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So long and thanks for all the fish

by Mark Mcdonald  |  May 16, 2013

This all started back in January 2009 and 718 posts latter with more than 3,700 comments it is time to conclude this blog.   During the past four years, the blog...

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Blaming sales or has sales technology outpaced sales management?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 22, 2013

There is much to talk about in last week’s news of the Free Fall in PC sales, IBM’s results and potential sale of its server business.  Coupled with prior misses...

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What are you going to do with those ducks? by Seth Godin, a book review

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 19, 2013

The intentional use of older, often obsolete cultural artifacts may be regarded as anachronistic according to Wikipedia.  What are you going to do with those ducks? By Seth Godin is...

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Why does diversity become division and division become destruction?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 16, 2013

That was the thought running through my head this morning. The more I look around, the more I see what was a diversity of opinion, ideas, backgrounds, ethnicities, religion etc....

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Which President would make the best CIO?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  February 18, 2013

It is President’s Day in the U.S. a public holiday recognizing the 44 leaders of the United States.  Who is the greatest President?  How do the President’s stack up?  How...

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A few thoughts on Dr. King and the future of the organization

by Mark Mcdonald  |  January 21, 2013

In the United States we have a public holiday to honor the life, lessons and leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King, perhaps the most significant leader in the U.S. Civil...

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What are you thankful for?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving is upon us.  It is a uniquely American holiday, in the sense that it remains somewhat exclusive to the U.S.. Other cultures and countries have similar holidays and festivals...

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Enterprise architects, creationism and absolutism

by Mark Mcdonald  |  November 19, 2012

This blog post is going to get me into  trouble, but I think that the issue is worth discussing, so I wince as I hit the publish button, but here...

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What I have learned from CIOs at the Gartner Orlando Symposium and ITxpo.

by Mark Mcdonald  |  October 26, 2012

I am just back from Gartner’s Symposium in Orlando and from the buzz at the event it has been a valuable experience for all.  On Sunday Night I posted a...

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What are the requirements CIOs expect from a Tier 1 service provider?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  October 16, 2012

A significant uptick in dissatisfaction with service providers is one of the trends I have noticed in the last six months.  Many CIOs are either actively switching service providers, in...

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