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My Symposium One-on-One Questions for Wednesday

by Guy Creese  |  October 24, 2012  |  1 Comment

Today at Symposium, topics that end-user clients want to discuss are: Tips for implementing SharePoint 2010 throughout the organization Mobile strategy for Office, SharePoint/Content Management E-discovery as it pertains to security in mobility SharePoint deployment SharePoint as a solution and what other enterprises are doing with it SharePoint best practices, the roadmap, and do’s and [...]

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My Symposium One-on-One Questions for Tuesday

by Guy Creese  |  October 23, 2012  |  Comments Off

Today at Symposium, topics that end-user clients want to discuss are: Using SharePoint for document management and records management User experience platform (UXP) evolution and SharePoint Using a contract management system built on SharePoint; investigating using SharePoint for content management Microsoft SharePoint and records management Developing an e-government portal using SharePoint What are people doing [...]

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My One-on-One Questions for Monday

by Guy Creese  |  October 21, 2012  |  Comments Off

I’m currently in Orlando, FL, getting ready to participate in Gartner Symposium/ITxpo. I’ll be running a workshop and a roundtable, as well as giving a presentation on a concept called, “Content Value Optimization.” These three events are the public side of my participation. But at a conference like Symposium, Gartner analysts spend more time talking [...]

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Posting at 30,000 Feet

by Guy Creese  |  January 27, 2011  |  Comments Off

I’m currently having a travel adventure, flying from Boston to Seattle to attend a Microsoft conference on information worker productivity. My initial flight on American was cancelled; I rebooked on Delta and we were the first flight to takeoff after Logan’s reopening (we got a foot of snow last night). This post is coming to [...]

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I’ll Be At Gartner’s PCC Summit

by Guy Creese  |  September 8, 2010  |  Comments Off

Next week, I’ll be at Gartner’s PCC Summit in London. For those of you not familiar with Gartner lingo, PCC stands for “Portals, Communication, and Content.” This, of course, is the Collaboration and Content practice’s sweet spot, since we cover communications (e.g., e-mail, IM, web conferencing), collaboration (e.g., workspaces, social software, SharePoint, Lotus Notes), and [...]

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Why I Bought an Apple iPad

by Guy Creese  |  September 2, 2010  |  2 Comments

I bought an Apple iPad for two reasons: sentimental reasons and business reasons. First, the sentimental. Twenty years ago when I worked at Wang Laboratories, I was involved in the development of a tablet PC (we called them pen PCs in those days). The Guide was a 386-based tablet with a 20 MB hard drive. [...]

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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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Now At Catalyst Europe

by Guy Creese  |  June 21, 2010  |  Comments Off

Yesterday I flew into Prague, took a nap, found out I needed to reboot my cellphone to get it to work (thank you Mike Gotta), had dinner at the bar in the Prague Hilton, and then went to bed. (So for those who think I lead an exciting, international jet setter life, no, I haven’t [...]

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Google Apps Coming Out with New Functionality

by Guy Creese  |  June 10, 2010  |  Comments Off

As an admin for Google Apps Premier Edition, I received an e-mail last night from The Google Apps Team about forthcoming changes to Google Apps. There are three: New Sharing Settings (starting June 16): “Now your users will be able to assign a sharing setting to a file in just one step and see at-a-glance [...]

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What Makes a Great IT Industry Analyst

by Guy Creese  |  June 7, 2010  |  3 Comments

I have yet to meet anyone who grew up wanting to be an IT analyst. Doctor, yes; professor, yes; writer, yes; IT analyst, no. If you are an IT analyst, it’s a position that you migrated to via a combination of skill, luck, and timing. In fact, I’ve always considered the answer to the question, [...]

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