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To Twitter You're worth $101.70

by Doug Laney  |  November 12, 2013

Prior to Facebook’s IPO, I published a piece in the Wall Street Journal suggesting what the economic value of one of its active users was at the time: To Facebook...

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A Decade of Devaluation in IT

by Mark P. McDonald  |  September 7, 2012

In a prior post -- When Frugality Fails -- the topic was what do you do when just cutting costs is not enough to define success.  This topic looks at...

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Metrics, metrics who has the right metrics – well we have some data and five observations.

by Mark P. McDonald  |  August 22, 2012

In the 2012 Gartner Executive Programs CIO survey we asked CIOs several questions about the metrics they use, how effective the metrics were and how effective they were at demonstrating...

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Avoid the trap of false precision

by Mark P. McDonald  |  November 30, 2011

Precision is the enemy of IT value and a root cause of why it is so hard to measure IT’s.  About the only thing that you can prove with precision...

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Inflation, the time to think about it is before it gets here

by Mark P. McDonald  |  February 10, 2011

Remember the global economy right before the global financial crisis? Oil prices were hitting nominal records, food prices were climbing and other commodities were driving resource-based economies forward. Inflation was...

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Reuse really matters – even in the depths of the recession

by Mark P. McDonald  |  October 15, 2010

This summer Gartner Executive Programs and MIT Sloan School’s Center for Information Systems Research (MIT CISR) published a report on the Advantages and Economics and Value of Reuse.  (Executive Summary)...

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CIOs report trading operating budgets for capital spending at the mid year.

by Mark P. McDonald  |  September 8, 2010

According to Gartner's 2010 CIO Mid year survey, IT budgets remain tight and CIOs report having to move resources around to meet increasing operational and infrastructure upgrades in the face...

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How CIOs present choice makes all the difference in the world.

by Mark P. McDonald  |  August 31, 2010

CIOs and their IT teams can unnecessarily limit their influence and options in ways that seem small, but have major consequences.  Take for example  how you present options.  IT is...

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Does your company work like five fingers, a fist or a claw?

by Mark P. McDonald  |  April 5, 2010

This is another way of asking whether or not you're your company is an enterprise.  The answer means a lot to your strategy, how you run IT and the levers...

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A silly IT budget trick

by Mark P. McDonald  |  March 20, 2010

Note:  My apologies for the prior version of this post.  I wrote it too quickly and did not give it a good proof reading. I read an article the other...

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