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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...

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McKinsey Report Highlights Failure of Large Projects: why it is better to be small, particularly in IT

by Mark Mcdonald  |  October 29, 2012

A recent set of studies published by McKinsey Quarterly provides further evidence that the bigger they are the harder they fall.  Given that the McKinsey Quarterly’s audience is predominantly business...

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Welcome to the 2012 Gartner Symposium ITXPO: Orlando

by Mark Mcdonald  |  October 21, 2012

It's October.  It’s Orlando.  It must be time for Gartner Symposium.  This year’s event represents a pivotal time for CIOs and IT particularly as the world makes the transition between...

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It is time to think small when thinking of IT

by Mark Mcdonald  |  July 13, 2012

Please enjoy this prior post on the nature of the IT organization.  IT trends and transformations over the past decade have been driven by a common theme: reducing cost.  CIO-led...

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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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Thinking Small about your IT organization: Mosaic vs. Monolith

by Mark Mcdonald  |  October 7, 2011

The IT organization structure is more than boxes in an organization chart.  The IT organization and the decisions it contains have a significant influence on IT performance, capability and process. ...

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Thinking Small means ‘dating’ the business

by Mark Mcdonald  |  September 21, 2011

This post is the companion to others that describe what ‘Thinking small’ about IT means.  This post concentrates on a different way of thinking about how IT builds relationships within...

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Thinking Small -- Thinking value

by Mark Mcdonald  |  September 16, 2011

This post is the companion and conclusion to the issue of Thinking Small about IT cost and value.  In that post we discussed how thinking about IT as BIG, complex...

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Thinking Small -- Creating value rather than controlling costs

by Mark Mcdonald  |  September 14, 2011

Leading CIOs have been re-imaging IT in the face of changing business priorities, technology innovation and resource realities.  This is leading some to adopt a new way of thinking about...

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It is time for IT to 'THINK small.'

by Mark Mcdonald  |  September 12, 2011

IT trends and transformations over the past decade have been driven by a common theme: reducing cost.  CIO-led initiatives for outsourcing, consolidation, shared services, applying lean manufacturing principles, have all...

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