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SIM members have 1 in 10 chance to win an iPad when you register for SIMposium 2012 in the month of June; member registration rate extended to non-members
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In June, 1 in every 10 SIM member SIMposium 2012 registrants will win an iPad! SIMposium 2012 will be held October 28-30 at The Gaylord Texan Hotel and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas — just minutes from DFW Airport. The theme of SIMposium 2012 is CIO Means Business — focusing on the expanding role of the CIO as IT increasingly becomes the core of business operations.

Also, In June and July, the SIM member registration rate of $895.00 is being extended to non-members. We encourage you to invite your colleagues and business partners to share in the educational and networking opportunities at SIMposium.

The changing role of the IT pro
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According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, IT professionals have very little to worry about when it comes to job security. Aside from health care-related services, IT ranks at the very top of nearly every list with respect to long-term job prospects. Even so, this macroeconomic view hides an important microeconomic truth for IT professionals today: Despite the stability of the IT job market, there is nothing particularly stable about the role. In fact, it's a role that's very much in flux. More

The CIO job: 10 skills needed to land the top position
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If there's one word to describe the multitude of talents organizations list in their CIO job posts, the word "chameleon" comes to mind. The CIO positions being advertised today are not for the faint of heart or for people who can't solve conflicts fast. More

Curtains for CIOs? 5 tips to put them back in the spotlight
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Technology is increasingly being purchased and consumed by the business rather than by the IT department. It's a trend that has led a number of experts to believe that the CIO will struggle to survive. They see the only answer for IT leaders is to take an operational view and to become more involved in line-of-business activities. But isn't it inherently naive to suggest that the CIO role is on the way out? Who will manage remaining enterprise IT assets and who will provide a strategic take on the technology and applications of the digital era? More

Forrester: IT-centric enterprise BI models unsustainable
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Enterprise business intelligence models that are too heavily IT-centric are unsustainable, a new report from Forrester Research cautioned. Increasingly, businesses that want to develop robust business intelligence capabilities will need to adopt self-service BI tools and methodologies in order to succeed, Forrester noted. More

Talking tech is now fashionable among non-tech execs
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For years now, CIOs have been cautioned not to sound too technical around senior management, but word on the street is that it is becoming fashionable to talk tech with the big wigs. More

CIOs can demonstrate leadership by relinquishing control
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What can a CIO do to avoid becoming disenfranchised when their business partners bypass their department? Rather than get frustrated, CIOs need to start decentralizing their organizations more than ever. While some have done this with mixed results, now is the time to accelerate the process of real business integration. More

3 steps to becoming a successful CIO
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The role of the CIO is a tough one, and success doesn't come easily. Surveys suggest that a CIO's job tends to be insecure and that the average CIO lasts only a few years in post. But why is the CIO role so tough? The key is to understand the nature of the challenge. Successful CIOs know that their role has three critical tasks: Keep the systems running, control IT costs and help to improve the business. More

The big data challenge: How to develop a winning strategy
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Developing a winning Big Data strategy is challenging because it is as much about getting ahead of the trend and acquiring talent as it is about investing in new technology. To be successful, you will need data scientists on your team, professionals who are adept with the analytical and visualization tools required to process and recognize patterns in data and who are equally comfortable with business concepts and operations. EMC's Howard Elias recommends three steps to help ensure your organization has the people it needs. More

Why CIOs must master the art of hiring
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Talent management is a critical skill for CIOs now and will soon be indispensable for setting up IT outposts globally. Here are some expert tips for excelling as a global talent scout. More
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