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SIM unveils 'Wisdom of Clouds' study
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The Society for Information Management has released a new study, "Wisdom of Clouds," that examines the benefits and offers strategies to consider when provisioning and consuming information through cloud services. The report, released by SIM's Advanced Practices Council of senior IT executives, concludes that while cloud computing does present risks in the form of data security, regulatory and compliance barriers, CIOs cannot afford to wait for every uncertainty to be resolved before examining and pursuing cloud business models. The report finds that cloud strategies also mitigate other kinds of risks, including fluctuating demand and waste through overcapacity; inefficiencies of owning or scaling processes; and stifled innovation in the face of time and cost to ramp projects. For more information, visit

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CIOs have need for speed
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Ask CIOs what they're worried about, and the No. 1 answer is speed. Fifty-seven percent of the IT leaders who responded to the InformationWeek 2012 Global CIO Survey cite "can't implement fast enough" as a top concern. The next biggest worry — not having enough budget — is fairly close, cited by 48 percent, followed by having no system to prioritize projects at 22 percent, having a poor understanding of customers (17 percent) and having poor relationships with business units (15 percent). It's an important finding from this year's Global CIO survey. More

5 overlooked BYOD mistakes to avoid
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Businesses of all shapes and sizes are struggling with the bring your own device phenomena. On one hand, BYOD is a boon. Employees get the devices they like. Often they pay for them out of their own pockets, and productivity goes up. On the other hand, support costs can also go up, bandwidth may become saturated and, if policies aren't crafted well, employees can end up feeling cheated by their employers. Creating a workable BYOD policy isn't rocket science, but it is a delicate balancing act. More

The ballad of the brave CIO
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Few key roles in a company are as dynamic as the CIO has been over the past 20 years. CIOs have come a long way, from implementing hardware and software packages in the 1990s to managing outside contractors when economics pushed IT departments to outsource software development and data centers. Yet another shift is now redefining the role of CIO, driven by two key technologies: Cloud and mobile. More

IT service providers and customers battle over data breaches
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There is no shortage of contentious contractual issues when inking an IT outsourcing deal, but one in particular has both providers and customers taking a hard line today: Liability for data breaches. More

5 signs that you've lost control over your cloud apps
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CIOs are waking up to the reality that they've lost control over access to data stored in software-as-a-service applications purchased by other departments. Here are a few of the most common signs that your identity and access management solution isn't working when it comes to your growing portfolio of cloud applications. More

Is your outsourcer agile enough?
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More companies are choosing agile development to create user-friendly, quickly evolving enterprise apps. Here's how to decide if your outsourcer is up to the task. More

Hiring softens but staffing to remain stable
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Technology executives expect continued IT hiring in the second quarter of 2012, albeit at a slower pace than three months ago, according to the Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index and Skills Report. In the latest quarterly survey, 8 percent of CIOs said they plan to expand their IT departments, and 5 percent expect cutbacks, for a net 3 percent projected increase in hiring activity. Most CIOs plan to maintain their current staff levels: 85 percent of those surveyed plan no change in hiring, up 15 points from the first quarter. More

5 leadership skills CIOs, senators share
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At first glance, Republican Sen. John McCain and FedEx's widely respected CIO Robert Carter may not appear to have much in common. McCain is best known for being a Senate leader and a presidential nominee. Carter, on the other hand, earned his stripes developing and implementing sophisticated IT systems. But if you ask CIO-turned-state-senator John Albers, many of the leadership skills honed in an IT shop are a perfect fit for political office. More

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