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SIMposium call for abstracts
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Presentation proposals are being accepted for concurrent session presentations at SIMposium 2012, the annual conference of the Society for Information Management. The conference will be held at the Gaylord Texan Hotel, minutes from Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, Oct. 28-30. This is an open call, and presenters need not be a SIM member. For more information on submitting abstracts or about SIMposium 2012, click here.

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How to save the IT industry in 4 (not so easy) steps
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Offshore outsourcing is again a hot topic this election year, but the solutions U.S. politicians are proposing will do little to prop up the American IT services industry. If government leaders really want to save U.S. IT jobs, here's what they should do. More

Top technology driven trends for 2012
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No matter what industry you're in, your company can't survive without technology. And these days, even non-technical employees know that technology goes way beyond desktop computers and networks. From smartphones and tablet computers to mobile apps and cloud-based technology, there's a plethora of technological advancements to not only keep track of, but also to profit from. Therefore, as a CIO, it's up to you to anticipate the future technology trends that are shaping your business and then develop innovative ways to implement them in your organization. More

IT's worst addictions (and how to cure them)
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Are you a jargon junkie? Got an insatiable appetite for information? Do you rule over your company's systems with an iron fist? You're going to have to face it — you're addicted to tech. It's not an uncommon problem, but it can lead to bad decisions, lost productivity, wasted money and data breaches, to name a few downsides. Fortunately, there are cures. But first you must admit you are powerless over your addiction to acronyms, dependence on data, and cravings for power. You must resist the illusion you can make your network perfectly secure or that technology can solve all your problems. And you must stop clinging to old ways of doing things or lusting for anything shiny and new. More

CIO, what's your mojo in 2012?
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Modern CIO could be one of the most sophisticated roles in today's hyper-connected, hyper-competitive and hyper-complex world. You may need wear many colors of hats or take many pairs of shoes; you need be both transformational and situational, both innovative and tactical, both business savvy and technology insightful, both communication effective and operation efficient. CIO, what's your mojo in 2012, really? More

Preparing for a mobile-first world
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When smartphones are in the hands of a billion customers, that's not just a trend. That's a moment that requires a huge rethink in how companies do business and build products. That's the upshot of a new study by Forrester Research, which looks at the trends in mobile and their implications as CIOs and businesses adapt to this new form of personal engagement with users via mobile devices. More

Cloud computing can drive business innovation
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Too many companies are experimenting lightly with cloud computing. They're using it to tweak existing operations, as opposed to thinking about how it could revise or re-invent the fundamental way they sell their goods and services, said Saul Berman, global strategy consulting leader in IBM's global technology services. More

How to thrive by embracing disruptive practices
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These are uncertain times, and changes bring both frustrations and opportunities to organizations that are working to sustain stability long enough to return value from the previous round of changes. It's a delicate balance to hold on to in a chaotic environment, but one that can be sustained if, oddly, you're willing to let go. More

Forget public cloud or private cloud, it's all about hyper-hybrid
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Cloud computing has gone from being a promising technology to a reality that brings a unique set of challenges along with benefits. To fully leverage the disruptive potential of cloud without getting trapped in a web of integration complexity, CIOs and their IT organizations need to focus on what it means to rethink their business as a collection of services. More

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