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SIM selects Boston as host city for SIMposium 2013
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The Society for Information Management Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Boston has been selected as the location for SIMposium 2013. SIMposium 2013 will be produced by SIM and the SIM Boston Chapter. "I am very excited about the Boston Chapter being selected as the host for SIMposium 2013. SIM Boston is our largest chapter, with over 500 active members. I am confident they will be enthusiastic hosts for the activities, sessions and exchanges taking place at the event," said Andrew C. Jackson, SIM Management Council member responsible for conferences and seminars. More

6 rules to help CIOs, CMOs be smart partners
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The chief information officer and the chief marketing officer should share the new title "chief revenue officer," and they should both be held accountable for reaching revenue targets. This suggestion, offered by marketing expert Tim Pearson, gets to the heart of the need for better cooperation between IT and marketing. It's an imperative that's all the more urgent now that e-commerce and digital marketing have emerged as the big revenue drivers in so many industries. Trouble is, CIOs and CMOs too often compete. More

Self-service IT: Are users up for the task?
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Self-service procurement. Self-service business intelligence. Self-service recovery. User provisioning in private clouds. It's a wondrous world for end users today as IT departments roll out tools that hand them the reins to the data and services they desire, whether it's instant access to their employee benefits accounts or a deep dive into corporate data stacks that were once off-limits. But all this user empowerment raises a question: Are users up to their new role? More

7 signs you've outsourced too much
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Have you outsourced too many IT services? Once an organization gets a taste of the benefits of IT outsourcing, the hunger for more naturally increases. But the ROI quickly diminishes as internal IT service organization shrink. If these seven traits apply to your company, you've outsourced too much. More

IT risks are manageable
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The enterprise ecosystem is changing at an unprecedented rate and though helpful in adapting to this change, technology is also making it difficult to keep up with the myriad threats to your IT organization. So where do you begin? More

Ubiquitous computing and the role of the CIO
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We're living in the world of ubiquitous computing. Yes, it's finally here. After 20 years of waiting, we can all take satisfaction that the benefits ascribed to ubiquitous computing are, or will be, ours. But what does ubiquitous computing mean for citizens of this new world and for the people who will help bring it about? More

IT looking out for the business in services broker role
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An increasing number of CIOs see the "hybrid IT" or the "IT services broker" model as a strategy that just makes sense. Given the competition from business users bypassing IT to buy cloud solutions on their own, as well as and their desire to consume IT as a service, IT must step in and become a services facilitator. Gone are the days of the CIO as technology manager, says Brian Hopkins, analyst at Forrester Research. More

Technology policy agenda items you need to watch
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From providing more spectrum space for wireless providers to battling online piracy to creating cybersecurity policy to protecting intellectual property, expect things to heat up in Washington this year. So pour yourself a cup of coffee and read on to learn how lawmakers will impact the tech world in the year ahead. More

Survey: Consumerization creates IT management blind spots, increases business risk
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As end users bring their own devices to work, download apps and sign up for cloud services, it's getting harder for IT to maintain application visibility and control performance. In addition to introducing IT management blind spots, trends such as consumerization, mobility and cloud computing are also increasing business risk, according to a survey of CIOs from around the world. More
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