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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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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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Welcome to the 2012 Gartner Symposium ITXPO: Orlando

by Mark Mcdonald  |  October 21, 2012

It's October.  It’s Orlando.  It must be time for Gartner Symposium.  This year’s event represents a pivotal time for CIOs and IT particularly as the world makes the transition between...

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What is the single best metric for demonstrating IT business impact?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  July 11, 2012

If John Stuart can take a hiatus, why can't I.  Please enjoy this prior post on the best metric for IT. The issue of demonstrating the business value of IT...

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Warning Signs that IT is signing up for requirements that cannot be delivered through technology

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 8, 2012

IT solutions are complex, cross functional, intricate and aspirational.  It is no wonder that getting the right scope, requirements and solution is a persistent challenge.  Frankly, IT solutions rarely meet...

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Technology > IT

by Mark Mcdonald  |  January 16, 2012

Technology is becoming more important than IT.  Now that may sound strange, after all what is the difference between technology and IT.  For years the answer was, not much.  Corporate...

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Avoid the trap of false precision

by Mark Mcdonald  |  November 30, 2011

Precision is the enemy of IT value and a root cause of why it is so hard to measure IT’s.  About the only thing that you can prove with precision...

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How can you tell when you are being administrative rather than action oriented?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  November 14, 2011

Every organization has administrative work.  It needs to be done and done right even if it is not directly touching the customer, creating value, or saving resources. Administrative work can...

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Business value is in your hand – the five questions to ask to create a compelling case for change.

by Mark Mcdonald  |  November 2, 2011

Raising business impact is something that CIOs and IT professionals have sought for years.  The goal has led to the development of ‘tools’ ranging from new IT metrics, program/project management,...

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