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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...

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CIOs know a lot about sequestration

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 1, 2013

Today starts sequestration; the term for the ‘draconian’ budget cuts in the U.S.  The 6% across the board cuts to social programs and 8% cut for defense programs has been...

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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...

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Is your CFO qualified to oversee IT?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 19, 2012

There is a renewed discussion of the CIO reporting relationships.  It is a discussion that is sure to generate debate as who you report to is important both personally and...

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Hiding reality from your CEO -- a sign of weak management

by Mark Mcdonald  |  December 5, 2011

I was at a large conference recently and I noticed a very helpful ad hoc tool a team had developed.  The tool was a list of people and rooms taped...

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Avoid the trap of false precision

by Mark Mcdonald  |  November 30, 2011

Precision is the enemy of IT value and a root cause of why it is so hard to measure IT’s.  About the only thing that you can prove with precision...

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Are you doing the dishes? Time to check your IT strategy before it becomes an IT plan.

by Mark Mcdonald  |  November 17, 2011

Business relevance and alignment is a persistent issue in IT and a challenge for CIOs.  In this year’s CIO agenda presentations at Gartner Symposium these issues were discussed and measured...

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CEO’s need to consider a team approach to formulating 2012 strategies

by Mark Mcdonald  |  July 5, 2011

It is time to begin formulating the team that will develop the 2012 Business Strategy.  You may have already held preliminary discussions; the heavy lifting of strategy formulation and execution...

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CFOs share their concerns regarding the strategic importance of their role.

by Mark Mcdonald  |  June 29, 2011

The Wall Street Journal published the results of their first CFO network meeting in the Monday June 27 edition.  The network includes 60 CFO’s from leading organizations as well as...

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The CIO and the rest of the C-Suite

by Mark Mcdonald  |  May 2, 2011

There is no doubt that CIOs have one of the more challenging sets of responsibilities on the senior executive team.  It is easy to see the CIO as accountable for...

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