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How strong is the business/IT relationship in your industry?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 25, 2013

How strong is the business/IT relationship in your industry?  How easy to business with technology is for you and your peers?  It's a good question and one that we explored...

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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...

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“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...

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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...

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What I learned from Gartner’s First Symposium in the Middle East - Dubai 2013

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 11, 2013

Last  week more than 450 CIOs and IT executives met for Gartner’s first ever Symposium in the Middle East.  The three-day event concentrated on the digital imperatives of Focus, Connect...

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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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Is IT isolated in your organization? Here are ten telltale signs in your IT strategy.

by Mark Mcdonald  |  January 25, 2013

It is time for the annual IT kickoff and presentation of the 2013 IT strategy. The kickoff meeting offers a unique opportunity to assess IT, its role in the enterprise,...

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Hunting and Harvesting in a Digital World: the 2013 CIO Agenda

by Mark Mcdonald  |  January 16, 2013

This morning I had the honor of appearing on CNBC to announce the results of the 2013 Gartner Executive Programs CIO survey and CIO agenda report.  Follow this link to...

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The Technology Model is changing from Computing to Consumption

by Mark Mcdonald  |  January 11, 2013

Computing power has been the measure and the model for how we think about technology.  The model was that greater the MIPS, Feeds, Speeds, Capacity etc. the more powerful the...

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2013 is the first day of the rest of the year, and the last time to account for the past.

by Mark Mcdonald  |  January 7, 2013

Today is the first full working day of the first full working week of 2013.  It's a time when ‘everything old is new again’. New in the context that it's...

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