Renew your SIM Membership Now!
Renewal season is upon us. Here are some important reminders:
All members have a 90 day grace period from Jan. 1 - March 31 in which to renew their membership without penalty. Everyone has access to SIMnet.org for the duration of the renewal grace period. Chapters have until March 31 to send all dues and membership rosters into Headquarters for processing. Chapters should preferably send dues and reports in monthly or more often. Please do not hold renewals until the end of March. If anyone has questions or needs assistance, please contact Sasha Radulski at SIM HQ, firstname.lastname@example.org or 856.437.4665.
Complimentary APC Webinar: Tips and Tales From the Trenches of IT Contracting
SIMCapital Area Chapterand theAdvanced Practices Councilrecently partnered on a webinar for SIM members focused on IT contracting. Presenter Matt Mousley, Duane Morris, LCC, discusses information technology contracting, one of his core practice areas. Matt reviews the issues businesses are currently facing in IT procurement, the legal context for these issues, and recommended strategies for working through them when negotiating agreements. He shares insights and lessons learned from personal experiences representing clients on both sides of IT procurement.
To view the webinar clickHERE.
Need A New Year's Resolution? Join Mark Zuckerberg In Reading More Books!
How often do you have the chance to weave together such contemporary hot topics as “killer apps” and “social media” with stodgy old notions like “New Year’s resolutions” and “love” and “reading books” into ideas that sound just like the core principles ofSIM’s RLF program– courtesy of none other than Mark Zuckerberg (well, with timely suggestions from RLF’s own June Drewry and Joanne Jackowiec)?!
The January 3 Business Insider included anarticleabout Zuckerberg’s New Year’s resolutions, including one to “read one book every other week for the entire year, with an emphasis on learning about different cultures, beliefs, histories, and technologies.” Those are books he is talking about – not online wikisummaries or RSS feeds, but actual books! He further explains that he “finds reading books very intellectually fulfilling” and “books allow you to fully explore a topic and immerse yourself in a deeper way than most media today.” Think about that for a minute – coming from one of the titans of media today.
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MIS Quarterly Executive
The December issue of MIS Quarterly Executive is pleased to present 4 articles on cloud computing and one article presenting the 2014 SIM IT Issues and Trends Study. Executive summaries of the articles, full versions of the articles, and 3 minute podcasts of each article are available to members athttp://www.simnet.org/?page=MISQE.