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Why CIOs Should Look Outside for Data Expertise - Monday, March 31, 2014
We're all familiar with the traditional outsourcing model of using external service providers to handle IT infrastructure and maintenance in hopes of cutting costs and freeing in-house IT staff to focus on higher-value activities unique to the business.  read more...

How to Overcome Resistance to Global IT Standardization - September 27, 2013
There’s inevitable tension between enforcing global IT standardization and allowing flexibility at the local level. Here’s how to find the right balance.  read more...

CIOs and IT staff learn from unusual mentoring program - July 30, 2013
A new formed IT leadership team recently gathered on a retreat.  Asked what legacy they wished to leave, the team members spoke of the value they wanted to add by implementing state-of-the-art information systems and by enabling business-model changes.  read more...

Streamlining IT at Carestream Health - May 24, 2013
When Bruce Leidal accepted the position of CIO at Carestream Health, he was given the mandate to transform the global company's sprawling IT operations.  read more...

SIM Highlights External Data Steams - January 18, 2013
A report, issued by SIM’s Advanced Practices Council points out that customers and also machines are increasingly acting with informational as well as physical presence.  read more...

CIOs Need to Learn New Ways of Thinking - December 21, 2012
In 2013, IT leaders need to tap into the latest research about business transformation, collaboration and innovation.  read more...

Leveraging Digital Data Streams and Analytics - December 12, 2012
Learn how to harness real-time digital data streams to increase revenues and profits, gain operational efficiency and achieve competitive advantage.  read more...

How CIOs Can Learn to Think Like Entrepreneurs  - September 28, 2012
Pundits say one of the roles CIOs must play is entrepreneur.  But What does it mean to be an entrepreneurial CIO?
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How CIOs Can Find Time to Think Strategically - June 27, 2012
Your day is already jam-packed and long. Yet every pundit says you need to be more strategic. How do you find the time to think strategically about positioning your business to gain and sustain competitive advantage?
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SIM Advanced Practices Council Chicago Meeting: Where the Rubber Hits the Road - May 11, 2012
Sometimes scholars can be self-critical. For example, we complain that our research topics don't always line up with the needs of business executives.  There's some merit to this criticism. There are also many counterexamples, one being APC.  
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High-Payoff, Low-Cost Innovation - March 22, 2012
Historically, recessions have been a time when new companies are born and good companies separate themselves from their competition.  When times are tight, people look for new, less expensive ways to do old things. 
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SIM Examines "Wisdom of Clouds" - March 9, 2012
While cloud uncertainties persist, tactful implementation and maintenance can offset the risks involved, according to SIM. read more...

 

 

One Enterprise Architecture to Rule Them All - March 1, 2012
Chubb's 10-year journey toward the use of enterprise architecture has been predicated on common sense and built thoughtfully to ensure business and IT buy-in at each step of the process.  read more...

 

 

Three Easy Ways to Get Better at the Hard Stuff -  December 15, 2011
This CIO Magazine article explores three key lessons learned by successful CIOs with track records of leading company transformation. read more...

Energy Informatics Book Published - November 28, 2011
Richard T. Watson, APC Research Director, and Marie-Claude Boudreau announce publication of the book Energy Informatics. read more...

Use Metrics to Steer the IT Value Conversation - November 18, 2011
This 
Information Week article argues that discussions with business colleagues must move to a higher level. Here's how to build credibility and trust. read more...

The Secret of Forging Valuable Partnerships - October 31, 2011
When everyone is touting the value of partnerships, how do top CIOs distinguish a true strategic partnership from the many service provider, supplier and competitor arrangements? read more...

How Collaboration Enables Affordable Innovation - August 29, 2011
This CIO Magazine article highlights successful low-cost approaches to finding innovative opportunities and solutions. read more...

APC Forum: Realizing Business Value from Tablets - June 2011
This MISQE articles focuses on business adoption of the iPad; what apps have been deployed, the business value achieved and how to best structure the identification of innovative apps that truly create value for the enterprise. read more...

The CIO of 2014: Venture Capitalist, Orchestra Conductor, Contract Negotiator - May 25, 2011
This CIO Magazine article highlights the SIM Advanced Practices Council's® (APC's) research report on SaaS and the evolution of the CIO role. read more...

SaaS Adoption Going Through Growing Pains - March 24, 2011
This Information Managment.com article highlights the SIM Advanced Practices Council's® (APC's) research report on SaaS. read more...

APC Forum: CIOs Learn About Generation Y - March 2011
This MISQE article focuses on best ways to engage, motivate and leverage the talents and expectations of Generation Y IT Staff. read more...

2010

How Does IT Measure Up in Your Organization? -  December 27, 2010
This NetworkWorld.com article highlights the Advanced Practices Council's newest research report, "How do CIOs Measure and Communicate IT performance?" and the work of APC members. read more...

Communicate the Value, Not the Tech - December 10, 2010
IT World: As we close out 2010 and welcome 2011 it is clear we're at an interesting juncture in IT, with new opportunities stretching out before us. The key will be what we make of the opportunities and how we position our efforts to capitalize on them.
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APC Forum: Chubb's Enterprise Architecture - December 2010
This MISQE article provides information on recent APC discussions on enterprise architectures that facilitate integration and standardization, with examples from Chubb's enterprise architect, Patrick Sullivan. read more...

APC Forum: U-Commerce Apps - September 2010
This MISQE article provides an update by academic researchers Leyland Pitt and Iris Junglas on current smart phone applications. read more...

APC Forum: Chubb's Innovation Jams - June 2010
This MISQE article focuses on APC member Jim Knigh
t and Chubb's creation of a technology platform and IT solutions for a major international intra-company innovation event. read more...

Is it the CIO's Job to Reduce Energy Consumption - May 27, 2010
SearchCIO.com highlights the APC Report "Energy Informatics" - CIOs increasingly will be asked to reduce energy consumption at their corporations. They should start today to hire the expertise and forge the relationships required to build information-based solutions that can manage energy supply and demand intelligently. read more ...

APC Forum: Creating a Platform for Innovation at Leviton Manufacturing - March 2010
This MISQE article focuses on APC member Bob MacTaggart's successful focus on increasing revenue through innovation at Leviton Manufacturing. read more...

2009

Clouds of Confusion - November 11, 2009
This IT Business Edge article highlights the SIM Advanced Practices Council's® (APC's) research report on cloud computing.
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The Alphabet Soup of Process Frameworks - October 1, 2009
The article, entitled "The Alphabet Soup of Process Frameworks,” highlights study findings and includes recommendations for IT organizations. 
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APC Forum: Managing Information at the International Monetary Fund - September 2009
This MISQE article provides information on the IMF's recent information management initiatives. read more...

SIM Research Offers Roadmap to Project Dilemma - July 15, 2009
This CIOZone article discusses the value of APC's recent research report, Driving Competitive Strategy Through Thought Leadership, which provides insight from five case studies of organizations that implemented different process frameworks, including ITIL, COBIT, ISO 20000 and SCOR.  
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APC Forum: Green Information Systems - June 2009
This MISQE article summarizes some of UPS' experiences with green information systems based on information shared by Jack Levis, UPS Director of Package Process Management. read more...

APC Forum: Executive IT Security - March 2009
This MISQE column presents security advice from Mischel Kwan, Chief IT Security Technologist & Deputy Director for IT Security Staff, Department of Justice. read more...

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