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Michael Woodbridge
Research Director
.5 years at Gartner
20 years IT Industry

Mike Woodbridge is a Research Director within the Digital Workplace, Content and Insights group. Mr. Woodbridge has extensive knowledge of enterprise content management (ECM), enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) and collaboration technologies. He draws upon 20+ years in information technology mainly focusing on ECM technology and has worked in senior roles for two Tier 1 consultancies, advising on ECM strategy and designing, building and such operating solutions. He has a deep understanding of the practical challenges involved in the implementation of complex programs and applies this in his advice to clients, offering pragmatic guidance to complex tactical and strategic problems. Read Full Bio

Get Content Services Projects out of the Productivity Trap with Digital Dexterity

by Michael Woodbridge  |  September 4, 2019

This post is the first in (beyond Hann’s introduction)in our CuSP series.  This will include a great bunch of contributors for this with a huge amount of experience in the content services industry (including my new-ish colleagues Marko and Lane – welcome guys!). Check back regularly for other articles. So, you are about to embark […]

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Selecting Content Services Technology

by Michael Woodbridge  |  November 14, 2018

On the 25th October 2018 Gartner released the Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities reports for the content services platform market (CSP). Alongside the corresponding content collaboration platform (CCP) reports, published in July 2018, this completes the 2018 evaluation of employee centric content services technology markets. In this post, I thought it would be useful to supply […]

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2018 Content Services Battleground – Part 2 of 2

by Michael Woodbridge  |  March 1, 2018

At the end of January, I posted my views on the “battleground” for content services in 2018 here. In this first post, I outlined the two high-level concepts I see vendors looking to tackle as organizations strive to achieve “digital transformation”. In this (slightly delayed, sorry!) follow up I will look a little more deeply […]

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2018 Content Services Battleground – Part 1 of 2

by Michael Woodbridge  |  January 24, 2018

One of my most accessed posts last year was: “The Death of ECM and Birth of Content Services“. That article took a look back at the way content related technologies had been marketed and implemented over the last decade (and longer!).  It also introduced the notion of “content services” as an evolved approach. This year, I […]

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Principles, Sporting Events and Technology Selection

by Michael Woodbridge  |  March 10, 2017

This week I made a poor choice when it came to selecting an evening’s entertainment and it was this poor choice that inspired me to write this post on technology selection. On Tuesday this week (7th March 2017) I decided to go to watch my football team, Manchester City, take on Stoke City in an English […]

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The Death of ECM and Birth of Content Services

by Michael Woodbridge  |  January 5, 2017

UPDATE 18th May 2017: Check out my colleague Hanns Koehler-Kruener’s blog on this topic here: Questions and answers about Content Services – an Obituary UPDATE 13th March 2017: Check out my colleague Karen Hobert’s webinar on this very topic here: Reinventing ECM: Introducing Content Services Platforms and Applications Since this is my first blog as a Gartner analyst, […]

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