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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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Digital Makes 2012 and 2013 important years for Technology

by Mark Mcdonald  |  December 27, 2012

2012 has been one of extremes from a continued deepening of the global financial crisis, to the U.S. National Elections; to the rapid take-up of digital technology this year has...

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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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The Digital Edge in Retail

by Mark Mcdonald  |  November 26, 2012

Today is Cyber Monday, the day when experts suggest that more than a billion dollars will be spent online as people purchase gifts for the holiday season.  This fact coupled...

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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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Barcelona: what I learned from talking with CIOs at Gartner’s Symposium ITXpo.

by Mark Mcdonald  |  November 10, 2012

This week the Gartner Symposium stopped in Barcelona to meet with more than 5,000 CIOs and IT executives.  The challenges facing European CIOs and IT leaders are real and significant....

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7 years of lean, IT’s time in the innovation desert is over

by Mark Mcdonald  |  November 7, 2012

In the Bible Joseph’s interpretation of Pharoh’s dream predicted that Egypt would see seven years of fat, good harvests and plentiful food followed by 7 years of lean times, poor...

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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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What I learned from CIOs in Sao Paulo at Gartner Symposium

by Mark Mcdonald  |  November 2, 2012

Earlier this week the Gartner Symposium series stopped in Sao Paulo Brasil and joined more than 1,000 CIOs and IT professionals to discuss business and technology issues.  Like earlier symposia,...

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McKinsey Report Highlights Failure of Large Projects: why it is better to be small, particularly in IT

by Mark Mcdonald  |  October 29, 2012

A recent set of studies published by McKinsey Quarterly provides further evidence that the bigger they are the harder they fall.  Given that the McKinsey Quarterly’s audience is predominantly business...

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