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How strong is the business/IT relationship in your industry?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 25, 2013

How strong is the business/IT relationship in your industry?  How easy to business with technology is for you and your peers?  It's a good question and one that we explored...

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Who plays the Technology game?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 25, 2013

This is the last in a series of posts evaluating the differences between technology and IT.  While it is easy to list differences, this approach rarely reveals the dynamics behind...

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What I learned from Gartner’s First Symposium in the Middle East - Dubai 2013

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 11, 2013

Last  week more than 450 CIOs and IT executives met for Gartner’s first ever Symposium in the Middle East.  The three-day event concentrated on the digital imperatives of Focus, Connect...

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Gartner Middle East Symposium – welcome to the inaugural session

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 5, 2013

This week Gartner hosts its first Symposium in the Middle East and for those attending the event, my personal welcome.  A Symposium represents an opportunity for a group of peers...

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CIOs know a lot about sequestration

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 1, 2013

Today starts sequestration; the term for the ‘draconian’ budget cuts in the U.S.  The 6% across the board cuts to social programs and 8% cut for defense programs has been...

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What are the feedback systems that drive a Technology Game?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  February 20, 2013

The IT Game is a stalemate and the past few posts have sought to start up a conversation regarding the nature of a new Technology Game that should replace the...

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What are the rules for the "Technology Game?"

by Mark Mcdonald  |  February 12, 2013

The prior post introduced the idea that the current IT game is a stalemate and that it is time to design a new game, a technology game.  That post suggests...

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The IT game is a stalemate, time to define a new Technology Game

by Mark Mcdonald  |  February 8, 2013

CIOs and IT leaders are masters of  the IT game. Executives play the IT game so long as it was the only game in town and it suited their needs....

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We need a good business reason for investing in IT

by Mark Mcdonald  |  January 30, 2013

For years CIOs and researchers have highlighted the imperative for IT become a larger part of the business.  The advice offered is for CIOs to be more strategic, business focuses,...

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Digital Makes 2012 and 2013 important years for Technology

by Mark Mcdonald  |  December 27, 2012

2012 has been one of extremes from a continued deepening of the global financial crisis, to the U.S. National Elections; to the rapid take-up of digital technology this year has...

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