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Future Potential in IT transformed
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At the 2012 Chapter Leadership Summit a proposal was approved to expand the boundaries of the Future Potential in IT program to encompass all present and future STEM related initiatives and to serve as a vehicle to encourage the identification and exploration of such programs at the chapter level. The goal is to encourage and facilitate collaboration on STEM initiatives leading to the identification and adoption of STEM initiatives with the potential to have a national impact. 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 are quickly prioritizing analytics, cloud and mobile
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Customers are quickly reinventing how they choose to learn about new products, keep current on existing ones and stay loyal to those brands they most value. The best-run companies are all over this, orchestrating their IT strategies to be as responsive as possible. The luxury of long technology evaluation cycles, introspective analysis of systems and long deployment timeframes are giving way to rapid deployments and systems designed for accuracy and speed. More

Survey: What global CEOs want from technology
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CIO Dashboard peered into the minds of CEOs with operations in Asia Pacific to explore their priorities and pain points as part of this year's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit. The over 370 business leaders who responded to PwC's 2012 APEC CEO Survey are hungry to harness the growth potential of the region. They were asked where technology and innovation are most needed in their organizations to solve problems and seize opportunities. Following are the top three areas where CEOs say they have a "crucial and immediate need" for technology and innovation, as well as recommendations for how the CIO can contribute to delivering what CEOs want. More

The politics of being a retail CIO
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Why is it that the same retailers who will replace a finance clerk's desktop like clockwork every four years will let their POS linger for eight, nine, 10 or more years? Why is it that data centers can be consolidated and servers can be virtualized, but e-commerce still operates as a separate channel? The answer is simple: politics. More

Program can preemptively stop cloud computing problems
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Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new software tool to prevent performance disruptions in cloud computing systems by automatically identifying, and responding to, potential anomalies before they can develop into problems. Cloud computing enables users to create multiple "virtual machines" that operate independently, even though they are all operating on one large computing platform. However, this approach can cause performance issues when a software bug, or other problem, in one virtual machine disrupts the entire cloud. More

Why CIOs should mentor startups
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Working with technology startups has long been a part of every CIO's job, but the relative importance of that work waxes and wanes with market forces. When the pace of tech change is predictable and the biggest vendors call all the shots, why wander out on a limb with some no-name, bleeding-edge newbie? Then everything changes again, as it has in today's new era of mobility, cloud and consumer technologies. Suddenly, those slow-moving legacy vendors can't help your business keep up, let alone get ahead of competitors. More

Fake corporate social media content a growing problem
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As large corporations wrestle with social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to sell their goods and services to an online, socially interconnected audience, the temptation to write paid or fake reviews of products will grow, according to IT research firm Gartner. The company's report predicts enterprise spending on paid social media ratings and reviews would make up 10 to 15 percent of all reviews by 2014, leading to at least two Fortune 500 companies being investigated by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission within the next two years. More

What CIOs should know about 'outside-in' architecture
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Conventional wisdom can change as rapidly as the world around us. With information easily accessible and business processes transparent, standardizing processes, stockpiling resources, and trying to control operations is no longer sufficient. The capabilities that "add value" aren't necessarily classic manufacturing or service activities so much as those that connect capabilities across organizations. Innovation depends upon knowing how to connect More

8 hiring tips for identifying superstar developers
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Hiring developers is one of the most challenging tasks IT executives face. How do you find ones who code flawlessly but also are good team players? Chad Lilly, director of recruiting at Lextech, has more than 16 years working in the professional services market connecting employers to talent. To help you make your next great hire, Lilly shares this advice for IT executives. More


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