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Members In Transition group available to SIM members
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The Members In Transition (MIT) group was developed to assist SIM members in need by providing a forum to share leads, opportunities and advice. Open to all members, the group promotes interactive collaboration not only by those seeking a job, but members willing to help fellow members and professional recruitment professionals wishing to share tips or even fill a position. Contact SIM Headquarters for more information or to join.

Enterprise Integration & Transformation

Penn State, in affiliation with Gartner, is delivering a unique executive education program for creating an effective enterprise architecture that drives business outcomes. This 4-day program provides insight on critical enterprise principles and a roadmap for achieving sustainable organizational integration and transformation. Date: February 20-24, 2012. Location: Penn State University Park Campus. Learn more.

CIO version 6.0: You are the business
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Despite several generations of executive-level maturity, the CIO role still finds itself playing second fiddle when it comes to full integration with its business peers. Many CIOs say there's still a fundamental disconnect between them and their business-executive peers on several key strategic issues, including the need to efficiently manage expenses and the marketplace threat from competitors. So the fundamental questions remain: Why is this so, and what, if anything, might be done about it? More

The BYOD troubleshoot: Security and cost-savings
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Bring-your-own-device, or BYOD, programs in the enterprise can liberate employees and trim the bottom line. But it also brings hidden costs and security risks to a corporate network. Here's what enterprise IT is doing to secure personal devices and maximize the ROI potential of the BYOD movement. More

4 critical trends in IT business continuity
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In IT, failure is not an option. Not surprisingly, organizations have made it a high priority to develop and implement reliable business continuity plans to ensure that IT services are always available to internal users and outside customers. But recent technology developments and trends, most notably server and desktop virtualization, cloud computing, the emergence of mobile devices in the workforce and social networks, are having an impact on how enterprises handle IT business continuity planning and testing. Much of the impact is for the better, experts say, but these trends can also create new challenges for IT, information security and risk management executives. More

7 habits of innovative IT leaders
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Writing about innovation is a lot like writing about politics or the environment: The subject matter is so broad and complex that it defies tidy overviews and prescriptions. With that qualifier in mind, here are some best practices to consider. More

Power your mobile strategy with a cloud
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Mobile devices will soon be driving cloud computing — and vice versa. It's very sensible to use a private cloud for security, management and other aspects of mobile applications. But getting there will require planning and investment by IT. More

The need for business analysts greater than ever
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Once considered one of the most valued positions in IT, the business analyst role has been decimated by the recession as cost cutting and a myopic focus on lean ops have done away with much of the bridge building between IT and the business. Now that it appears the economy has finally turned a corner, there is greater need than ever for this once vaunted position. More

Cloud services face taxing dilemma
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States are having a hard time keeping up with the cloud, especially when it comes to taxing it. There have been a bevy of rulings by various states in the past few years related to how cloud services are taxed, but a recent ruling in Utah could be one of the furthest reaching decisions on the topic to date. And experts say it could begin a wave of more states looking to expand their policies of how taxes are collected on the fast-growing adoption of cloud services. More

Tips to avoid gridlock in the cloud
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Cloud Apps are inherently loosely coupled — they're small, simple and separable. But there's still the potential for some serious traffic jams when it comes to deployment. Find out the new rules of the road. More

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