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Act now to save $200 on SIMposium 2012 registration
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SIMposium 2012 registration fees will increase on June 1 — register now to save up to $200! SIMposium 2012 will be held October 28-30 at The Gaylord Texan Hotel and Convention Center in Dallas. Make plans to join us Saturday, Oct. 27 for the SIMposium 2012 Golf Tournament at Cowboys Golf Club — the only NFL-themed golf course in the nation! Go to register and for more information on the conference and the golf tournament. Or email any questions to

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.

Future CIOs will have careers blending non-tech with traditional IT
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Next-generation CIOs will have to consider how technology affects other corporate departments as well as handle traditional IT management functions, especially those accompanying mobile device management and greater data analysis, according to panelists who spoke at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. More

CIOs not always engaged on cloud, analytics, social
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Some CIOs and IT departments are missing the mark with innovation and executive engagement, which threatens new sources of revenue and competitive advantage, according to new survey results from McKinsey & Co. More

Does IT need an image makeover?
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CIOs charged with running the IT architecture have to communicate value to an increasingly technically literate audience. They have to deal with high user expectations, pushed upwards as employees in the age of consumerization often have better access to technology at home than in the workplace. But help can come in the form of a carefully-honed communications strategy, and leading CIOs are already drawing on external expertise to prove the business benefits of IT. More

CFOs take growing interest in IT
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Chief financial officers and other senior financial executives are taking a greater interest in, and making more decisions about IT than previous years, according to a new report — but that's no reason for IT executives to fear for their jobs. The increased involvement by those executives demonstrates that they appreciate the value of information technology, and puts them in a position to work with CIOs to further IT's ability to create strategic value, according to Gartner. More

Enhancing workforce mobility with consumerization
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Within the last few years, businesses have undergone a major transformation as the consumerization of IT makes its way into the enterprise and bring-your-own-device policies become more prevalent. In order to strategically embrace this trend, CIOs must understand how these changes have and will continue to impact the enterprise. More

Why CFOs love cloud metrics — and when CIOs need to push back
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Many CIOs already know their CFOs are gaga for the cloud — and have a strong inkling why. Cloud computing solutions come cheap. Even better, they offer the ability to move IT costs — a behemoth of the balance sheet — from capital expenditures to operating expenditures. CIOs need to partner closely with their CFOs, understanding the cloud metrics CFOs find attractive, but, more critically, pushing back when cloud computing does not serve the enterprise well. More

Global business services net big returns
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By interlocking business services, companies gain customer knowledge, efficiency and speed. The payoffs are huge, but laying the groundwork for IT standardization is no easy task. More

Cloud computing: Is it right for you?
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How do you know if cloud computing makes sense for your organization? And if it makes sense for your organization what sort of services should you buy into? Here are the questions to ask. More

CIOs mull how to innovate and tighten belts simultaneously
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CIOs face a common set of thorny challenges these days, namely the pressure to deliver innovations even as they seek to cut or hold down spending. More
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