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What I am learning from CIOs in Cannes.

by Mark Mcdonald  |  November 10, 2010

It is halfway through Gartner European Symposium and ITxPo and time for some intermediate reflections.  These are based on talking with CIOs both in 1:1 sessions as well as to...

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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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How IT can avoid being torn apart by growth

by Mark Mcdonald  |  May 25, 2010

In the preceding post I made an argument that growth demands in the business will tear apart IT’s centralized and consolidated operations. CIOs will face demands for decentralization, greater federation...

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Test the strength of your culture – turn off the email

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 25, 2010

Recently between the power outages in the Northeast and other events, our company lost use of our email system on a Friday morning.  By lost I do not mean that...

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Is 2010 a replay of 2009?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 24, 2010

I hope not, but this idea has recently gotten some attention in the IT media.  People are looking for some theme for this year.  They are trying to make sense...

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A silly IT budget trick

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 20, 2010

Note:  My apologies for the prior version of this post.  I wrote it too quickly and did not give it a good proof reading. I read an article the other...

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Perspective matters when considering IT investment budgets.

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 16, 2010

Pundits use IT portfolio measures to justify observations regarding the health and future of IT.  The average quoted in some quarters is 71% to operations with the remaining 29% allocated...

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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 economic transition from recession to recovery

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 4, 2010

2010 and perhaps 2011 will be extraordinary years – they will be years of transition.  A transition year is unique because it represents a time of adjustment and uncertainty as...

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The business decisions that drive IT cost structure

by Mark Mcdonald  |  February 16, 2010

What do you think about when you think about the drivers of IT cost?  IT headcount, managed service contracts, the number of servers, the amount of software maintenance, the number...

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