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The Duality of Technology – or why business and technology leaders look at the same thing and see it so differently

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 17, 2013

The relationship between business and technology is complex and confusing for both executives and their IT peers.  I believe that much of the reason behind this has to do with...

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Is IT isolated in your organization? Here are ten telltale signs in your IT strategy.

by Mark Mcdonald  |  January 25, 2013

It is time for the annual IT kickoff and presentation of the 2013 IT strategy. The kickoff meeting offers a unique opportunity to assess IT, its role in the enterprise,...

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Digital strategy or digital tragedy

by Mark Mcdonald  |  January 23, 2013

As more and more attention turns to digital technology (mobile, big data, social, cloud) the greater the temptation to invest in a 'digital' strategy.  The idea sounds clear, simple and...

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The Technology Model is changing from Computing to Consumption

by Mark Mcdonald  |  January 11, 2013

Computing power has been the measure and the model for how we think about technology.  The model was that greater the MIPS, Feeds, Speeds, Capacity etc. the more powerful the...

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The last question for the last day of 2013

by Mark Mcdonald  |  December 31, 2012

This December the blog has asked a number of questions about the future of IT.  The approach seeks to avoid didactic statements about the future of IT – answers without...

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What are the issues that need to be addressed in creating IT’s future?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  December 21, 2012

This is the third question in the December Friday question series.  The two prior questions looked at  “Is the IT organization, as we currently know it, worth saving?” on December...

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What are the reasons we need IT in the future?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  December 14, 2012

Today is the second friday in December and time for another question in the discussion series about asking the right questions about IT. Last week’s question “Is the IT organization, as we...

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Local public infrastructure driving economic development and employment growth

by Mark Mcdonald  |  December 12, 2012

Last month I had the opportunity to catch up with Todd Jackson the CIO at the City of Westerville Ohio and received an update on Westerville Ohio’s Community Data Center. ...

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7 years of lean, IT’s time in the innovation desert is over

by Mark Mcdonald  |  November 7, 2012

In the Bible Joseph’s interpretation of Pharoh’s dream predicted that Egypt would see seven years of fat, good harvests and plentiful food followed by 7 years of lean times, poor...

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Why do you need a Digital Edge?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  October 22, 2012

Every organization has an edge – a reason behind their future success.  Having an edge is great, but customer expectations, competition and technology dull every edge.  Sharpening these edges becomes...

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