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Anthony J. Bradley
GVP
10 years at Gartner
26 years in IT

Anthony J. Bradley is a group vice president in Gartner Research responsible for the research content that Gartner publishes through its three internet businesses (softwareadvice.com, capterra.com and getapp.com). These responsibilities include creating and leading the research organization and infrastructure needed for the strategy formulation, planning, research, creation, editing, production and distribution of the content. He has four global teams of highly talented people who are advancing towards the world's greatest destination for content on how small businesses succeed through information technology.

The State of Crowdfunding

by Anthony J. Bradley  |  April 4, 2014

Hello everyone. This is an alert to some research I have underway. I am looking at several of the leading crowdfunding platforms to assess the “state of crowdfunding” today. I am looking at the following crowdfunding sites: Bloom Bolstr Circleup CreateAFund Crowdbank CrowdBuilder Crowdfunder Crowdrise Early Shares EquityNet.com eReleases Fundable Fundercloud Funders Club GoFundMe.com indiegogo.com […]

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Email is Anti-Social 4: Personal vs. Community Productivity

by Anthony J. Bradley  |  September 19, 2013

This part 4 of an “Email is Anti-social” multipart blog. Here is Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 . Email is a personal productivity tool and it isn’t effective outside small-scale and simple collaboration. It is meant to serve the needs of individuals versus the needs of a community of participants. Each of us […]

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Email is Anti-Social 3: Reactive vs. Proactive Work

by Anthony J. Bradley  |  September 17, 2013

This part 3 of an “Email is Anti-social” multipart blog. Here is Part 1 and Part 2. Email is ephemeral. It is a continuous stream of loosely connected messages with a relatively short useful life. The efforts of collectively trying to advance a collaborative product gets lost in a seemingly never ending stream of short-lived […]

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E-mail is Anti-social Part 2: Distributed versus Collective

by Anthony J. Bradley  |  September 3, 2013

This part 2 of an “E-mail is Anti-social” multipart blog. Here is Part 1. Email is a highly successful communication tool because it is a push centric message distribution mechanism. It is a poor collaboration tool because this distributed characteristic leads to information fragmentation even at small scale. Let’s extend our lego thought expirament from […]

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Email is Anti-social Part 1: Communication is Not Collaboration

by Anthony J. Bradley  |  August 29, 2013

In many organizations the highly prolific, if not addictive, use of e-mail is considered an impediment to the adoption of social collaboration or other collaboration methods. People are resistant to use anything but e-mail and sometimes get very protective, sometimes hostile, when asked to use something different. How can you drive change and evolve into […]

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The Success Rate of Social Collaboration is not 10%

by Anthony J. Bradley  |  April 8, 2013

Recently Gartner published a press release in anticipation of my participation in the Gartner Enterprise Architecture Summit conferences where I will be presenting the following: Social Collaboration Demands a New Approach to Architecting Human-centric Solutions and Gartner Keynote: Driving New Business Outcomes With the Nexus of Forces Unfortunately, several press outlets including Computerworld, and CIO […]

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The Dawning Age of Mass Collaboration

by Anthony J. Bradley  |  January 8, 2013

Mass collaboration is the future of competitive advantage in business. See Gartner’s infographic on the evolution of business. Social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter may be all the rage today. But they’re only the beginning of something really big. Their true impact is that they’re spurring a new era of mass collaboration. Hundreds, […]

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Social Collaboration and Business Process; An Oxymoron Made in Heaven

by Anthony J. Bradley  |  April 4, 2012

You might think that mass collaboration is ill suited for business process improvement. The chaotic, unpredictable, messy, voluntary, often controversial and sometimes ugly interactions that can characterize social collaboration seems almost the opposite of the clean, calculated, activity centric, deterministic approach that many associate with business process management. Well, the times they are a changin’. […]

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If You Are Talking Facebook You Aren’t on the Social Leading Edge

by Anthony J. Bradley  |  March 6, 2012

I had an interesting call with a US retailer a few days ago. And by interesting I don’t mean good. They are not a Gartner client and it became clear pretty quickly that they wanted me to prove how Gartner could possibly help them since they are on the leading edge of social media. They […]

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Observations on Europe and Social Business

by Anthony J. Bradley  |  March 1, 2012

I recently returned from a two week tour of northern Europe where I met with over 20 organizations to discuss their social business strategy efforts. I started in Copenhagen, then to Amsterdam, Edinburgh, London and finally Helsinki. I’m happy to say that it seems the book, “The Social Organization: How to Tap the Collective Genius […]

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