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SIM is working on a few projects related to generating interest in new chapters that could use the support of our larger SIM community. These include identifying individuals who are interested in joining new chapters or serving as founding members.
Among our first two target markets for new chapter development are Louisville, K.Y., and the San Francisco Bay Area. If you have SIM-eligible staff or friends in either of these markets, please refer them to Andrew Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org or make a connection with him via LinkedIn.
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Public-sector CIOs head to the exits
At a time of government cutbacks, the tenures of public-sector CIOs are growing increasingly shorter than those of their private-sector counterparts, a new Gartner survey finds.
In 2012, the average length of time a local, state or federal CIO in North America (including Canada) stayed in his post was 4.2 years, the same as 2011. But in 2013 that figure declined to 3.4 years.
Most government CIO budgets flat or increasing in 2013
Help Net Security
Despite a continuing drive to lower the cost of IT services, nearly 75 percent of government IT budgets globally were reported as flat or increasing in 2013, according to the Gartner Executive Programs 2013 CIO Agenda survey.
IT cause and effect: Applications are money
Fall's coming, and you know what that means: Top 10 lists of technologies to watch, budget predictions and sundry prognostications for 2014 will soon abound. But CIOs need only peek over the wall at their application development teams to know what will impact their network architectures and budgetary decisions.
Here's what you'll see in a nutshell: Your development teams are moving fast; your network admins, not so much. That's a problem that will hit the business' bottom line, if it hasn't already.
Google's CIO on how to make your IT department great
Harvard Business Review
Running an IT department is hard enough under any circumstances, but imagine doing it at one of the world's preeminent technology companies. Your customers aren't haplessly trying to set up their voicemail; they're experts in technology and expect it to work.
In that sense, you might think Ben Fried, Google's CIO, has one of the toughest jobs in existence. On the other hand, few CIOs can boast a company culture as supportive of technology.
How to support mobile app development in your organization
As consumers eschew desktops and laptops for smartphones and tablets, organizations are increasingly tasked with developing apps for those mobile devices. These apps can be harder to manage than their Web-based brethren, but agile development methods can help ease the pain.
Companies face customer analytics challenges
To bring their deployment of customer analytics up to speed, the vast majority of organizations intend to increase investment in both tech solutions and people, according to a recent survey from AbsolutData and Alteryx. However, companies also face significant challenges in the process. For starters, a large number of companies have no idea about what type of ROI they're getting from customer analytics. Given that part of the problem is an inability to develop suitable tools to measure ROI, it's clear that CIO leadership is needed to address this gap.
A successful website: 8 ways to get visitors to stick around
By Andrea Fischetti
When people land on your website, how much are they really engaging with your content? If you use Google Analytics, you should be able to make informed decisions about your website: knowing how much time people spend there, what pages they stay on or leave from and whether they return. Getting people to your site is a project in itself, but getting them to stay there and engage once they arrive is the hardest part. Here are eight sure ways to get them to stick around.
Health care IT execs aim to upgrade infrastructure
To gain more efficiency and to help drive down IT costs, many health care IT executives are taking steps to transform their IT infrastructure, including deploying virtualization, streamlining their operations and centralizing management, according to a new report by MeriTalk, a public-private partnership focused on improving the outcomes of health and government IT.
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Infographic: CIOs, CMOs and big data
What is happening now in the world of marketing still has to do with demographics, psychographics, targeting, retargeting, paid search, organic search, email marketing etc. Until this time, though, most of these practices have occurred in a vacuum or in silos. As a result, the true effectiveness of these tactics and techniques has been held back to an extent.
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