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As 2012 comes to a close, SIM would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year, we would like to provide the readers of SIM Connect with a look at the most accessed articles from this year. Our regular publication will resume Wednesday, Jan. 2.

Study: IT budgets up, but salary cuts still a concern
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Companies are still looking for ways for IT to reduce costs, still trying to increase employee productivity and still cautious about raising IT salaries, according to the latest survey data from the Society for Information Management . More

The IT skills gap
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From Jan. 4, 2012: Despite persistently high unemployment, many CIOs cite talent shortages as one of their most serious challenges. IT's skills needs are changing fast, and few people out there have what organizations need to drive the business forward. To understand the talent challenge, Corporate Executive Board recently conducted analysis into future IT skills and talent needs. More

What's behind enterprise insourcing of IT?
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From Nov. 28, 2012: Some U.S. companies are making moves towards bringing formerly insourced jobs back in house. What's behind this decision? The annual salary of a software developer in the U.S. is $94,000. In India, it is $14,000, and in the Philippines it is $7,521. Cloud-based tracking software gives companies immediate insights into the productivity of the offshore workers that they contract with — and the ability to provide true "follow the sun" resources for projects and IT support. All of this has made offshore IT markets extremely attractive to U.S. companies. At the same time, there are U.S. companies that have or are making make countermoves toward insourcing. More

SIM's James Knight, June Drewry to feature on CIO Talk Radio
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VideoBriefFrom May 23, 2012: Professional IT Leadership organizations like SIM are leading the way by identifying the new capabilities that will be required of future IT leaders. Tune in to CIO Talk Radio at 10 a.m. EDT May 30 to hear Chubb Financial Group CIO and Society for Information Management International Chairman Jim Knight and executive coach and National Director of the SIM Leadership Development Institute June Drewry discuss "How to Build the Next-Gen of IT Leaders" with CIO Talk Radio show host Sanjog Aul. More

CIO role set to disappear, according to CFOs in the UK
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From Feb. 29, 2012: Nearly half (43 percent) of 203 senior finance professionals in the U.K. believe the CIO role will merge with the CFO role, according to a study released by IT services provider Getronics. The research also found that 17 percent of the finance professionals thought the CIO role would disappear altogether. More

15 new rules for IT to live by
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From March 7, 2012: Amid increasing pressure in areas such as time to market, global competition and fickle customers, IT organizations must throw out the old rulebook. That sounds like a hoot — except that a new rulebook to replace it doesn't exist, so IT teams are learning as new cloud, mobile, analytics, social and collaboration technologies evolve quickly. More

The CIO job: 10 skills needed to land the top position
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From June 20, 2012: If there's one word to describe the multitude of talents organizations list in their CIO job posts, the word "chameleon" comes to mind. The CIO positions being advertised today are not for the faint of heart or for people who can't solve conflicts fast. More

How mobile, BYOD and younger workers are reinventing IT
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From Feb. 29, 2012: Despite big changes in technology over the past couple of decades, IT departments and the duties of their staffers have stayed pretty consistent. The classic IT operation involves help desk agents, desktop support staff, systems and network administrators, DBAs and developers, and managers at various levels reporting to a CIO or technology director. It's a system that's worked pretty well. Until now. More

Infographic: It's not easy being a CIO
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From Feb. 8, 2012: The demand for chief information officers has risen in the past two decades. The amount of data on the Internet is increasing exponentially, and with the rise of cloud computing, the role of the CIO will continue to change. Wikibon has put together an infographic showing what you can expect in the coming years. More

Why CIOs decide to move on
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From July 18, 2012: Great CIOs and IT executives help drive their companies by being agile, innovative managers. They nurture their employees, build talented teams and foster creativity in their people. They try new things; they lead by example. And then they leave. Or some do, at least. The CIO role has always been volatile, but above and beyond the normal movement in the industry, the past several years have seen an uptick in anecdotal reports of talented and visionary CIOs leaving their posts. More


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