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SIM announces theme and location of SIMposium 2012
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The Society for Information Management has announced that SIMposium 2012, CIO Means Business, will be held Oct. 28-30, 2012 at The Gaylord Texan Hotel and Convention Center in Grapevine (Dallas), Texas. The full program will be developed by a committee of CIOs, senior IT executives and industry leaders. Leaders in IT provide the emphasis for the annual conference. The theme of the event, CIO Means Business, was selected to focus on the evolving role of the CIO as IT increasingly becomes the core of business operations. More

What is enterprise architecture?
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Widely pursued as it is, the topic of enterprise architecture is not something all experts are aligned on, even in definition. "We talk about enterprise architecture yet we don't even always agree what it is," said Edwin Nassif, who moderated a panel at the Society for Information Management's SIMposium 2011 in Orlando. "If we don't agree, how do we convince anybody we're working for...that we're looking for business/IT alignment when we can't get agreement among ourselves." More

How to get beyond alignment
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It's the perennial issue for many CIOs and often the No. 1 challenge for new CIOs: "How do I align IT with the business?" And while this is perhaps the most important challenge for IT groups struggling with a bad reputation across the business, it's certainly not the most important challenge for IT groups with a solid track record of success. For these teams, the challenge is how to move beyond alignment. More

The CIO-CTO partnership
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We all know that the CIO is a business executive whose responsibilities include the IT department. It's no longer correct to assume CIOs have a long history of IT practice and management informing their decisions. Instead, the assumed skill and experience package is balanced business management informed by time spent in a variety of operational areas that might or might not include information services and technology. This broad business experience is critical at a time when information technology has become the critical piece of business infrastructure for practically every enterprise. Unfortunately, the price for this business experience is a lack of focus on information technology and its use. That can be a problem, but there is a solution at hand. More

5 ways to maximize your applications budget
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Two thirds of a CIO's average software and services budget is spent on keeping existing applications up and running. This leaves the CIO's team with very little room to create new IT solutions for its core business. Here are five key ways a CIO's team can maximize their applications budget. More

11 programming trends to watch
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Depending on your perspective and proximity to the bleeding edge, the world of programming evolves either too fast or too slow. But whether you're banging out Cobol or hacking Node.js, one fact remains clear: Programmers must keep an eye on the latest programming trends to remain competitive in ever-shifting job markets. More

Mobile apps: 10 things every CIO should know
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ABI Research predicted in April 2011 that 44 billion mobile apps would be downloaded by 2016. For most CIOs, though, the allure of mobile apps isn’t so great. There are still many IT executives who see such applications as potential security and productivity holes that have no place in the enterprise. But not all mobile apps are created equal. Although there are major issues that can be associated with them, they can also deliver several important benefits to your company. Here are 10 things, good and bad, every CIO needs to know about mobile apps. More

Ways to secure the consumer IT invasion at work
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Companies are increasingly seeing an influx of employee-owned mobile devices on their networks, a trend that will likely accelerate during the coming holiday season. The influx of personal devices into the workplace — more formally known as the consumerization of IT — offers solid gains to companies in terms of productivity and allowing workers to be more flexible in how they do their jobs. The downside is that workers' devices can carry with them security threats and expose the business network to compromise. More

The great cloud computing pricing debate
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Public cloud vs. private cloud: Which model is cheaper for enterprises? In an environment where the future pricing of public cloud providers is uncertain and the reliability of internal private cloud deployments is far from guaranteed, CIOs need guidance. More

5 reasons the US tech lead is in danger
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There is a worldwide race to build the next generation of supercomputers, but U.S. efforts have stalled. China and Europe, in particular, are moving ahead with programs. And Japan is increasingly picking up the pace. The U.S. government, meanwhile, has yet to put in place a plan for achieving exascale computing. More
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