Gartner Blog Network

Category: '2013' Blog Posts

from the Gartner Blog Network

Who plays the Technology game?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 25, 2013

This is the last in a series of posts evaluating the differences between technology and IT.  While it is easy to list differences, this approach rarely reveals the dynamics behind...

Read more »

Chief Digital Officer – who should they report to?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 22, 2013

Prior posts have discussed the need for a Chief Digital Officer as well as the different types of Digital Officers.  This post concentrates on the range of possible reporting relationships...

Read more »

What I learned at Gartner’s CIO Leadership Forum in Huntington Beach California.

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 20, 2013

Last week the CIO Leadership Forum landed in London at Heathrow Terminal 5 where more than 250 CIOs shared their experiences, ideas and concerns.  This week Huntington Beach California, outside...

Read more »

“Steering your car via the gas tank”, when cost trumps strategy

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 18, 2013

We have been living with cost control strategies for so long that it is easy to lose sight that there are other strategies beyond doing ‘more with less.’  Recently I...

Read more »

What I learned from this week’s CIO Leadership Forum in London

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 15, 2013

Earlier this week almost 300 CIOs from across Europe flew into London’s Terminal 5 to participate in the 2013 Leadership Forum.  “Digital Enterprise and Beyond”is the them of the event...

Read more »

Gartner Middle East Symposium – welcome to the inaugural session

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 5, 2013

This week Gartner hosts its first Symposium in the Middle East and for those attending the event, my personal welcome.  A Symposium represents an opportunity for a group of peers...

Read more »

A New Federalism for Technology – a model made for a world demanding global growth and control

by Mark Mcdonald  |  February 25, 2013

Strategy connects with structure and structure influences strategy.  The relationship between the two drives organizations to re-align, re-distribute and re-organize, all except for IT.  According to the 2013 Gartner CIO...

Read more »

Which are the best opportunities for CIOs to connect with their C Level colleagues

by Mark Mcdonald  |  February 22, 2013

There are many ‘reasons’ why the C Level colleagues of the CIO should pay attention.  Frankly many of those arguments about the power of technology, its strategic importance, etc. fall...

Read more »

What are the feedback systems that drive a Technology Game?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  February 20, 2013

The IT Game is a stalemate and the past few posts have sought to start up a conversation regarding the nature of a new Technology Game that should replace the...

Read more »

What are the rules for the "Technology Game?"

by Mark Mcdonald  |  February 12, 2013

The prior post introduced the idea that the current IT game is a stalemate and that it is time to design a new game, a technology game.  That post suggests...

Read more »