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  • In 2013 I Wish ...

    Tricky! Considering the current global economic gloom I am going to go for something basic and simple: a prosperous and successful year. -- Symon Garfield, Head of Business Consulting, Foundation SP

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  • In 2013 I Wish ...

    In 2013 I wish that businesses would take a moment to realize the wealth of technology and capability that they already have. The technology platforms they buy have so many untapped and unused features that can help plug holes and fulfill needs that are acutely felt every day. Too many businesses get enamored with the shiny new software pitched by that year's sales rep while missing out on the ROI and efficiency and expertise that lies latent and waiting.   In 2013 I wish that organizations would take a moment to inventory the expertise, tools, best practices and insight that is freely available on the web. From whitepapers to freemium software to graphics to templates for everything from expense reports to business plans, the World Wide Web abounds with the answer to any question you have if only you'll invest the time to find and read and use it. The information you seek is out there, usually for free. Tap into that resource and enjoy an amazingly prosperous 2013! -- Billy Cripe, Founder and Principal BloomThinker of BloomThink  

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  • In 2013 I Wish ...

    For all concerned organizations and stakeholders to agree on a very secure and robust identity management solution that can be used with all cloud services, and could be used in a federated manner, perhaps even replacing or supplanting enterprise directory services such as MS AD. Then we could really leverage the potential of the cloud. Also, (and this is kinda industry specific for me working in financial services) all cloud offerings to include highly performant "encryption at rest" solutions built in! -- Jed Cawthorne, Senior Strategy Consultant  

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    I see 2013 as the year of adaptability for DAM, and by that I mean systems that easily adapt to IT environments as well as user needs.   DAM needs to seamlessly share information with other business systems and provide users the files and information they need as soon as they need it -- even if they’re working in an application separate from the actual DAM system. DAM should adapt on the fly to meet user and business needs, not the other way around. -- Edward Smith, Editor of DAM Learning Center and Product Marketing Manager at Extensis

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  • In 2013 I Wish ...

    My single wish is that more executives and CEO’s in particular, like Tim Cook at Apple and Steve Jobs before him, develop and act on the insight that to be leading in their industry, they also need to be the best at collaboration. -- Oscar Berg, Management Consultant  

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  • In 2013 I Wish ...

    That stakeholders be brave and bold. We’re on the cusp of a new era in Information Management.   There are things to innovate and to discover that no one has ever seen or ever worked with before.   So while you have to pace yourself, you also need to recognize that these moments don’t last. This is the opportunity to catch the wave while it’s here. -- Virginia Backaitis  

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  • In 2013 I Wish ...

    I have one wish for the industry in 2013: that we expect more. I want for all of us who touch SharePoint -- from technical developers to end users -- to elevate our expectations for the platform. I want for users to demand and the industry to deliver the kinds of enterprise-ready solutions that make clunky "workarounds" a thing of the past. And I want to have fun doing it. -- Kevin Conroy, Founder and President, Blue Rooster  

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  • In 2013 I Wish ...

    For marketers to embrace content marketing as the third strategic pillar alongside marketing automation and CRM as key enablers of their marketing strategy -- to scale demand and lower their overall costs of sales. -- Aaron Dun,  Vice President of Marketing and Strategy, Percussion Software  

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  • In 2013 I Wish ...

    My wish: that vendors in the digital experience industry would play nicely together. They need to understand the importance of integration, not just between the products in their portfolios, but with third-party, best-of-breed products as well. Most of our clients already have digital experience platforms. Those platforms may not be complete, but they’ve made significant investments. Their challenge is to tie all the pieces together in order to provide customers a contextual yet consistent cross-channel experience. The DX vendors need to do more to support their customers in this area. -- Stephen Powers, Vice President & Research Director, Forrester Research  

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  • In 2013 I Wish ...

    I would love to see our industry focus on the user in all things, making it easy for them to use technology in natural and efficient ways.  I would love to see the strong community that we have, especially in the SharePoint area, come together and put all our knowledge together for a good cause. We can do a lot with technology, so how can we use our skills to best impact our world. -- Jennifer Mason,  SharePoint Server MVP, SharePoint Consultant at Rackspace Hosting  

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  • In 2013 I Wish ...

    I wish more people would understand that there is little to no value in being anti-community. I am very involved in my local user group and in bringing technology events to under-served communities, and am constantly running into people who want to “own” and “control” their community rather than let it flourish. Just as you cannot raise yourself up by knocking others down, communities don’t grow unless you open them up to everyone. I guess this is my “Can’t we all just get along?” statement. -- Christian Buckley, SharePoint Server MVP, Director of Product Evangelism, Axceler    

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  • In 2013 I Wish ...

    I wish that IT leaders will work together with line of business on a shared agenda, implementing a strong social and analytics platform for exceptional customer experiences. Customers using social networking tools can reach the exact right person in an organization, which makes a huge positive impression. They can connect with other customers who have the same issues and requirements, creating shared knowledge and a feeling that your organization cares about their wants and needs. While social will be important, don't ignore the data. Your customers are now talking to you and about you over social networks, use the data to service them better. Discover what they want, how they want it and move quickly. These are the ways to build brand loyalty and lasting relationships with your entire marketplace. -- Ed Brill, Director Social Business, IBM  

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  • In 2013 I Wish ...

    My biggest wish by far would be for the industry to put purpose in front of profits for driving the enterprise. -- Stephen Fishman

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  • In 2013 I Wish ...

    Organizations would put technology of all types, especially content management, into its proper context -- It's neither the reason for success nor the reason for failure. B2B businesses would take their digital customer experience strategies as seriously as if they were B2C. After all, a 'B' is just a whole lot of 'C's. Enterprise technology buyers would realize they need to treat prospective vendors as partners right from the start. Be a good partner to get a good partner. Technology vendors would throw away their sales scripts and respond to each prospect according to their unique circumstances and requirements. Organizations would realize that a feature/function list does not allow for product differentiation and cannot be used as the basis for a proper technology selection. -- Scott Liewehr, President and Principal Analyst, Digital Clarity Group  

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