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SIM announces 2011 Leaders of the Year
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Four outstanding leaders were recognized at SIMposium last week for their participation and involvement among the SIM community: Kevin More, David Kocs, Joel Schwalbe and Stacy Alexander. More

Use metrics to steer the IT value conversation
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The CIO members of the SIM Advanced Practices Council commissioned research on how metrics can support their goals. The resulting report — "How Do CIOs Measure and Communicate IT Performance?" — presents a framework for thinking about and organizing various types of metrics, from IT operations through business innovation. But more important are the researchers' insights into how to use the framework to drive IT value conversations with key business leaders. More

SIM Memphis Chapter provides teen tech camp experience
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The SIM Memphis Chapter partners with the Memphis Public Library & Information Center to offers kids hands-on experience and opportunities to learn more about mobile devices, digital photography and the latest technology. More

The new metrics for CIO success
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In 2011, CIO success is much more complex. Infrastructure success can be defined as 99.99 percent uptime of all systems and no loss, corruption or breach of data. This is very hard to achieve, and the cloud sets expectations that IT infrastructure should be like heat, power and light — available when needed and in the amount required. More

2011 SIM Paper Awards recognize industry academics and practitioners
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Each year, the Society for Information Management sponsors the SIM Best Paper Awards. This competition encourages research that impacts practice. Winning papers must be a collaboration between academic professionals and industry practitioners. Since SIM's thrust is toward executive management, the work should describe an initiative of interest to senior IT leaders and should have a significant impact on the organization involved. More

Achieving agility is more important than ever
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The quest for business agility became nearly universal as the U.S. was appearing to emerge from recession. The central idea is that organizations of all sizes need the speed and agility of a startup to respond rapidly to changing conditions. Now that the U.S. economy is sputtering again, demands for business agility are becoming even more prevalent. More

iPad invasion: Get ready or get out of the way
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When considering the consumerization of IT and how it could affect you and your company, it's easy to fall into the mindset that incorporating consumer technology into the workplace is a scary endeavor, with the primary fear being that of security. However, the positives greatly outweigh the negatives and you shouldn't waste your time dwelling on the "what ifs." Security is incredibly important, but CIOs shouldn't view consumer devices in the workplace as an annoyance. Rather, it shows initiative of the employee to make their work life more productive. More

Why cloud computing will kill programming and make us all developers    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
We've been promised all sorts of benefits from cloud computing: Faster development, cheaper applications, and even a recession-friendly switch from capex to opex for IT projects. All of this is marvelous news for the CIO, but could it be that the cloud is anything but good news for the humble techie? More

How to change the corporate mindset towards IT
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The IT function exists to support the business in achieving competitive advantage. However, many business users often see IT merely as a barrier to their initiatives; a function that over-spends and under-delivers. In order to foster a better relationship with the business, IT must strive to change the corporate mindset and demonstrate that it can be a reliable technology partner for the business. More

How to achieve global ERP
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In today's rapidly changing and globalized business environment, even traditional mid-market companies are becoming global enterprises — but without the large IT organizations and structures of traditional, large scale multi-nationals. This means that more and more companies are developing an interest in global enterprise resource planning, and are confronting daunting barriers to getting to their goal of a single global ERP instance. More

IT spending will grow, but save the cheers
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Happy days are back in corporate IT departments, apparently. According to a recent Society for Information Management survey, CIOs are in a much better mood than they have been for years. Corporations are opening their pockets to beef up technology spending, with 56 percent seeing higher spending than last year. Only 34 percent saw a year over year spending increase in 2010 and 25 percent in 2009. Plus, salaries are expected to rise. Another recent study, this one from staffing firm Robert Half, sees real earnings growth potential in a number of tech positions. More
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