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What are the requirements CIOs expect from a Tier 1 service provider?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  October 16, 2012

A significant uptick in dissatisfaction with service providers is one of the trends I have noticed in the last six months.  Many CIOs are either actively switching service providers, in...

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Maximize IT returns by amplifying performance rather than administering a budget.

by Mark Mcdonald  |  January 9, 2012

In times of economic adversity, conventional wisdom calls for conserving cash and capital.  Firms have amassed record amounts of cash as governments face deep cuts in the fourth year of...

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Comprehensive value defines broader goals for organizational leadership and management

by Mark Mcdonald  |  November 9, 2011

Occupy Wall Street is just the latest in a series of protests against the idea that businesses exist only to create economic returns for their shareholders. The idea that business...

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Welcome to the 2011 European Symposium in Barcelona

by Mark Mcdonald  |  November 6, 2011

With macroeconomics and international finance dominating world news its easy to lose site of the fact that organizations cannot wait on the sideline for things to get better they have...

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Race against the Machine -- A book review

by Mark Mcdonald  |  October 27, 2011

Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee have created a powerful, concise and informative discussion of the impact of technology on employment, income distribution and macroeconomics.   Do not be fooled by the...

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Now what, personal thoughts on where we stand now

by Mark Mcdonald  |  August 10, 2011

I have been traveling the last two weeks overseas.  When I left we had the debt ceiling crisis, the US had a AAA rating and the stock market was above...

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The New Capitalist Manifesto: A book Review

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 7, 2011

A progressive and comprehensive look at a future capitalist system. Umair Haque's book makes an argument for what 21st capitalism should look like in the face of the economic, social,...

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Three new realities facing CIOs and IT

by Mark Mcdonald  |  November 16, 2010

New Realities require new rules, some of the forces shaping the future of the enterprise and IT Please note this is an excerpt of the Keynote address delivered at this...

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Welcome to Gartner’s Symposium and ITXpo in Sydney Australia

by Mark Mcdonald  |  November 14, 2010

Sydney is the final destination for the 2010 Gartner Symposium cycle enabling Gartner Analysts to share the latest insight gained from meeting with CIOs and IT executives in Europe and...

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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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