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SIM career portal offers wealth of resources to members in transition
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Attention SIM members in transition! As a benefit of membership, SIM is now offering an online career portal to aid you in your job search. This complimentary resource gives members access to more than 1,000 job boards, weekly job seeker webinars with Q & A, free comprehensive resume reviews, free job search resources, and a library filled with audio, articles and past webinars, among other things. To take advantage of this incredible offer, click here, log in with your credentials, click Career Portal and register.

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.

CIO role in 2013: 4-headed monster?
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The CIO function: obsolete or vital? CIOs have the opportunity to become the vital link in their company between the onrush of new technologies and the crushing need for new business strategies. On the other hand, the CIO risks being seen as a stumbling block restricting their company's growth and throttling opportunity. The opposite extremes for the CIO function are that stark and there is very little room in the middle. More

It pays to be CIO: Corporate jets, private security, car allowances and more
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A seat on the corporate jet and pricey club memberships are typical perks for big-company CEOs, but such extras aren't limited to the folks in the corner offices. As CIOs ascend the executive ranks, many senior tech leaders are enjoying access to valuable perks and generous benefits. More

Future IT trends: Experts pick out their top tips
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Spotting tech trends is notoriously difficult but a group of experts have put forward their best predictions for important growth areas for IT. Having a strong idea of the next innovation to affect the business can make the difference between a good and a great CIO. So, what's next on the agenda for business technology? TechRepublic asks five experts to try and predict the future of IT inside and outside the enterprise. More

How to be an IT social media star
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Social media outlets like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and blog networks give IT executives invaluable opportunities to network, improve company operations, learn from other thought leaders and become thought leaders themselves. But the transparent, real-time nature of social media can be daunting. More

CEO vs. CIO: Big data security battle
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Here's a scenario that may sound familiar, particularly if you're privy to the inner workings of corporate management. A company's CEO wants to deploy cloud-based data processing technology, but his CIO balks at the idea, arguing the firm's data is too important to store offsite and in the ether. CEOs and CIOs often don't see eye-to-eye when it comes to cloud data systems. More

'Shadow IT' can be the cloud's best friend
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"Shadow IT" — where users acquire and manage IT resources outside the control of corporate IT — is the bane of many IT organizations. Although this is akin to anarchy for many in IT, in reality shadow IT pulls the company in more productive directions, which today includes the use of the cloud. More

Tech supporting BYOD 'not quite there'
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The technologies supporting bring-your-own-device trend in enterprises are not mature or secure enough to safeguard organizations' corporate networks. In fact, the road ahead for companies to ensure a secure environment will be "long and complex," says one security consultant. More

Cloud service providers challenge traditional IT outsourcing
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IT organizations' reluctance to hire and make capital investments will keep the outsourcing market chugging along, but according to Gartner, cloud-based services will begin to take a bigger piece of the pie. More


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