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15 things you will learn at SIMposium 2012
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Join fellow SIM members at SIMposium 2012 Oct. 28-30 at the Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. Here you will have the opportunity to learn how to add value to your organization through panel discussions, presentations and networking events. And you'll learn these 15 things… More

Enterprise Transformation and Integration

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: December 3 – 7, 2012. Location: Penn State University Park Campus. Learn more.

4 reasons IT matters more than ever
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The argument that IT no longer matters has resurfaced. In this age of consumerization, BYOD and the cloud, IT departments are, in fact, vital to any business, able to create value and sort the wheat from the chaff as stakeholders eye new investments or money-saving ideas. More

Why aren't you delegating?
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You have way too much to do, you're buried in work, and it seems there's no way out from under it all. But there is: Delegation. Yes, you know it's important to do and you know it will save you time and help others develop new skills. So why aren't you doing it? More

The 9 most endangered species in the IT workforce
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Darwinism is no stranger to IT. Given the pace of innovation, today's plum post is almost always one shift away from becoming tomorrow's pink slip. But the trends currently taking hold of IT organizations may have a broader impact on IT employment than we've seen in years. More

Time off to innovate: Good idea or a waste of tech talent?
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Sometimes known as Innovation Time Off or ITO, creativity programs aim to battle stagnation on multiple fronts. They give employees the freedom to explore and the ability to be creative, which can improve morale and increase work output. When serendipity strikes, the end result can be a product or feature that boosts productivity, increases corporate revenue, or both. More

4 ways to foster greater accountability on IT teams
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IT managers can assign tasks and enforce best practices but there's no such thing as mandating accountability. In fact, being willing to stick out one's neck and take greater responsibility for IT endeavors is a nerve-wracking proposition. After all, many IT professionals fear that a failed project could easily result in a pink slip. But there are ways IT leaders can foster greater accountability among their developers, engineers and programmers without scaring them off completely. More

Where are the women CIOs? 3 speak out
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The number of female CIOs in the U.S. continues to decline. To find out where the next generation will come from, asked three well-respected women CIOs how more women can make it to the top of the IT ladder — and what advice they have for aspiring women CIOs. More

Why HR gets in the way of IT hiring — and how to change it
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While overall hiring is still slow, a lot of businesses plan to hire IT pros, according to CareerBuilder's mid-year job forecast. That increased competition for tech employees means it's imperative organizations make smart IT hires and choose the best talent available to them. But HR and IT often aren't on the same page during the recruiting process. That could mean the most ideal applicants aren't being forwarded to the IT manager, or the best candidates aren't even applying to the jobs in the first place. It's not either department's fault — it's just that HR and IT are very different areas. IT hiring is often a lot different from what HR usually does, so it takes some extra effort to coordinate. More

4 trends reshaping corporate IT departments
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Easy access to cloud computing resources, the spread of smart mobile devices and the reach of social networking are spurring employees to reinvent how they work. The workforce's embrace of these technologies also forces CIOs to rethink their IT staffing strategy. CEB's Andrew Horne identifies four broad forces reshaping corporate IT departments and updates the roles CIOs should hone in on to give their companies a competitive advantage. More

5 Black Hat security lessons for CIOs
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The Black Hat conference convenes in Las Vegas each year to discuss the latest hacks, cracks and IT security fissures. The crowd ranges from bearded coders wearing T-shirts emblazoned with arcane programming references to straight-backed, men-in-black CIA types lurking on the periphery. CIOs, even if the subject matter is among their least favorite, must pay attention to security. More


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