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Clay Shirky

by Toby Bell  |  March 2, 2011

Later in March, I will be in Los Angeles for Gartner's Portals, Content & Collaboration (& Social Media, & Mobile, & Context) Summit. You should be, too. As conference chair,...

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CMIS 1.0 May Be 3.0 Years Too Late

by Toby Bell  |  January 13, 2011

It might be hard to determine given evidence of other interests in my blog, but my primary research coverage at Gartner is focused on enterprise content management. For those of...

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SharePoint Overwhelms Business Intelligence (repost from May 2008)

by Toby Bell  |  March 14, 2010

SharePoint overwhelms business intelligence as a top search term on, that is. On Google, the SharePoint yield back in May, 2008 was 19,600,000. Today, the number is 15,100,000 (I...

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Dear Toyota: (Managing Reputation in Real Time)

by Toby Bell  |  February 11, 2010

Google, Scoopler, and other search tools now deliver real time results (and partly by this I mean anonymous consumer opinions) from social media utilities like Twitter and Facebook and blend...

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Crowdsourcing Contract Negotiations

by Toby Bell  |  January 28, 2010

The emergence of social spending analysis has enterprise implications - even if you're not a retailer. Blippy, the first service provider in the space, delivers a live feed of purchase...

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Idiocracy: We Have Been Warned

by Toby Bell  |  August 24, 2009

“The true course of every human journey that is set by money instead of by stars or better counsel is to meander inevitably toward misery.” This might be a real...

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Win 'Em, Wring 'Em, and Wean 'Em

by Toby Bell  |  May 7, 2009

No - it's not the name of a law firm. It's a business model. The concept behind this is that seatholders represent the lasting value toward enterprise software vendor stability...

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"Dammit Jim, I'm a doctor not a bricklayer!"

by Toby Bell  |  April 6, 2009

Doctors don't want to be rated by users of Angie's List and I don't blame them. Hear me out, as I'm sure it appears at first blush that I'm much...

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Autonomy Buys Interwoven

by Toby Bell  |  January 23, 2009

There's a discreet neon sign in a window that you've driven or walked past recently if you live in a town of any size. "Fortunes", it offers. And few of us...

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Managing Reputation in the Social Media Chaos

by Toby Bell  |  December 7, 2008

Think about the implications to reputation of an online world where more and more people and businesses spend a predominant amount of time interacting. A place where opinion, influence, anonymity, persistent data, ad-based...

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