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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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A Decade of Devaluation in IT

by Mark Mcdonald  |  September 7, 2012

In a prior post -- When Frugality Fails -- the topic was what do you do when just cutting costs is not enough to define success.  This topic looks at...

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The Geek Debt Crisis

by Mark Mcdonald  |  July 2, 2012

While Europe finance ministers deal with national debt crisis, CIO’s and CFO’s are ignoring their organizational geek debt crisis.  Measure your organization’s geek debt by the degree to which existing...

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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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Re-Imagining IT’s value in the enterprise

by Mark Mcdonald  |  June 6, 2011

What is IT’s value?  How do you measure it?  Both are questions that constantly challenge CIOs and their C level peers.  IT value can be difficult to measure, particularly when...

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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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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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Leading in Times of Transition: the 2010 CIO Agenda

by Mark Mcdonald  |  January 19, 2010

These years 2010 Gartner CIO Survey captured the priorities and plans of more than 1,500 CIOs.  The CIOs reported that they see 2010 as a time of transition across three...

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Are we completing IT’s lost decade?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  December 22, 2009

I pose the following questions because as the first decade of the second millennia is coming to a close.  This will lead to a cascade of analysts and pundits asking...

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Contemplating an IT-less recovery

by Mark Mcdonald  |  November 12, 2009

I was at an event a few weeks ago hosted by a leading IT journalist who made the following opening remarks.  “Good times are ahead for IT.  A new investment...

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