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Digital Workplace Vendors Should Offer Free Access or Premium Upgrades During COVID-19

by Craig Roth  |  March 23, 2020

Cloud-based digital workplace services are in high demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. What should vendors of these services do that balances the ability to do good while helping others against not...

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If You Don't Work in the Cloud, How Does Anyone Know You're Working?

by Craig Roth  |  February 3, 2020

"Adoption" is one of Gartner's most popular inquiries about digital workplace.  How can you convince workers to get off their solo, on-premises ways of working and "work out loud" with cloud office...

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In a Nascent Market, the Buyer Can't Even Tell You What They Want

by Craig Roth  |  October 22, 2019

The current cloud-based collaboration market is still emerging despite its long history. I'd even go so far as to say it is "nascent".  To understand why I would classify it as ...

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The Secret Lives of Productivity Applications

by Craig Roth  |  June 25, 2019

We think we know our productivity tools so well - email, powerpoint, excel. They're so familiar to us. You email a few paragraphs to groups, create a slide presentation in...

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Letter from Microsoft Ignite 2018 (Part II)

by Craig Roth  |  October 1, 2018

As I mentioned in my first posting about Microsoft Ignite 2018, in my view the conference this year wasn’t about major releases as much as it was about showing progress...

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Letter from Microsoft Ignite 2018

by Craig Roth  |  September 28, 2018

Microsoft Ignite just ended in Orlando. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said “computing is not just about the technology industry, it’s about the entire world” and it felt like the entire...

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Letter from Google Next '18

by Craig Roth  |  July 27, 2018

Google Next - Google's cloud conference - took place in San Francisco this week. Production values were high, with lots of slick videos and a clever stage where speakers appeared...

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Should Your Marketing and Branding Shift From Talking About "Pain Points" to "Numb Points"?

by Craig Roth  |  May 30, 2018

Ever heard the term "pain points"? Of course you have. The definition I've seen thrown around (like here ) is “Business consultants use ‘pain points’ as a term to describe...

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When Does Usage Not Translate to Value?

by Craig Roth  |  February 5, 2018

I've talked to many clients about how to increase usage of collaboration and content tools and I always clarify upfront whether they want to drive usage or value. Those two...

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Office 365 Survey Results are In!

by Craig Roth  |  January 9, 2018

Every 18 months or so we like to survey our Research Circle (a Gartner-managed panel comprising IT or IT-business professionals) about the state of Office 365.  It's not a broad...

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