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Why consumerization won't kill corporate IT
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The consumerization of IT is old news at this point, since workers have been bringing their iPhones and Android-based devices to work for years now. But with cloud-based technologies finally maturing, more of the nuts-and-bolts functions of IT departments are being outsourced to cloud vendors. So does this mean the death of the corporate IT department? Hardly, says Forrester Research analyst Matthew Brown, who says that the consumerization of IT is now freeing up corporate IT departments to perform more complicated tasks that will add more value to their companies. More
IT inferno: The 9 circles of IT hell
Spend enough time in the tech industry, and you'll eventually find yourself in IT hell — one not unlike the underworld described by Dante in his "Divine Comedy." But here, in the data centers, conference rooms and cubicles, the IT version of this inferno is no allegory. It is a very real test of every IT pro's sanity and soul. More
Make your voice heard — complete the SIM Member Satisfaction Survey
SIM remains committed to providing its members with the highest quality programs and services. At this time, we are seeking to better understand your professional, networking, educational and information needs through an online member satisfaction survey. If you haven't yet completed the 2011 SIM Member Satisfaction Survey, we encourage you to spend a few minutes today responding to the questions. More
The big 5 IT trends of the next half decade
In today's ever more technology-centric world, the stodgy IT department isn't considered the home of innovation and business leadership. Yet that might have to change as some of the biggest advances in the history of technology make their way into the front lines of service delivery. Here's an exploration of the top five IT trends in the next half decade, including some of the latest industry data, and what the major opportunities and challenges are. More
IT spending: No longer the first thing cut
Companies are operating with one hand firmly on the cash-flow spigot these days, ready to crank down spending the moment any blip confirms their doubts about the economy. This state of uncertainty looms over IT spending as well. But several indicators and anecdotes suggest the IT-spending spigot remains reasonably open in this is-it-or-isn't-it recovery. More
'Think cloud computing will save you money? Forget it'
Cloud computing is often sold as a way for companies to cut their tech bill by only paying for the IT they use. Veteran IT chief Ian Cohen has other ideas — telling Silicon.com that any company looking at moving to cloud computing purely as a way of saving money should "forget it." More
Taking 'Moneyball' tactics to the enterprise
The success of the Oakland Athletics in building a winning baseball team by using unique performance metrics, as shown in the movie "Moneyball," could be repeated in corporate IT shops, say IT executives and analysts. More
Align technology and marketing strategy to meet customer needs
Technology has caused a fundamental shift in the way customers engage with businesses and consume their products and services, says Glenn Schneider, CIO at Discover Financial Services in Riverwoods, Ill. Enterprises not currently fostering a combined technology and marketing strategy are at risk of becoming the next Blockbuster, whose customers were left shouting their desires into a void nicely filled by Netflix. More
Direct your future to see results today
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Have you ever thought about the legacy you will leave as CIO: What you want to achieve, what you want to be known for, or what you want your company to achieve based on your leadership? Here's a simple yet profound secret to achieving the success you want in your life and career: Change the future you envision and you will change what actions you take, which, in turn, will change your future. More