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Category: '2010' Blog Posts

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Memorial Day – a time to remember the sacrifices of others and look ahead to the rest of the year.

by Mark Mcdonald  |  May 30, 2010

Memorial Day is a national holiday in the U.S when we set aside time to remember the sacrifices of the men and woman who have given their lives to their...

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Technology goes public and changes the nature of IT

by Mark Mcdonald  |  May 27, 2010

The very notion of what IT is and how it works in transition driven by economic, business and technical forces.  One of those forces is the accelerating degree to which...

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2010 CIO Leadership Forum and how CHOICE influences IT

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 22, 2010

Today is the first day of Gartner’s 2010 CIO Leadership forum in the U.S.  More than 250 CIOs have come together in Phoenix for this event.  The European event in...

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How does IT raise enterprise productivity?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 12, 2010

Productivity drives growth in the economy and in your market value.  The shift from a focus on cost cutting to raising productivity is among the three transitions CIOs reported in...

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Business and IT file for divorce citing irreconcilable differences

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 10, 2010

The headline highlights an old and ongoing argument within IT that assumes that the business is perpetually disappointed by IT and that IT is consistently undervalued in the enterprise. While...

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Leading in Times of Transition

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 9, 2010

We are nearing the end of the first quarter of calendar 2010 and a few things are becoming apparent.  2010 is a year of transition as the global economy begins...

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2010 strategic transition from efficiency to productivity

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 8, 2010

The economic transition from recession to recovery is changing business expectations on the role of IT.  In the recession, IT was a major force in cutting enterprise and IT costs. ...

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Decoupling in the recovery and what it means

by Mark Mcdonald  |  February 8, 2010

About 18 months ago the idea of decoupling was all the rage.  Decoupling was the concept that the economic fortunes of Asia and the West were no longer strongly intertwined....

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Connect activities with results on a single piece of paper 2 of 2.

by Mark Mcdonald  |  February 3, 2010

Making the connection between IT activities and business value requires having the information and communicating it effectively.  The blog post immediately before this one concentrates on creating a summary action...

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The most important thing in your company is not a thing

by Mark Mcdonald  |  February 1, 2010

It's a person and your people. “People are our most important … (asset, resource, strategy, etc)” This is one of the more familiar phrase executives and managers will say, particularly...

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