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Guy Creese
Research VP
4 years at Gartner
32 years IT industry

Guy Creese is a vice president and research director for Gartner Research, within the Gartner for Technical Professionals division. He covers a range of topics at the intersection of collaboration, content management, and communications. Read Full Bio

Dreamforce 2013: Empowering Technology

by Guy Creese  |  November 19, 2013

I attended Marc Benioff’s keynote at Dreamforce this morning, and what struck me was the vibe — it wasn’t about technology per se (although plenty of that was demonstrated), but rather about empowerment via technology. The first 45 minutes of Benioff’s talk was about philanthropy and leveraging technology to help others. The Prime Minister of […]

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My Symposium One-on-One Questions for Wednesday

by Guy Creese  |  October 24, 2012

Today at Symposium, topics that end-user clients want to discuss are: Tips for implementing SharePoint 2010 throughout the organization Mobile strategy for Office, SharePoint/Content Management E-discovery as it pertains to security in mobility SharePoint deployment SharePoint as a solution and what other enterprises are doing with it SharePoint best practices, the roadmap, and do’s and […]

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My Symposium One-on-One Questions for Tuesday

by Guy Creese  |  October 23, 2012

Today at Symposium, topics that end-user clients want to discuss are: Using SharePoint for document management and records management User experience platform (UXP) evolution and SharePoint Using a contract management system built on SharePoint; investigating using SharePoint for content management Microsoft SharePoint and records management Developing an e-government portal using SharePoint What are people doing […]

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My One-on-One Questions for Monday

by Guy Creese  |  October 21, 2012

I’m currently in Orlando, FL, getting ready to participate in Gartner Symposium/ITxpo. I’ll be running a workshop and a roundtable, as well as giving a presentation on a concept called, “Content Value Optimization.” These three events are the public side of my participation. But at a conference like Symposium, Gartner analysts spend more time talking […]

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Office 2013 vs. Office 2010: Compare and Contrast

by Guy Creese  |  July 17, 2012

Following is a high-level comparison of Office 2013 vs. Office 2010 based on yesterday’s announcement. This is not a comprehensive list, but rather some highlights. File formats: The same. User interface: Office 2013 is much more tablet (touch and stylus) friendly. It’s also much cleaner: the UI is less cluttered and the chrome is gone. […]

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At the Office 15 Announcement

by Guy Creese  |  July 16, 2012

I’m at the announcement event for Microsoft Office 15. It’s being held at the Metreon in San Francisco. I’ll try and give a semi-running commentary of the announcement, assuming I can type fast enough, the Wi-Fi stays up, and my laptop battery lasts. Before Steve Ballmer comes on stage they’re flashing quotes up on the […]

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Product Evolution: From Useful Features to Visceral Delight

by Guy Creese  |  July 15, 2012

Over the years, how vendors build a high tech product has changed. In the early days (the 60s, 70s, and 80s), their strategy was, “Users will take what we give ‘em.” If you didn’t like the 80 columns and 24 rows of your green screen terminal — tough. You were lucky to even have a […]

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I’m Cranking Out My Four Catalyst Presentations

by Guy Creese  |  June 20, 2012

Although Gartner’s Catalyst Conference isn’t until August 20th, our presentations are due to Editing within the next several weeks. So I’m putting the finishing touches on mine. I’ll be giving four: two on my own, and two in concert with Bill Pray. The four are: How to Pick the Right Mobile File Sync Solution: This […]

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Microsoft + Yammer = ?

by Guy Creese  |  June 15, 2012

For the past several days, rumors have been swirling around that Microsoft is about to buy Yammer. The Wall Street Journal is saying it’s a done deal, although neither Microsoft nor Yammer has made an official announcement. If this acquisition does come to pass, it will be interesting to see how it plays out. Microsoft […]

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When the Internet Is More Real Than Reality

by Guy Creese  |  June 14, 2012

I had a bureaucratic adventure today — I went to the local Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles to renew my license. I’d been there two days before to pick up the paperwork, and had asked the greeter, “So what time does the Registry open?” “9 AM.” I got there at 8:50 today, waited around with […]

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