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Trello (maybe) Takes an Arrow to the Knee

January 11, 2017

I hated Trello. Maybe that’s too strong. I was genuinely annoyed by it. It just didn’t seem to do what I needed it to do. Nevertheless I was forced into adopting it by departmental mandate. This adoption problem though was not with Trello. The problem was with me.

Advice for 2014 – Give and Take

I thought I would begin 2014 with a few thoughts on how to give and take advice. This picture is from my home town. The utter practicality of it says a lot about the place. We spend a great deal of energy, mental and otherwise trying to figure out how to create cultures of innovation…. Read More ›

Coming Next Year to Salesforce – File Sharing

Salesforce formally announced Chatterbox today at Dreamforce.  Chatterbox is adding file management to Chatter, a collaboration service which is integrated with Salesforce.  This will be the first direct offering of file management from Salesforce.  Salesforce is formally targeting Dropbox with the announcement, but this will also go head-to-head with partners like Box and SpringCM.   The announcement was lite in details… Read More ›

GooglePlus and the Diet Coke Rocket Car

I am ashamed that this is my first and probably only post on GooglePlus.  Not since the Diet Coke and Mentos thing or Google Wave (hint hint)  have so many people wanted to try something they saw on the internet. Yet last week I took an informal completely unscientific poll on Twitter and though the sample… Read More ›

EMC Embraces Employee Managed Content with Box

The world of collaboration is changing and EMC is making dramatic moves to address the portfolio’s relevance in the market. All of the legacy ECM vendors are struggling to maintain or redefine themselves in this space. There is no debating the fact that SharePoint was a tremendously disruptive product in the collaboration market and redefinition… Read More ›

Do Content People Make Good E2.0 People?

I was asked a question over dinner the other day – “So how did you get into this social media and E2.0 stuff.”  First of all I was a little surprised I was asked the question at all. I am a content guy. I don’t remember exactly what I said in response. I just strung a few… Read More ›

2010 Content Management Assumptions from Marko Sillanpaa

As the year comes to an end it’s time to look at the future.  While many are looking to major predictions for next year, I thought I’d focus on the most obvious ones.  These are the top five ECM assumptions that loom ahead in are day-to-day work lives 2010

Is Collaboration Slowing You Down

I ran across this post that references a study on the “rate of innovation.” Long story short – it is taking longer to come up with new ideas.  Rapid advances in science and technology raise the base line for understanding what we already know so it takes much longer just to get started.  I would have… Read More ›

Who owns corporate messaging?

I’ve always felt that legal precedence is the biggest driver for records management and archival policy, so it surprise me that I missed the CMS Watch article last week that changed the ownership of information in your corporate email account.  The Circuit Courts of Appeals decision states that message between individuals on servers outside the company are private… Read More ›

Mission Critical Collaboration – SharePoint or GoogleSites?

Some of the most prominent players in the CMS market (OpenText, EMC/Documentum,et.al.) seem to have all but surrendered collaboration to SharePoint. Microsoft’s market position with collaboration content creation tools (Office) gives them a natural advantage which they have capitalized on in every way. Even extending their message well beyond “free range” collaboration.Now entering the fray… Read More ›