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Maverick Research is intentionally disruptive and edgy to help you get ahead of the mainstream and take advantage of trends and insights that could impact your IT strategy and your organization. This research explores high-impact future scenarios that help executives and senior managers to break out of conventional approaches and use new perspectives to explore the future. Below is a sample of this year's research.

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Maverick* Research: How Big Data Causes Business Meltdown

26 September 2014

Big data is bad. It misdirects unsophisticated managers from key patterns while they mistake the meaningless for reality. In the hands of the naïve it will cause more harm than good. (Maverick research deliberately exposes unconventional thinking and may not agree with Gartner's official positions).

Maverick* Research: The Industrialization of Nonroutine Work

3 October 2014

As work becomes more observable, machine learning will boost CIOs' ability to manage predictably nonroutine work that today relies on experience, creativity and social skills. (Maverick research deliberately exposes unconventional thinking and may not agree with Gartner's official positions.)

Maverick* Research: Fire two thirds of your IT organization

23 September 2013

Agile, DevOps and Web scale have formed a lean IT revolution. Few IT groups have the skills/mindset to thrive. This will require IT groups to cut most positions and define new ones. (Maverick research deliberately exposes unconventional thinking and may not agree with Gartner's official positions.)

Maverick* Research: Embracing Eccentric Leadership — Strategies for CIOs

2 October 2014

Going beyond the normal range of leadership personalities and styles, we explore what it means to be eccentric, the good and bad, and how CIOs can best deal with eccentric leaders. (Maverick research deliberately exposes unconventional thinking and may not agree with Gartner's official positions.)

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