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Playing to Win by AG Lafley -- a book review

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 15, 2013

Playing to Win is highly recommended as perhaps the first and one of the few books you should ever read about business strategy.  Penned by the former CEO of P&G...

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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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The Chief Digital Officer, you may not need one.

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 6, 2013

Digitalization requires a type of collaboration that spans the organization to create a digital edge based on an integrated customer experience. The idea of a ‘chief” role responsible for a...

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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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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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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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We need a good business reason for investing in IT

by Mark Mcdonald  |  January 30, 2013

For years CIOs and researchers have highlighted the imperative for IT become a larger part of the business.  The advice offered is for CIOs to be more strategic, business focuses,...

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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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Digital strategy or digital tragedy

by Mark Mcdonald  |  January 23, 2013

As more and more attention turns to digital technology (mobile, big data, social, cloud) the greater the temptation to invest in a 'digital' strategy.  The idea sounds clear, simple and...

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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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