This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Advertise in this news brief.

Text Version    RSS    Subscribe    Unsubscribe    Archive    Media Kit December 03, 2014

Home   About SIM   Membership   Chapters   Career Center   Contact Us      


Invitation to participate in innovative IT culture study
​SIM, Babson College and Ouellette & Associates are conducting a research project on ​"​Enabling an Innovative IT Culture.​"​ We welcome IT practitioners to participate in this study by completing our survey. Your responses will remain anonymous and confidential. If you would like to receive a personalized report of your responses benchmarked across the entire sample of responses, please provide your name and email address at the end of the survey. The survey should take roughly 15 to 20 minutes to complete. Feel free to pass the survey link on to your IT project team members and IT colleagues. If you have any questions, please contact Sal Parise at
   Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Gartner's 2015 CIO Agenda: Flip 3 leadership behaviors
What do Volvo Cars, Quicken Loans and India's BJP party have in common? Their CIOs used a digital first mindset to deliver innovative value to their customers and constituents. These business technology leaders exemplify a broader trend from the Gartner 2015 CIO Agenda of 2,800 global CIOs, representing $12.1 trillion in revenue/public sector budgets across industries and our interviews with 11 CIOs.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

  WE ARE: Your Resource for Expanding on Your IT Expertise
According to a survey conducted by HIMSS Healthcare Information management Society in 2014, the demand for qualified health IT workers is as high as it’s ever been and is “projected to continue in the foreseeable future.” Take your talent one step further with a Masters level healthcare specialized degree. American Sentinel University offers online degree programs that are flexible, accredited and affordable.
▪ Informatics ▪ Nursing ▪ Information Management
▪ Healthcare Business Administration

Google offers 5 tips on how to maximize your digital workforce
Google's recent "Work the Way You Live" whitepaper lays out the company's vision for workplace productivity and collaboration in the modern digital age. The company asks in the paper, "Why shouldn't work happen with the same speed and collaboration we enjoy in our private lives?" Today's consumers are constantly connected, checking their mobile phones 150 times per day on average and openly sharing everything on social media. They expect their employers to empower them with the same consumer-friendly technologies they use outside the office. Google believes five basic principles separate the businesses that successfully deliver on this opportunity and those that don't.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Miss an issue of SIM Connect? Click here to visit the SIM Connect archive page.

CIOs must join the boardroom to push 'disruptive' technology advantage
The Csuite and Today's CIO
Company boards must work more closely with their CIOs if they are to benefit from "disruptive" technologies, including cloud computing and mobile Internet, that have the greatest potential to drive innovation and growth. This is a key finding in a new report — "The Board and the CIO" — published recently by Advanced 365 (Advanced). The report highlights the need for CIOs to be included in board level decision making and for senior executives to enhance their technical knowledge to help improve their business' competitive advantage.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Wearables and enterprise IT — CIO's thought
Business 2 Community
Glasses and watches do have an agenda — an agenda that will not only the change the lives of people but also will transform the way businesses are conducted. But with a whole bunch of innovative sensors entering the market, watches and glasses seem to be just the kick starters of a major wearable revolution. How well do you think these gadgets will fit in to your IT landscape?
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Report: CIO to CEO? It will take more than IT expertise
The Nation
The modern CIO has a strategic role that goes beyond just managing the IT function. A CIO should be involved in all business-critical decisions at an early stage, said a recent report by the EIU sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems. CIOs have won the respect of their business, particularly during the past year when they helped firms cut costs by being more efficient, but reaching the next level will be difficult.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Capriza drags and drops enterprise apps to a mobile-first world
Capriza has long offered a drag-and-drop tool for porting Web apps from desktops to smartphones, and now is extending it to work with tablets. The growing popularity of smartphones and tablets has put pressure on CIOs to let users access existing apps from those devices. While Web technologies offer the promise of apps that work across different platforms, the user interface doesn't always translate well between big laptop displays and small smartphone and tablet screens.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Congratulations 2014 Regional Leadership Forum graduates (SIM)
Retired CIOs: 5 rewarding second acts (InformationWeek)
Tech and executive disasters put JC Penney in a bind (CIO)
IT spend is growing, but CIOs 'just don't get it' (ZDNet)
Finding CIO/CFO common ground (InformationWeek)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.


SIM Connect
Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
Download media kit

Ashley Whipple, Senior Content Editor, 469.420.2642  
Contribute news

This edition of the SIM Connect was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here — it's free!
Recent issues
Nov. 26, 2014
Nov. 19, 2014
Nov. 12, 2014
Nov. 5, 2014

7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063