What fun! It’s not often that I get a chance to follow the tweet stream real time. It’s interesting to see what is getting traction and who is tweeting, all while enjoying a foggy view of San Francisco.
Facts and figures seem to be getting a lot of attention. As expected a small number of tweeters dominate but are sharing great stuff. Here are my observations of 4pm EDT:
Weighing in at over 60 mentions: “ Gartner: Worldwide Enterprise IT Spending to Reach $2.5 Trillion in 2011” See the press release here.
Gartner Keynote Themes
The keynote session resonated with attendees. “Keynote: 4 trends driving change: Cloud, Impact of social computing, context aware computing, Pattern Based Strategy”
Peter Sondergaard’s thought provoking – “Information will be the ‘oil’ of the 21st century” was mentioned numerous times.
The Social Crowd
The socially enabled followed Carol Rozwell and tweeted/RT heavily during her session. @crozwell was mentioned 33 times, by far the most mentions of a single analyst. One of the popular quotes: @thinkoutloud: “Ave knowledge worker interacts w/ 8-15 apps during day. Social platform must connect (I agree!)”
Cloudy Skies Ahead
Daryl Plummer’s session sparked numerous tweets with his assertion that “83% of business units are looking at SaaS w/o telling the IT people” and “70% of companies with more than 1K employees have not started a cloud initiative.”
Cloud dominated many of the tweets with cloud sizing being sung in over 25 tweets: “Gartner on Cloud computing: 2014 $149B market. By 2016 100% penetration at enterprises”
Apples or Oranges?
Apple in the enterprise got a lot of attention with over 30 mentions: “apple in enterprise debate continues-mrkting and glitz but no ent focus, security concerns, no Flash, and then the antenna issue”
The iPad seemed to be getting a lot of attention and is the preferred device for many of the attendees.
Who’s At the Mall?
“@Gartner_inc: Did you know that UBS already uses satellite pictures of WalMart parking lots to estimate business volumes.”
Check out a great word cloud which represents one hour of tweets from this afternoon:
Graphic above generated on Wordle, keep up the chirping!