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Last Call: If you want alignment, then read this!
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Last chance to participate in SIMEAWG's study (and get your reward too): Your final invitation was emailed on the 24th and our survey of all SIM members closes on the 30th. Please complete the questionnaire and help SIM, the EAWG and yourself in this important IS Practices State of the Art Study by the SIM Enterprise Architecture Working Group. All SIM members who complete the questionnaire by the 30th will be sent a new article by John Zachman and Leon Kappelman. Your personal link to the survey is provided in the email invitation that was sent to you. The purpose of this research is to dig deeply into the capabilities that enable us to better align IT with the needs of the organization and to maintain that alignment. For more information, or if your invitation did not arrive, please contact Professor Leon Kappelman at

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.

The emerging social enterprise: Dreamforce 2012
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To borrow from current IT parlance, if there's an "actionable insight" IT executives can take from the recent Dreamforce conference at San Francisco's Moscone Center, it's this: You better embrace the so-called "social enterprise," because social media capabilities will be infiltrating every part of your organization. "Social is inherent to what we are," Facebook CIO Tim Campos said during CEO Marc Benioff's keynote address Sept. 19. "We are social beings." More

Forecast 2013: Building a better IT budget
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Eric Lindgren, CIO at PerkinElmer, will spend the next 12 months like many of his peers: hunting for cost savings that can be reallocated to high-impact technology initiatives, such as mobility and analytics. As part of this effort, his IT group will continue to streamline the company's application portfolio, move last year's acquisitions onto its corporate-standard ERP platform and shift some fixed investments into more variable models via a private cloud. More

5 mobile security lessons from the Department of Defense
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Several years ago, the National Security Administration wasted millions on a circuit-switched approach to mobile security strategy. With help from the Department of Defense, the NSA is doing things differently now. Enterprise CIOs can learn a few things from the effort, too. More

How to build a high-performance IT team
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Despite a national unemployment rate of more than 8 percent, the IT job market remains tight, with less than 4 percent unemployment. The jobless rates for IT specialties such as networking, security and database management are even lower. Meantime, IT pros are less likely to switch companies than they once were, making it all the more difficult for employers to fill open positions and find new talent. So how do you build or sustain your high-performance IT team? More

Data management discontent: Time for change
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An unpublished study commissioned by SAP and completed in July by IDG found discontent with data management systems brewing among IT executives. The survey of Computerworld's Inner Circle Research Panel indicated a significant number are so dissatisfied with their current environment that they are considering migrating to a new platform to fix the problems they see. More

The CIO search: Separating yourself from the pack
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VideoBriefShawn Banerji, managing director at New York-based executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates Inc., acknowledges that the CIO search is among the most daunting in the world of IT executive recruiting. So what can CIOs do to get themselves noticed? More

Health care CIOs and Medicare fraud
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Health care CIOs: Let's talk about what you're going to do about the cloning of medical records, the practice of cutting and pasting data from one chart into another so doctors can save time. This practice, along with upcoding, could get you in hot water with the Attorney General of the United States, and while the doctors are actually the people doing the bad things, it's the CIO that could be held responsible. More

How to act like you belong in the C-suite
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CIOs are called upon to be both business leaders and technology experts today, but it isn't always clear how to wear both hats at once. To help you branch out of the technology domain into a realm of greater influence in your organization, CIO Insight's Dennis McCafferty presents 10 tips from the consulting firm Janco Associates. The trick often involves navigating the hazy space between the face of successful technology projects and allowing your team to flourish. More

10 time management tips for IT professionals
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Are you working through lunch every day, late to meetings or missing deadlines? Are your professional responsibilities interfering with your personal life? If you answered, yes, chances are your time management skills need some work. Step up your game by learning to reclaim some of the precious commodity of time. More


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