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2011 – reflections and thoughts

by Mark Mcdonald  |  December 27, 2011

I am sitting here between the holidays trying to put 2011 in perspective and think of the coming year.  Frankly I am having a tough time thinking what 2011 was...

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Re-Imagining IT: the 2011 Gartner Symposium

by Mark Mcdonald  |  October 17, 2011

The importance of information and technology is increasing, but that does not mean that the role of IT is increasing. Many CIOs look to get to the proverbial ‘next level’...

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Re-Imagine IT, Lead from the Front: a preview on the CIO experience at Orlando Symposium

by Mark Mcdonald  |  September 15, 2011

It is time to re-imagine IT and lead from the front.  As the world continues to change, IT must find new answers to new questions concerning growth, cost efficiencies, innovation...

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Mid year check up on the commitments you should make for 2011

by Mark Mcdonald  |  June 1, 2011

It’s the logical midpoint of 2011 – at least from a business cycle.  It’s a good time to check the progress on the resolutions and plans.  While plans and priorities...

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What is the difference between remaking and re-imagining IT?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 11, 2011

CIOs see the need for change but it's often difficult to describe the type of change required.  Without a clear description of the particular type of change, we too often...

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Reflections on the 2011 European CIO Leadership Forum

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 8, 2011

This week in London marked the end of this year’s CIO Leadership Forum series.  What began in February in Dubai continued in March in Phoenix has come to a close. ...

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Welcome to the 2011 European CIO Leadership Forum

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 5, 2011

This year more than 300 CIOs are coming together outside London to discussion what it means to Re-imagine IT in a European context. A few weeks ago, CIOs in the...

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It's time to start talking about the 'middle office'

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 30, 2011

Many people think of a business as consisting of a front office, which markets, sells and serves customers and a back office that fulfills demand and handles operations.  The dichotomy...

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My reflections on Gartner's 2011 CIO leadership forum in Phoenix

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 23, 2011

Creative destruction was the theme of this year's CIO leadership forum reflecting the essence of the challenge facing CIOs around the world. The event represented a significant opportunity for more...

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The big when for IT is now

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 22, 2011

For the first time in nearly 10 years IT has the ability to use technology change to reposition itself and its role in the enterprise.  The existence of light weight...

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