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

by Mark P. 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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The Geek Debt Crisis

by Mark P. McDonald  |  July 2, 2012

While Europe finance ministers deal with national debt crisis, CIO’s and CFO’s are ignoring their organizational geek debt crisis.  Measure your organization’s geek debt by the degree to which existing...

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Digitalization creates new dimensions for disruption

by Mark P. McDonald  |  April 9, 2012

Disruption is the interruption of normal work or practice according to Wikipedia.  In business disruption is the result of deliberate strategies and practices as companies seek to exploit differences and...

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2012’s CIO Leadership Challenges -- the focus of the forum

by Mark P. McDonald  |  March 30, 2012

Yesterday final CIO Leadership Session finished in Phoenix wrapping up sessions in Dubai and London. Each session concentrated on regional challenges from expanding growth in the gulf, to addressing macro...

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Find your human middleware

by Mark P. McDonald  |  March 2, 2012

Where is your human middleware?  Every organization has it, but few people see it for what it is – a sign of distortion.  I first heard the term ‘human middleware’...

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