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Archives for June, 2009


When Social Software Vendors Start Talking about Architecture, Something Is Changing

by Jeffrey Mann  |  June 27, 2009  |  4 Comments

I talk with a fair number of vendors every month about their collaboration and social software offerings. Usually, these briefings have a familiar pattern (the easiest to use, the most experienced management team, growing ecosystem of partners, logo slide with lots of customers…), but I’ve noticed something new starting to creep in. Rather than talking [...]

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Reassuring Ambition and Activity at PCC Conference

by Jeffrey Mann  |  June 15, 2009  |  Submit a Comment

We went into this year’s Portal, Content and Collaboration (PCC) Summit event with a bit of trepidation, or at least I did. With the somber economic news leading to reports of spending cuts and travel bans, I expected light attendance and listless participants with no room to initiate new activities. That is what I remember [...]

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Social Software at the Japanese BI and IM conference

by Jeffrey Mann  |  June 5, 2009  |  2 Comments

I wire this on my way home from 9 days in Hong Kong and Japan. It was a great trip, partly because I love traveling to Asia. It also is a chance to get exposure to some very different markets and trends than I usually deal with when talking with EMEA and North American customers. [...]

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