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Association peers often ask what resources I scan to the find information technology best practices or macro trends which impact association business now and into the future. For best practice information, I compiled links under “In the Box” resources list; for trends and cutting edge information, check out “Out of the Box” and lastly, because much of what drives business information technology comes from users and consumers (think BYOD), I follow lots of gadget and consumer electronics websites which are gathered under “Consumer Sources.”

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Web interface for Feedly, a supremely efficient way to read several website by subscribing to their RSS feeds

How can I possibly scan all this stuff? I use the Feedly newsreader online https://feedly.com and the complementary app on my devices — here’s the link for they iOS version of Feedly. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/feedly-reader/id396069556?mt=8

CIO “In the Box” Sources

CIO Magazine http://www.cio.com

CIO Magazine Resources http://www.cio.com/resources/

Collaborate: ASAE Technology Section Council Discussions http://bit.ly/1zl6bks

CIO “Out of the Box” Sources

Gartner Predicts http://www.gartner.com/technology/research/predicts/

Gartner Free Research http://www.gartner.com/search/site/freecontent/simple

Comscore Insights https://www.comscore.com/Insights

Pew Research Internet Project http://www.pewinternet.org

MIT Technology Review http://www.technologyreview.com

Fast Company Magazine http://www.fastcompany.com

Mashable http://mashable.com

Consumer Sources

ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com

Engadget http://www.engadget.com

ReadWrite http://readwrite.com

AppleInsider http://appleinsider.com

MacNN http://www.macnn.com