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2011 – reflections and thoughts

by Mark Mcdonald  |  December 27, 2011

I am sitting here between the holidays trying to put 2011 in perspective and think of the coming year.  Frankly I am having a tough time thinking what 2011 was...

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Mid year check up on the commitments you should make for 2011

by Mark Mcdonald  |  June 1, 2011

It’s the logical midpoint of 2011 – at least from a business cycle.  It’s a good time to check the progress on the resolutions and plans.  While plans and priorities...

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What is the difference between remaking and re-imagining IT?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 11, 2011

CIOs see the need for change but it's often difficult to describe the type of change required.  Without a clear description of the particular type of change, we too often...

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Reflections on the 2011 European CIO Leadership Forum

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 8, 2011

This week in London marked the end of this year’s CIO Leadership Forum series.  What began in February in Dubai continued in March in Phoenix has come to a close. ...

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Welcome to the 2011 European CIO Leadership Forum

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 5, 2011

This year more than 300 CIOs are coming together outside London to discussion what it means to Re-imagine IT in a European context. A few weeks ago, CIOs in the...

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It's time to start talking about the 'middle office'

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 30, 2011

Many people think of a business as consisting of a front office, which markets, sells and serves customers and a back office that fulfills demand and handles operations.  The dichotomy...

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Disrupt - Think the Unthinkable: a Book Review

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 25, 2011

Disruption is an essential part of your global economy and in fact a theme for this year's CIO Leadership Forums in Phoenix and London.  So the topic is on the...

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My reflections on Gartner's 2011 CIO leadership forum in Phoenix

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 23, 2011

Creative destruction was the theme of this year's CIO leadership forum reflecting the essence of the challenge facing CIOs around the world. The event represented a significant opportunity for more...

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The big when for IT is now

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 22, 2011

For the first time in nearly 10 years IT has the ability to use technology change to reposition itself and its role in the enterprise.  The existence of light weight...

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Re-imagining IT's strategic relevance by applying creative destruction

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 21, 2011

IT's strategic relevance is always the subject of great debate. It is interlinked with issues of business alignment, the strength of the business relationship and the value of IT. It...

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