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SIM Advanced Practices Council announces release of 'Harvesting External Data: The Potential of Digital Data Streams'
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SIM's Advanced Practices Council announces the release to SIM members its report, "Harvesting External Data: The Potential of Digital Data Streams." Based on research sponsored by the APC, the report explains how to acquire, understand, and use real-time digitally generated data for new value creation opportunities through digital data stream generation and aggregation as well as services, efficiency, and analytics. Authors Gabe Piccoli and Federico Pigni also explore why a firm needs capabilities in datasets, toolsets, skillsets and mindsets to exploit a digital data stream strategy. They end with recommendations for developing the needed skills, examining current opportunities, creating digital data streams when opportunities arise and being alert to the digital data streams you already have. The report is available for download from SIM's Online Store.

Who are America's top CIOs?
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Who are the top CIOs? The annual batch of Transformational CIO Leadership Awards, released recently, named names. Hunter Muller, president and CEO of HMG Strategy, said in a statement that the honorees "represent the absolute best of world-class IT leadership," and added that this "singular group of amazing corporate leaders" serve as role models for IT. More

10 mobility trends CIOs should watch
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Mobile technology will continue to remake corporate technology use in 2013, but in some ways that may surprise and even delight CIOs. The surprise: tablet use will flatten out, at about 30 percent of employees. So said Yankee Group analyst Chris Walsh, who listed his predictions for 2013 in a recent webinar. Walsh said his data "suggests that employees still prefer laptops or desktops, even smartphones over tablets, for a range of business tasks, like learning about or purchasing business apps, making payments and doing social messaging." More

6 CIOs share their strategic visions for 2013
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If your IT organization doesn't have a clear core strategy, it's easy to get caught up in — and spend too much on — technology trends. Learn about six CIOs' strategies for 2013 and see how they compare to your plans for the rest of the year. More

CIOs have become creative dealing with big data
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Cynthia Stoddard, at 56, loves cross-country skiing and even skiing downhill, just to keep her reflexes in top form. As the senior vice president and CIO of NetApp, she believes agility is the current call in international IT business. "It's a business wand, not a technical wand that a CIO is sought to wield, in these days of rapid flux in business opportunities," she said. More

Avoiding 12 common IT hiring mistakes
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Bringing a new hire into your IT department can boost output and help reach you business goals, or create missed deadlines and damage morale for your entire IT team, writes Rich Hein, who collected a dozen tips from five IT hiring experts for an article in CIO. Those tips extend to the process both before and after the interview. More

CIO master class: Choose your public-speaking style
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Anybody who manages people has to have some ability to figure out what motivates them. In fact, playing psychologist is one of the most important tasks C-level executives must perform — CIOs probably more than most, because IT touches almost every part of modern business. More

Looking to share your expertise?
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of SIM Connect, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of SIM, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Colby Horton to discuss logistics and payment. More


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