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Welcome to the first day of the rest of 2012

by Mark Mcdonald  |  September 4, 2012

It's the day after Labor Day in the U.S. and the semi-official end of summer.  Financially it is the last month of the third quarter.  It is also the first...

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An IT Renaissance is the last thing we need. We need IT Enlightenment.

by Mark Mcdonald  |  July 25, 2012

Conventional wisdom, beliefs and ideas concerning information technology crumble in the face of fundamental technology innovations such as Mobile, Social, SaaS, Big Data and the like.  Removing the fundamental logic...

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What is the average age of your customers?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  May 14, 2012

It is an interesting question and not one most companies consider on an ongoing basis.   The average age of your customer is increasingly important, not just in the Consumer Products...

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Living in Appland

by Mark Mcdonald  |  May 7, 2012

Appland exists where the availability of technology solutions exceeds your organizations business capability.   Technology becomes greater than IT in Appland as commercially accessible technologies create new innovation and advantage opportunities...

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Living in Gapland

by Mark Mcdonald  |  May 2, 2012

The relationship between IT functionality and business capability sets the context for technology in a business.  The prior post "Technology, IT and business in the lands of Apps, Gaps and...

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Technology, IT and Business in the lands of Apps, Gaps and Equilibrium

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 30, 2012

Take a step back and consider the fundamental assumptions behind IT and it become easy to see IT’s current challenges and future failures.  One of those assumptions is the relationship...

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

by Mark 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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CIOs express their interests at the 2012 CIO Leadership Forum in Phoenix

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 26, 2012

After an inspirational story of leadership and building high performing organizations by Pete Goss, the CIO leadership forum kicked off with opening sessions that concentrated on the theme of Amplifying...

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Welcome to the Phoenix CIO Leadership Forum

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 25, 2012

Sunday afternoon starts the last in this spring’s series of CIO leadership forums.  With more than 400 CIOs registered to attend, this year’s forum series has brought more than 1,000...

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Lightening the depths of shadow IT

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 22, 2012

Shadow IT is IT activity that occurs outside of IT.  Shadow IT is growing in many organizations driven by consumerized technology, mobility, the availability of cloud solutions and quite frankly...

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