind of IT superhero — and usually more. But beware: All heroes have fatal flaws, and sometimes a hero is not what he or she seems. Relying too much on geek heroics can backfire badly. Here are seven geek superheroes, one of whom could be a super villain in disguise. More
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