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Guy Creese
Research VP
4 years at Gartner
32 years IT industry

Guy Creese is a vice president and research director for Gartner Research, within the Gartner for Technical Professionals division. He covers a range of topics at the intersection of collaboration, content management, and communications. Read Full Bio

Google Drive: Google May Be Getting Into the File Sync Business

by Guy Creese  |  February 9, 2012

Rumors are floating around that Google may start offering a file synchronization service (Google Drive) within the next several weeks. For articles, see: Sebastian Anthony, “Google Drive: Dropbox killer or mediocre also-ran?“, Extreme Tech, February 9, 2012. Matt Warman, “Google Drive cloud storage coming ‘soon’,” The Telegraph, February 9, 2012. Chris Davies, “Google Drive incoming […]

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Yegge Post Missing the Third Leg of the Stool: The Correct Data Model

by Guy Creese  |  October 13, 2011

Last night I read Steve Yegge’s now infamous Google+ post, “Stevey’s Google Platforms Rant.” I think it deserves all the attention it’s getting — it’s an architect’s view of what makes a great system, enlivened with some superb turns of phrase: “Bezos is super smart; don’t get me wrong. He just makes ordinary control freaks […]

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SharePoint Conference 2011: Day 1

by Guy Creese  |  October 4, 2011

As I noted earlier, I’m at the SharePoint Conference in Anaheim, CA. My thoughts after day 1: Venue: I’d never been to the Anaheim Conference Center before but it’s very nice. It’s easy to get around, it’s relatively compact, and to get to the Anaheim Marriott is a 3-minute walk. Unfortunately, next year it’s slated […]

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SharePoint 2011 Conference

by Guy Creese  |  October 3, 2011

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

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Gartner IT1 Reports on E-Mail

by Guy Creese  |  February 24, 2011

For those looking the high points of our recent e-mail coverage, look no farther. The e-mail market is currently a fascinating one. For many years, enterprises supporting e-mail did so on autopilot: (1) buy e-mail server software from one of the top two or three vendors, (2) install it, and (3) maintain it. There were […]

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Ken Olsen, DEC, and the Empowerment Cycle

by Guy Creese  |  February 9, 2011

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

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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Posting at 30,000 Feet

by Guy Creese  |  January 27, 2011

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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Microsoft Office 365–The Names That Might Have Been

by Guy Creese  |  October 21, 2010

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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Microsoft Office 365: The Market Impact

by Guy Creese  |  October 20, 2010

Yesterday, Microsoft announced Microsoft Office 365–announced being the operative word, since it won’t be in production until sometime in 2011. Office 365 unites BPOS (Business Productivity Online Suite), Microsoft Office Live Small Business, and Live@edu under one brand name. It adds an online enterprise version of the Office Web Apps to the portfolio, as well […]

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