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Do you need an executive coach?
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Typically, IT professionals haven't engaged such services at the same pace as other senior managers, say coaches, CIOs and other corporate leaders. But that is changing as tech executives — and their companies — see that IT can gain as much from coaching as the others in the C-suite. In fact, IT leaders may even benefit more, particularly those who rise through the ranks on the strength of their technical expertise rather than their management experience. Read more about how IT leaders, including SIM's Treasurer and board member Caren Shiozaki, are benefiting from executive coaching. 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.

Why CIOs shouldn't be replaced by finance or marketing chiefs
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For years, technology industry pundits have debated whether business-line leaders can be CIOs, or if CIO really stands for "career is over." We have seen some organizations try using business-line executives as IT leaders — and it has not really taken hold. More

The best tech investment I never made: 4 CIOs' tales
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With the pace of tech innovation growing ever faster, IT leaders find themselves under increasing pressure to make one difficult decision over and over: Adopt a promising new technology and risk the unknowns that a new implementation brings, or decline — and risk letting their companies fall behind the technological curve. The wrong decision could destroy a career. More

Does 'shadow IT' lurk in your company?
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Business divisions are bypassing the IT department, making their own decisions to buy cloud-based application services or use mobile devices, raising the specter of so-called "shadow IT" that's outside the knowledge or control of the CIO and the IT staff. More

How to harness the power of consumerization
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The self-provisioning of technology in the workplace by employees, more commonly known as consumerization, is the most dramatic opportunity disguised as a challenge that businesses should embrace. Along with the infiltration of unsanctioned personal devices, applications, and Web services inside the organization, companies are gaining workers who are increasingly self-motivated to be more empowered, engaged and resourceful. More

How green is cloud computing? It's time for CIOs to ask
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Until now, CIOs have turned to cloud computing providers to save time to market, to avoid costly upfront capital investments in infrastructure, for cloud computing's flexibility and to drive efficiencies through automation. Their chief concerns about cloud computing providers are security, service reliability, vendor lock-in and lack of a clear business case. The green aspect is not on the table. More

How the cloud brings developers into business process
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The disruptive innovation that is the cloud has given developers significantly more influence than they, and their organizations, are used to having. This means the agile, sometimes unstructured world of the developer is increasingly coming into contact with more rigid business groups. Making everyone happy may mean reengineering IT processes. More

CIOs need to end 'monopoly' thinking
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IT organizations need to move from "repository of technology" to "service factories that produce flexible services people want to consume," says Chuck Hollis, vice president, global marketing CTO at EMC. More

What every CIO should teach new employees
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Any time a new employee is hired, your IT team has its hands full. Provisioning computers, enabling VPNs and network access, providing smartphones, updating security features and keeping apps up to date are just a few of the requirements to get employees up and running as quickly as possible. As CIO, you also need to educate new employees about IT policies, social media rules and other technology best practices in your enterprise. More


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