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Archives for July, 2010


Analyzing Tech Trends via the Magazine Stand

by Guy Creese  |  July 13, 2010  |  Comments Off

As an IT industry analyst, I’m always looking for patterns: (1) early signals of an inflection point and (2) the later markers that characterize an era. The patterns can come from anywhere: from vocabulary (e.g., “dot.com,” “to Google something”), from airline routes (during the dot.com era, there were so many VCs and tech company presidents [...]

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Besides “Security Theater,” There’s “IT Theater” as Well

by Guy Creese  |  July 12, 2010  |  Comments Off

The term “security theater” is sometimes used for describing the regulations of the U.S.’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA). For example, their asking to see your driver’s license along with your boarding pass before you get on a plane doesn’t make you all that safe–a terrorist group could easily forge a driver’s license–but it at least [...]

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AIIM Report on SharePoint

by Guy Creese  |  July 7, 2010  |  Comments Off

Earlier in the week Jack Santos pointed me to a new AIIM report on SharePoint. (AIIM used to be an imaging organization; now it pitches itself as targeting the enterprise content management community. The report is free, but you need to register to download it.) The report makes for interesting reading. Some tidbits that leapt [...]

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Trying Out Outlook Social Connector

by Guy Creese  |  July 1, 2010  |  Comments Off

Yesterday I installed the Outlook Social Connector–a new add-on to Outlook 2003, 2007, or 2010. To use a phrase from my youth, it’s “kinda nifty.” It’s cutting down on my clicking buttons and resorting messages to find things in my Inbox. It aggregates information from Outlook as well as LinkedIn and SharePoint (assuming you have [...]

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