Guy Creese

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When the Internet Is More Real Than Reality

by Guy Creese  |  June 14, 2012  |  Comments Off

I had a bureaucratic adventure today — I went to the local Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles to renew my license. I’d been there two days before to pick up the paperwork, and had asked the greeter, “So what time does the Registry open?” “9 AM.” I got there at 8:50 today, waited around with [...]

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SharePoint 2011 Conference

by Guy Creese  |  October 3, 2011  |  Comments Off

I’m currently at the SharePoint 2011 Conference in Anaheim. 200+ vendors, thousands of attendees, and a lot of excitement.

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Ken Olsen, DEC, and the Empowerment Cycle

by Guy Creese  |  February 9, 2011  |  Comments Off

Ken Olsen, the founder of Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), died on Sunday. For those not old enough to remember, DEC was a powerhouse in its heyday. In the late 1980s, it topped out at 120,000 employees and $14 billion in annual revenue, second only to IBM. However, in the 1990s it began to lose its [...]

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Vendors Thinking About Their Products Long Term

by Guy Creese  |  January 31, 2011  |  Comments Off

On Friday I attended a get together entitled, “The Future of Productivity Council.” It was hosted by Microsoft at its Redmond campus and included analysts (me from Gartner, Charlene Li from Altimeter Group), reporters (from publications such as Business Week, CNet, ReadWriteWeb, The Seattle Times, The Wall Street Journal, and ZDNet), and Microsoft executives (including [...]

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Microsoft Office 365–The Names That Might Have Been

by Guy Creese  |  October 21, 2010  |  3 Comments

On Tuesday, Microsoft announced Office 365–the combining of BPOS (Business Productivity Online Suite), Microsoft Office Live Small Business, and Live@edu with Office (cloud or software). I posted about it yesterday; Jeff Mann posted about it the day before. In his post, Jeff mused about the name: Do I really want to be in the Office [...]

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Traveling with the Apple iPad

by Guy Creese  |  September 1, 2010  |  2 Comments

At the end of July I purchased an Apple iPad–and then took it on a week long family vacation in the mid-Atlantic states. And it was great. I was able to: Stay up to date with work e-mails, Twitter, and RSS feeds. Monitor the local weather (via WeatherBug, The Weather Channel, and WunderMap). Find close [...]

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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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College Reunion: A Reminder That Not Everyone Works in High Tech

by Guy Creese  |  June 16, 2010  |  Comments Off

Last weekend I attended my college reunion. My 400+ classmates have done a lot of different things, so attending reunion means I get to hear about a lot of different lifestyles and issues. Within their ranks is the current Massachusetts Attorney General, lawyers, two former members of the U.S. House of Representatives (Indiana and Hawaii), [...]

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SaaS vs. Software Series of Posts

by Guy Creese  |  June 15, 2010  |  Comments Off

For those who have been following my series of posts on SaaS vs. Software, following is a consolidated list of them: SaaS vs. Software: The Release Cycle for SaaS is Usually (Not Always) Faster, May 18, 2010 SaaS vs. Software: Their Licensing Needs to Be Integrated, May 20, 2010 SaaS vs. Software: SaaS Has a [...]

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