Jeffrey Mann

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One More Stop Before the End of the SharePoint On Prem Line

by Jeffrey Mann  |  March 4, 2014  |  2 Comments

In October, I published a provocative research note entitled Maverick* Research: Should Microsoft Kill SharePoint? It may have been provocative at the time, but announcements from this year’s SharePoint Conference show that at least in one aspect, I was too optimistic. The note looked at the expected split coming between SharePoint on premises (which is how most users [...]

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New Year’s Anti-Resolutions for 2013

by Jeffrey Mann  |  January 1, 2013  |  1 Comment

For the last several years, I have written a series of blog posts on my anti-resolutions for the year. It’s easy to publish predictions and yearly previews in a blog around this time of year. So I won’t. If lots of people do something, that usually is a pretty good reason for me not do [...]

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Microsoft BPOS To Become Office 365

by Jeffrey Mann  |  October 19, 2010  |  7 Comments

In an announcement from San Francisco today, Microsoft provided more details about next year’s planned revamp of its Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) cloud-based collaboration suite. Gartner’s official take on this announcement can be found here, but here are some of my thoughts. The new brand name is the most striking part of this announcement. [...]

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Interesting analysis, but not really mine

by Jeffrey Mann  |  August 27, 2010  |  2 Comments

Last week I did a Gartner webinar on trends in social software. These are fun to do, because I get to talk to lots of people at once rather than the one on one inquiries I usually do. They also generate a fair amount of discussion and comment on blogs, Twitter and in the media, [...]

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My New Year’s Anti-Resolutions for 2010

by Jeffrey Mann  |  December 30, 2009  |  9 Comments

Last year, I did a blog post on what I call my anti-resolutions for the year. Traditionally, many blogs publish their predictions and personal resolutions around the end of the year. So I won’t. Instead, I want to talk about my anti-resolutions for 2010.They are “anti” in a couple different ways. The main one is [...]

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Looking Back on Cannes Symposium

by Jeffrey Mann  |  November 9, 2009  |  4 Comments

The time period after an intense conference like Symposium closes down is always a bit strange for analysts. We inhabit an isolated world with the delegates, revolving around presentations, workshops, 1 on 1 meetings, receptions, meals and (usually not enough) sleep. It’s the same for attendees, but there are a slew of people making sure [...]

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Why does anyone care about operating systems?

by Jeffrey Mann  |  July 9, 2009  |  9 Comments

Before I was an analyst, I can remember lamenting why the people in our industry were so obsessed with chips and operating systems. It was around the time when DEC released the Alpha RISC chip, and rivalry between the different strains of UNIX and Windows was at its highest point. The horse race between BSD, [...]

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Bringing the World to Your Outlook Inbox

by Jeffrey Mann  |  March 6, 2009  |  2 Comments

I spoke with a company with an interesting product set today, which is just coming out of development and onto the market. Kayxo is based in Germany, Argentina and Denmark. They offer four products that bring more data into Microsoft Outlook and Exchange, all built around Microsoft’s Office for Business Applications (OBA). Insight and Exchange [...]

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Cisco and Jabber: Is the target Microsoft, Google, or something else?

by Jeffrey Mann  |  September 20, 2008  |  2 Comments

Big news always seems to come when I am either traveling, when there’s not much time to react. This news came, appropriately, during Gartner’s Portals, Content and Collaboration conference in Los Angeles. Plenty of chances to talk with other analysts and delegates about what it means, but it takes time on a flight to get [...]

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