#5Thoughts – Cloud Information Governance


Whether we like it or not, we’re storing more and more content in the cloud, and that content needs to be governed. Here are some things that I think about and talk about with clients when they are… Read More

The More Things Change – ECM Isn’t Really Dead


Several weeks ago, a Gartner analyst wrote about (Enterprise Content Management) ECM dying and content services being born. That’s cool other than, you know, it’s nothing new. And it’s wrong, IMO. There were / are two ways of… Read More

#BoxWorks2016 – My Thoughts


Two key changes from last year really made me happy: Box’s enterprise customers (at least the ones on the panel during the analyst event) are calling Box content management (advanced content management, even); Box is unequivocally stating that… Read More

The More Things Change …


Requirements aren’t determined by company size. Challenges are similar across industries and geographies.

Taps ‘n’ Apps: Craft Beer Meets the Cloud


Note: this post contains links to every craft brewery in British Columbia and Alberta that I could find. Sadly, I have yet to sample all of their wares. Anyone who’s been paying attention lately, or who has met… Read More

Three’s Company


What follows in this post is pure fantasy and speculation, directly out of my head. Or not. Over the past few weeks I’ve been talking to vendors and some end user types about Information-Governance-as-a-Service (IGaaS). Forget for a… Read More

unFUDding Cloud Content Management


Yesterday (May 30, 2016) I read this article which contends that Box, Dropbox, and others are not content management platforms. I was considering not linking to the article and just putting up screen shots of the main points,… Read More

BoxWorks 2015 – My Thoughts


BoxWorks 2015 ran from September 28th to September 30th in San Francisco. Day 1 was for us analyst types and for CIO’s; the general conference ran on the 29th and 30th. Attendance numbers that I heard ranged from… Read More

#5Thoughts – Mixed Bag for the week of Sept 7


No single theme was worthy of 5 Thoughts this week, so here’s a mixed bag of stuff. 1.   Oil is the new oil Theo Priestly’s “____ is the new oil” tweet last week (?) got me thinking about… Read More

The Hybridization of EFSS and ECM


Consumer and enterprise file synchronization and sharing popped up because people needed a way to easily share and collaborate on business content. This gave rise to the “Dropbox problem”, which is just stupid and ignores the real problem;… Read More

Enterprise File Sync & Share Should Just Go Away


Gartner released their 2nd annual Enterprise File Sync & Share Magic Quadrant (EFSS MQ) recently (2015-07-22). Coincidentally, this is my 2nd annual post taking issue with it. It’s not that I’m denying the existence of vendors that provide… Read More