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Gartner Middle East Symposium – welcome to the inaugural session

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 5, 2013

This week Gartner hosts its first Symposium in the Middle East and for those attending the event, my personal welcome.  A Symposium represents an opportunity for a group of peers...

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A New Federalism for Technology – a model made for a world demanding global growth and control

by Mark Mcdonald  |  February 25, 2013

Strategy connects with structure and structure influences strategy.  The relationship between the two drives organizations to re-align, re-distribute and re-organize, all except for IT.  According to the 2013 Gartner CIO...

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Which are the best opportunities for CIOs to connect with their C Level colleagues

by Mark Mcdonald  |  February 22, 2013

There are many ‘reasons’ why the C Level colleagues of the CIO should pay attention.  Frankly many of those arguments about the power of technology, its strategic importance, etc. fall...

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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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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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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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Forget about resolutions and figure out your resolve

by Mark Mcdonald  |  January 2, 2013

New Year’s resolutions come and mostly go by the wayside in large part because they are weak commitments to things we already know that we are not going to do....

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Welcome to Barcelona and the 2012 Gartner Symposium ITXpo

by Mark Mcdonald  |  November 5, 2012

CIOs and IT from across Europe gather in Barcelona this week to discuss the future of business, leadership and technology in the context of a changing economic and political environment. ...

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Gartner Symposium – Goa India: What I learned from CIOs attending the event.

by Mark Mcdonald  |  October 15, 2012

Last week more than 250 CIOs attended Gartner Symposium in Goa, India. This year’s event was the second symposium in India with last year’s held in Mumbai.  In talking with...

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