Media News & Analysis
| Thursday Apr 18, 2013
A fitting end to a day filled with talk of changing business models for the content industry, this final panel at the GigaOm/paidContent conference took a look at five startups to see how they are rethinking content delivery.
| Wednesday Apr 10, 2013
Has the massive investment in SharePoint lived up to its promise as the uber-collaboration platform for the enterprise?
| Monday Apr 1, 2013
Does Yammer help lead to more productive workers? The Microsoft-owned enterprise social networker has released a new survey, conducted by an independent firm, that says “yes.”
| Wednesday Nov 28, 2012
The development of social media and other leading edge communication and collaboration technologies is creating a “perfect storm” of change, and social communities are the best means of surviving the weather. This was the main message of both presenters in a session entitled “Collaboration from the Inside Out and Outside In” during day one of the Gilbane Conference in Boston.
| Thursday Sep 13, 2012
Apple expended huge amounts of time and effort creating what it considers to be the ultimate smartphone. What does the world think of the new iPhone 5, and what could Apple have done better as it faced an impossible task to live up to the hype?
| Saturday Jul 28, 2012
What a week! Yesterday, Microsoft Azure in W Europe went down, Google Talk went silent and Twitter had a major outage.
Cap that off with Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Zinga stock spirals and one can't be blamed for thinking now is the perfect time to take a looooong vacation -- maybe it'll all be shiny and happy again when you get back.
Getting Content Marketing
Back in ROI land we are busy closing out July's focus on Content Marketing.
Don't forget our Content Marketing webinar on August 8th.
SharePoint = Elephant Still?
The preview of SharePoint 2013 is out and there's no shortage of views on its future significance to both social business and web content management.
As August rolls in we dive deeper into the platform's place in our world and whether or not SharePoint is still the elephant in the room.
Around the Web
| Tuesday Jul 17, 2012
Today we are witness to what seems like a routine changing of the guard at Yahoo!. This may be a regular occurrence for observers of the Sunnyvale, CA company that has changed chief executives seven times in the past seven years, but with Marissa Mayer taking the helm, things are going to be a bit more interesting.
| Monday Jul 16, 2012
The new Office suite has been formally unveiled by Microsoft with Yammer and SharePoint taking center stage among the new features. See what else was shown off at the launch event today, and where you can download the new customer preview version.
| Monday Jul 16, 2012
The seven kingdoms of watchable content and distribution are in turmoil. Watchable content providers are in open warfare with distributors. Powerful dynasties have been discarded to the dustbin of history. Upstart usurpers are in a mad land grab fraught with a combination of peril and promise. Amidst it all average consumers, the people of the kingdoms, engage in open rebellion by joining the either the upstarts or even the wildling pirates in brazen contempt of the established powers that be. As in all battles for supremacy the future is unclear, but one truth remains the same, victors emerge not through power, but through smart alliances.
| Thursday Jun 14, 2012
Microsoft is sending out minimalist invites to the media for a secret event on Monday; no location and no idea on who will be presenting or what they'll show. What could it be? We'll find out on Monday, but until then, let's guess.
| Wednesday Mar 7, 2012
I’m in the middle of a series on how to build and deploy successful SharePoint document management applications, with the goal of migrating end-users off of the most prevalent legacy document management system out there: that unholy trinity of shared drives, hard drives and email.
In this post, we’ll dive deeper into system design and testing, one of the most exciting parts of the process.
| Thursday Feb 23, 2012
Sensing a high demand in the realm of media and entertainment, today CoreMedia announces its new solution for web content management and user engagement across media outlets. Built for a new kind of audience, the Web CMS provider has created a means for press to publish high volumes of content, anywhere at anytime, and across any interface. The age of 24-hour news is upon us.
| Tuesday Oct 18, 2011
At the European SharePoint Conference currently being held at the Estrel Convention Center in Berlin, Germany, I attended Matt Berg's presentation entitled “Drive Adoption and Get Users Excited about SharePoint 2010.” For those who are not familiar with Matt, he is a Senior Product Marketing Manager on the Microsoft SharePoint team in Redmond, WA, and was one of the primary forces behind the SharePoint Conference held in Anaheim, CA earlier this month. In his role, he has a well-placed view into customers deploying SharePoint and partners augmenting their solutions, and I wanted to hear his perspective on one of the most important aspects of a successful SharePoint deployment: end-user adoption.
| Thursday Sep 1, 2011
Organizations on the lookout for a content management system with social networking and CRM features might want to look into Trunity Connect. The newly-launched enterprise CMS features a secure SaaS package with social networking, document management and analytics capabilities that will come in useful in various industries.
| Friday Aug 19, 2011
Google pumped up its search results this week with the addition of Plus posts. At the same time, Sites became more exclusive with page-level sharing permissions, and plans for a new Google campus are exciting people of the geek variety in what has traditionally been a Microsoft-led environment.