Darin Stewart

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Darin Stewart
Research Director
1 year with Gartner
15 years IT industry

Darin Stewart is a research director for Gartner in the Collaboration and Content Strategies service. He covers a broad range of technologies that together comprise enterprise content management. Read Full Bio

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Coming Up for Air and Diving Into Catalyst 2012

by Darin Stewart  |  August 8, 2012  |  2 Comments

For the past few weeks I’ve been immersed in work on open innovation, linked data and expertise sharing.  I’ve managed to sneak out a couple of related blog posts during that time but most of my effort has be focused on writing a new research report, “Radical Openness: Profiting from data you didn’t create, people you don’t employ and ideas you didn’t have”. This is all pretty far outside of my normal areas of coverage, but it has been fun participating in the Gartner Maverick Research Incubator.  The paper is finally done (well, a draft anyway).  I planned to return to my regular research as it works its way through the editorial food chain. So this morning I took a deep breath, ready to return to my regular coverage.  Then I looked at the calendar. Catalyst is only two weeks away! So I’ll be heads down again to prepare.  I’m speaking on four topics this year as well as participating in an experts panel on enterprise metadata.  The abstracts and key points for each talk are below.  If you are attending the conference, please say hello. If you can’t make it, I’m always happy to talk as part of the Gartner for Technical Professionals service. I hope to see you in San Diego.

Content Management in the Cloud: What’s Possible and When to Use It

Moving content management into the cloud can be a very appealing prospect. It many situations Cloud-CMS can be the cure for all your content ills. In other situations it can be the worst mistake you will ever make. This session will give you the tools you need to decide when you should put you content in the cloud and more importantly, when not to.

  • When is it appropriate (or not) to move content into the cloud?
  • What are the critical features of a Cloud-based CMS?
  • How do I manage a hybrid on-premise / in-cloud content environment?

Content Management for Mobile Devices

Content Mobility is about precision content delivery. Because users are interacting with your content for shorter periods of time, with a smaller display and more distractions, it is critical to make the most of that limited window of opportunity. This session explains how to leverage three progressive stages of web content management to create a cohesive, focused, conversational experience for your users that crosses channels, platforms and sessions.

  • Optimize content for mobile delivery
  • Deliver content relevant to the situation at hand.
  • Create a web experience tailored to a specific individual

The Semantic Web and Linked Data: Leveraging Information Where It Lives

The modern enterprise exists within a world of information abundance. Semantic web technologies provide a practical solution for integrating diverse resources and analyzing them in a way that preserves their original meaning. Linked open data is a rich source of data that can augment internal, proprietary information sources to yield insights without the expense of creating the data internally. Together the semantic web and linked data can provide a distinct competitive advantage to the information intensive enterprise.

  • What it is Linked Data?
  • Is the Semantic Web real?
  • What does this mean for my company and what should we be doing about it?

Metadata in the Real World

Metadata is essential to effective information management. It can make data more findable, useable and valuable. Even so, effective metadata can be difficult to design and implement. Getting users to adopt and apply metadata with any consistency can seem nearly impossible. Rest assured, the rewards are well worth the effort. This session will explain how to establish an effective metadata practice in your enterprise.

  • How do I create an appropriate metadata framework?
  • How do I facilitate adoption and application of metadata?
  • How do I justify a metadata initiative?

 

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  • 1 Danny   August 8, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Was “Leveraging Information Where It Lives” one of yours, or do you have a source. That is so good. That gets to the nub of a lot of things.

  • 2 Darin Stewart   August 8, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Yep, that one’s mine. It’s the title of one of the talks I’ll be delivering at Catalyst. It comes from a research report I wrote for Gartner. “Finding Meaning in the Enterprise: A Semantic Web and Linked Data Primer.”