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Nominate a colleague for SIM membership
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Remember your former colleague, the one who is now the CIO of the wind turbine company? How about the guy you met at Gate E17 while waiting for your delayed flight? You promised to stay in touch; you even connected via LinkedIn. Why not nominate him/her for membership in SIM? Nominees need not work or reside in your area — you can nominate anyone in the country. The process is easy: Simply fill out the nomination form and we'll do the rest! More

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Should CIOs be compliance cops?
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A growing number of organizations are freaked out about how easily sensitive or inappropriate enterprise information can seep into the digisphere. By the same token, between Sarbanes-Oxley, Regulation Fair Disclosure and anti-discrimination laws, a growing number of organizations are intent on making sure their people comply with both the letter and spirit of the law — no matter what medium they use. This is as great a concern in the OECD countries as it is in the U.S. The single most important common denominator to both these rising concerns is the CIO and the IT department. More

Consumerization of IT taking its toll on IT managers
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The use of iPads and Android smartphones for work tasks has obvious benefits to workers, but it's killing IT. Here's a breakdown of some revealing survey numbers about how IT managers feel about supporting various personal devices and operating systems. More

1 in 10 CIOs want to be a 'revolutionary'
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Last July, Deloitte surveyed nearly 1,000 IT executives, most of them at the director or vice president level, about the role of the CIO in their organization. The news flash: There's a sizable gulf between what IT departments are doing and what companies — and presumably the CIOs who participated in this survey — think they ought to be doing. More

The future of IT: Mobile + cloud
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The combination of mobile and cloud technologies can provide both organizations and individuals opportunities to organize their data in more efficient and cost effective ways while also making the data portable. The cloud provides the ultimate convenience in rapid deployment and charges are incurred based on storage and bandwidth usage. Mobile technologies deliver the applications anywhere an end users might need them in a rapid manner. More

Security worries cloud Web migration
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Federal agencies — ranging from the Defense and State departments to the National Institutes of Health — are having second thoughts about moving government secrets and essential functions to the Web in the face of a growing number of cyberattacks from online assailants. The agencies worry that a White House policy instituted late last year requiring them to move services to cloud computing — a policy dubbed "cloud first" — puts their concerns over cybersecurity second. More

How cloud computing is changing data center designs and costs
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One aspect of cloud computing is a dramatic drop in the cost of computing. While many discuss cloud computing's cost advantage in terms of better utilization via resource pooling and rapid elasticity, there is a more fundamental shift going on as data centers are redesigned to focus on scale, efficiency and a shift to commodity components. Put another way, the former cost advantage (utilization, etc.) relies on more efficient use of existing data center design patterns, while the latter relies on transforming the cost basis of data centers by creating new design patterns. More

IT ratchets up social-media involvement
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IT in general appears ambivalent about social media. In a 2009 survey of over 1,400 CIOs by Robert Half Technology, more than half of the respondents said that their companies banned social media use by employees. Another 19 percent said their companies limited social media activity to business use only. When the staffing firm updated its social media survey in May, only 31 percent of the CIOs polled said their companies ban social media outright. More

Looking for a new job? 10 must-haves you need to land your dream role    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Whether you want to get a promotion with your existing employer, or you're looking for a better job somewhere else, simply being good — or even great — at your job is not enough. has put together a list of the 10 must-dos for IT workers and CIOs wanting to stand out as the top candidates for that top job. More
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