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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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Gartner Cool Vendors Nominations are All In

by Daryl Plummer  |  February 9, 2012

The Gartner Cool Vendors process happens at the beginning of each year and terminates in the April timeframe with the publication of our annual list of relatively un-known but interesting...

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Catalyst Conference Report: SaaS and Optimization

by Bill Pray  |  August 4, 2011

Catalyst Conference in San Diego last week hit high water marks for attendance and participation. I kept busy: 2 workshops, 2 presentations, 3 panels, a roundtable and the MC for...

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Business Investments vs. Business cases: start one and stop the other

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 13, 2011

It is time to replace the traditional IT business case with a Business Investment Plans.   Why?  For the simple reason that they do not work, at least they do not...

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Finally, proof that technology creates value, how you should the $1,700 number

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 4, 2011

Saturday the Wall Street Journal featured a brief article in its ‘number of the week’ section -- $1,700 per person.  That was the amount calculated by Jeremy Greenwood and Karen...

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What is the size of your deck?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  November 22, 2010

That sounds like a personal question. It is not.  Just an observation that size of your presentation deck tells more about you than you might imagine.  This is particularly important...

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What I am learning from CIOs in Cannes.

by Mark Mcdonald  |  November 10, 2010

It is halfway through Gartner European Symposium and ITxPo and time for some intermediate reflections.  These are based on talking with CIOs both in 1:1 sessions as well as to...

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Cloudstreams: The Next Cloud Integration Challenge

by Daryl Plummer  |  November 8, 2010

I’m about to introduce a term to describe a solid trend in cloud computing integration – Cloudstreams. It will come as no surprise to those of you who have spoken...

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WSJ Essential Guide to Management builds management skills on the cheap - a review

by Mark Mcdonald  |  September 16, 2010

Building business skills in IT is a consistent requirement for CIOs and IT leaders.  The term business skills is broad ranging including specifics about your company as well as broader...

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Why the back office may never fully understand the front office.

by Mark Mcdonald  |  August 12, 2010

Every company has tension between its front and back offices.  You can describe that tension as the difference between what customer’s want/expect and what the company is able to deliver...

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