Jeffrey Mann

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Archives for August, 2009


How Gartner Symposium Happens

by Jeffrey Mann  |  August 31, 2009  |  5 Comments

Gartner’s Symposium/ITxpo conferences are a mammoth undertaking. For the second year, I get to serve as the chair for the European conference, to be held in Cannes November 2-5, 2009. I work together with colleagues organizing Symposia in Cape Town, Sydney, Tokyo and especially Dave Cearley, the Orlando chair. The series of Symposium conferences is […]

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Of Microblogging, Twitter and Hype Cycles

by Jeffrey Mann  |  August 19, 2009  |  14 Comments

This is Hype Cycle season, which always leads to lots of comments on blogs and other social media sites. I wrote the Microblogging technology profile, and have been alternately bemused and amused about the reactions to its position this year. Talking about Twitter always generates reactions, especially on Twitter. This year, Microblogging (which includes the […]

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