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Fun with EFSS MQ Surveys

by Jeffrey Mann  |  August 5, 2015

One of the least fun parts about being an analyst (or, I imagine working with analyst relations at a vendor) is dealing with magic quadrant and critical capabilities vendor surveys....

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The 11 Steps Established Vendors Go Through when Something New Comes Along

by Jeffrey Mann  |  July 14, 2015

As an analyst, I often see new Big Things coming by. Things like cloud, big data, mobility, even going back to client-server. The reaction of established vendors to these Big...

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2015’s New Years Anti-Resolutions

by Jeffrey Mann  |  January 1, 2015

For the past several years (way too many, actually), I have written a series of blog posts on anti-resolutions for the new year. So far, that and the April Fool's...

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Branding Issues and Australian Life Guards

by Jeffrey Mann  |  November 23, 2014

I've been in Australia for the last week or so for the Symposium event here, and was lucky enough to spend some time on a couple of the beaches in...

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2014's New Years Anti-Resolutions

by Jeffrey Mann  |  January 1, 2014

For the past several years, I have written a series of blog posts on anti-resolutions for the new year. Publishing predictions in a blog or video post around this time of year is easy...

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Is There a Dropbox Effect?

by Jeffrey Mann  |  November 12, 2012

A columnist at VentureBeat recently wrote about the supposed Dropbox Effect and whether it is real or not. I think it is, but not the way most people seem to...

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I Apologize for Being Poison for Vendor Demos

by Jeffrey Mann  |  January 26, 2011

I wish to apologize for all of the demos I have somehow disrupted, those in the past and I am sure, in the future. I see a lot of vendor...

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NDA Games

by Jeffrey Mann  |  April 12, 2010

Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) are a continuing source of controversy and aggravation in the industry analyst world. I thought that most vendors have learned how to deal with these in a...

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Recruitment Like It's 1999

by Jeffrey Mann  |  March 8, 2010

I can tell that I haven't taken a long flight or train trip recently, because I haven't blogged in a while. That's when I get the most reflective. In the...

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Social Software Lessons Learned from Shoveling Snow

by Jeffrey Mann  |  January 8, 2010

Like many places in the northern hemisphere, it snowed here last night. So like many people, I started the day clearing the driveway and creating a path to the front...

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