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An atlas for digital opportunity

by Mark P. McDonald  |  May 6, 2013

An atlas is a collection of maps, graphical representations of the world that allow others to find their way in the new world.  We all face a new world of...

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Five Reasons Why BPM Isn't Just About Technology

by Samantha Searle  |  February 23, 2012

“What tools would you recommend for our BPM project?” The Gartner BPM team still receives a significant number of client inquiries that focus on implementing BPM as a technology and...

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A tool for assessing technology's amplification of your strategy

by Mark P. McDonald  |  February 8, 2012

Amplifying the enterprise is the theme for this year’s CIO agenda reflecting the expanding role of technology in the enterprise and its role in raising the power of enterprise strategies...

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History is more powerful than your peers

by Mark P. McDonald  |  December 21, 2011

Benchmarking is a hot topic among CIOs and IT leaders as they look to evaluate and justify their operations by answering the question -- 'how do we compare with others?"...

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What is on your CIO’s holiday wish list?

by Mark P. McDonald  |  December 19, 2011

It’s that time of year; when it is better to give than receive.  But what do you get a CIO this year?  What is on your CIO’s wish list? With...

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Best Practices are Stupid -- a book review

by Mark P. McDonald  |  November 4, 2011

Best Practices are Stupid 40 Ways to Out Innovate the Competition is the subject of one of Steve Shapiro’s innovation tips and the title for this book.  Rather than ridicule...

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Business value is in your hand – the five questions to ask to create a compelling case for change.

by Mark P. McDonald  |  November 2, 2011

Raising business impact is something that CIOs and IT professionals have sought for years.  The goal has led to the development of ‘tools’ ranging from new IT metrics, program/project management,...

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Escape Velocity by Geoffrey Moore – a book review

by Mark P. McDonald  |  September 30, 2011

Escape Velocity by Geoffrey Moore addresses the fundamental issue of driving deep innovation and value realization in your company not by some new silver bullet but by the hard work...

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How the iPad's parts can deliver more than a whole PC and why I cannot toss out my PC, just yet.

by Mark P. McDonald  |  September 17, 2011

I was working with a colleague this week and we were sitting across a conference room table. He had is MacAir out as we were working.  Me, I was working...

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The bare personal technology essentials

by Mark P. McDonald  |  July 27, 2011

What is the minimum set of technologies an individual needs to enhance their personal performance? It's difficult to answer this question in the context of a modern organization endowed with...

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