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Have you checked out the SIMposium 2012 program lately?
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Over 40 sessions have been announced as part of the SIMposium 2012 General Session, Breakout Sessions and Knowledge Pavilion presentations. Be sure to visit the SIMposium 2012 website for more information on all of the speakers and sessions that will be offered at SIMposium 2012 — held Oct. 28-30 at the Gaylord Texan Hotel and Convention Center in Dallas. The SIMposium 2012 Host Planning Committee is grateful to all of our sponsors for their support of SIMposium 2012! Click here for a full list of sponsors and to download available white papers. Join us for this event designed by and for CIOs! For more information, here is the full agenda. To register, visit

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.

SIM Leader of the Year Award
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SIM is pleased to launch the 2012 SIM Leader of the Year Award program. This award recognizes members who contributed to the growth, advancement and excellence of SIM at the local, national and/or international levels. In addition, the award provides a vehicle for SIM to highlight member service in our local and broader communities. Members are encouraged to nominate other SIM members who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and/or made a unique contribution to SIM within the last 12 months. Please note that if your chapter selects a Chapter Member of the Year, you can still nominate the same person for the SIM Leader of the Year. Click here (must be SIM member to access) to read more and to nominate a fellow SIM member. More

CMOs and CIOs, it's time to mend those fences
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If ever there were two sides in greater need of a relationship counselor it's the chief marketing officer and chief information officer. Like the Hatfields and McCoys, the two have traditionally found themselves on opposite sides of the fence. However, unlike this feud, the CMO and CIO have no choice but to find a resolution. In fact, it's in their best interests to do just that. More

5 cloud trends that are changing the way business is done
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As the cloud computing concept gets wide acceptance among businesses both big and small, the trends shaping it are evolving at a pace destined to change the way business is done. As more business tasks get accomplished on the cloud, many CTOs are willing to let a good amount of their operations run in cloud platforms. Here are the top five cloud trends that are likely to influence the future of cloud computing and play a huge role in standard business operations. More

Outsourcing's new reality: Choice beats cost
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Outsourcing. It's the hottest of hot-button issues this electoral season. Along with "the 99 percent" and "entitlements," it's a loaded, often misrepresented or misunderstood term that encapsulates many of the political, economic and social issues of the day — including class, foreign policy, immigration, employment and national security. But the notion that IT outsourcing is merely a way for companies to slash payroll is, if it ever was true, no longer valid. More

Government CIO headlines mobile and online collaboration effort
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VideoBriefThe role of a government CIO is to serve his constituents, and Bill Oates, CIO of the city of Boston, has proven his dedication to building better relationships between citizens and their government via a citywide mobile and online collaboration effort. More

Infographic: 2012, the year of password theft
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Password theft is an ongoing problem, and large-scale thefts like that of LinkedIn this year continues to shine a spotlight on the risks of having your passwords compromised — time after time. This infographic, courtesy of Security Coverage, breaks down the numbers for 2012 (so far). Are you using a password manager or recommending one to your organization's users? This infographic might help them understand the risk they face. More

How to reinvent business in the age of 'massification'
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Always innovating and bringing the best customer experience possible, new businesses in Europe have unleashed the Web and social media as powerful business tools with far more finesse than the U.S. China's bright burgeoning English speaking middle class is bursting with small-business owners who are going global with government backing. India's technically talented middle class is replacing America's skilled white-collar workers. Innovation is key to survive and thrive in a world of entrepreneurs who typically speak English well and understand technology better than their U.S. counterparts. More

CIO pay tied to overall business success
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Wayne Shurts has accomplished a lot since he joined Supervalu as CIO in April 2010: He embedded his IT staff in business departments, handed out iPads with real-time data to 1,100 supermarket managers and implemented a promotion analytics system critical to the grocery company's business-transformation plan. For all that hard work, Shurts got paid $1.3 million in fiscal year 2011. It's a nice sum, but not as big as it could have been. More

An insurance CIO's guide to tapping the benefits of the cloud
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Insurance carriers' IT departments still struggle — perhaps more than ever — to meet increasing business demands regarding product development, functionality enhancements, integration with third-party applications or data services, and other requirements. Cloud offerings present an opportunity to address those demands, and today they are being considered beyond the test-pad approach. More

6 ways to start thinking like a CIO and how it can help you get there
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It may sound premature to start thinking like a CIO this early in your career, but it will help you begin to notice things you would otherwise miss. If you only concentrate on your specific job, and not the other things around you, you won't notice the manager level, IT/user level and upper management level interactions that are going on around you. Here are a few specific interactions you should be paying attention to now. More


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