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The IT game is a stalemate, time to define a new Technology Game

by Mark Mcdonald  |  February 8, 2013

CIOs and IT leaders are masters of  the IT game. Executives play the IT game so long as it was the only game in town and it suited their needs....

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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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An IT value sampler for the holidays

by Mark Mcdonald  |  December 19, 2012

It is the holiday season and the time for samplers.  Recently a friend sent me a candle sampler as a holiday gift – a box of assorted chocolates.  That got...

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Close an IT infrastructure, open a digital platform

by Mark Mcdonald  |  December 17, 2012

Digital technologies are worth less individually.  They are worth everything when connected to enterprise information and transaction capabilities.  That is a rather esoteric statement, so consider a mobile phone with...

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What I learned from CIOs at the Gold Coast Australia Symposium

by Mark Mcdonald  |  November 16, 2012

The seventh and final Gartner Symposium ITXpo completed this week at Gold Coast, Australia.   This completes a set of posts related to prior events in Tokyo, Goa, Orlando, Sao Paulo,...

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Effective alignment requires more than process and plans, it demands productivity and throughout.

by Mark Mcdonald  |  October 31, 2012

Business and IT alignment is a perennial issues facing executives.  It is one of reasons for misunderstandings, inefficiencies and frankly recriminations between technologists and business professionals.  Improving Business and IT...

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Metrics, metrics who has the right metrics – well we have some data and five observations.

by Mark Mcdonald  |  August 22, 2012

In the 2012 Gartner Executive Programs CIO survey we asked CIOs several questions about the metrics they use, how effective the metrics were and how effective they were at demonstrating...

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Is today’s IT tomorrow’s slagheap or future gold mine?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  August 14, 2012

The question gets at the issue of legacy applications, information, infrastructure, etc.  Current IT philosophy, management practices and thinking is organized around the idea of building new things, adopting new...

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The Silent Crisis - Management

by Mark Mcdonald  |  May 25, 2012

Organizations are in crisis and many are unaware.  Crisis in the sense that organizations are facing developments that will lead them to an unstable and dangerous situation which they all...

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Security is personal and professional more than technical

by Mark Mcdonald  |  February 17, 2012

I don’t blog a lot about security.  I leave that to the security experts like John Pescatore and others.  But recently in the last three weeks security has become a...

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