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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

The Innovation Lessons of Craft Beer

by Darin Stewart  |  September 21, 2012

I have a deep and abiding love of craft beer.  Fortunately, I live in Portland Oregon, epicenter of the craft brewing movement.  Our fair city boasts 55 craft breweries and counting.  Where other cities offer siteseeing tours, we have brewery tours.  These are not drunken pub crawls.  They are educational vehicles for the aspiring beer […]

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Your Content Is Already In The Cloud

by Darin Stewart  |  September 7, 2012

Content is moving into the cloud. This trend seems both undeniable and inevitable. As the amount of content we need to store and the length of time it must be retained both continue to grow, so do the options for managing and maintaining that content outside of the enterprise data center. Continually expanding the infrastructure […]

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Coming Up for Air and Diving Into Catalyst 2012

by Darin Stewart  |  August 8, 2012

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 […]

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The Red Queen’s Deadly Effect on Innovation

by Darin Stewart  |  August 6, 2012

The one element of innovation that seems incontrovertible is that it must happen faster than it has in the past. Product lifecycles are shrinking dramatically across all industries. In the automotive industry, for example, a 48-month development cycle and six year model were once standard practice. Today concept-to-production times are below 24 months and several […]

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The World Has Changed. Innovation Strategy Should Too.

by Darin Stewart  |  August 1, 2012

Innovation is the lifeblood of the modern enterprise. Companies must continually revise, refine and expand their portfolio of products and competencies if they are to thrive in the modern economy. The ability to identify or create new opportunities and to respond to those opportunities is often the determining factor in the success of failure of […]

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Cloud Content Management Is Not About Cost Savings

by Darin Stewart  |  May 25, 2012

I recently copied my music library from a server sitting in my garage to Google Play in the cloud.  Well, most of it anyway.  After a week of round the clock uploading, I still had a few thousand tracks left on my hard drive when I hit Google’s quota limit. I didn’t go through this […]

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Google’s Knowledge Graph: Yeah, that’s the Semantic Web (sort of)

by Darin Stewart  |  May 17, 2012

Google is about to get a whole lot more useful. Yesterday, the search titan announced the “Knowledge Graph” a functional enhancement that attempts to provide actual information about the subject of your query rather than just a list of links. This might be helpful, but the really interesting bit is the part about the graph. […]

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Mobile Devices are the Convenience Stores of the Web

by Darin Stewart  |  May 14, 2012

Adobe conducted a study last year that found customers visiting a website from a tablet are more likely to make a purchase than those visiting from a desktop. They also spend more per purchase, as much as 21% more. This trend has not gone unnoticed by retailers and other companies looking for ways to expand […]

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Leveraging Expertise Beyond The Enterprise

by Darin Stewart  |  May 8, 2012

I recently received an invitation to attend the VIVO Implementation Fest being held this month in Boulder Colorado. VIVO is an open source, expertise discovery platform for the semantic web. It enables the discovery of research and scholarship across disciplinary and administrative boundaries including across institutions. It does this through interlinked public, profiles of people […]

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The Real Problem with ECM (hint: it isn’t the platform)

by Darin Stewart  |  May 4, 2012

I talk daily to companies from a broad range of industries. These organizations run the whole gamut of company sizes, from small boutique operations to huge distributed enterprises. Even with that diversity, everyone wants to talk about content management. That’s probably for two reasons. First, regardless of your industry or company size, you depend on […]

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