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Why did it take a lockdown to make you use Microsoft Teams

July 7, 2020

Disclaimer: A friendly reminder that the following is my opinion and not that of my employer. In the midst of my recent binge watching I have been subjected to an exceedingly annoying marketing campaign droning on about the wonderfulness of Microsoft Teams during the pandemic. After 1500 viewings, of which a disturbing number were while… Read More ›

Zoom and Teams Recordings – The Content Problem You Didn’t Know You Had

Every one of us are living the Zoom life with our working days comprised of meeting after meeting on video. This shift will be one of the long lasting impacts of the pandemic as we have readjusted our expectations for what it means to meet together. Along with this comes the ability to easily record… Read More ›

Work AT Home not FROM It

Everyone is struggling with working from home as we collectively face a global pandemic. Meme’s in the millions about it are on every platform. I would argue though that working FROM home is not what we should be trying to do now. We need to be working AT home. From now on. What is the… Read More ›

Box Elevates Content Security with Shield

One of the strongest messages coming out of Boxworks 2019 was the undeniable focus on security for Box. While security has always been at the core of the Box offering, the realignment of the messaging and the launch of Box Shield is in many ways a reaction to the new reality of the doing business… Read More ›

Thinking about Generational Systems

Every week I meet with people struggling to decide what to do with aging platforms. We offhandedly refer to these as “legacy” which offends some vendors. They feel it is an epithet pointing out their age and frailty. I have more recently come to believe though this is a poor description because the term assumes… Read More ›

In Defense of Opinion

I’ll begin this piece by first thanking Marko for the eleven or so years we worked on this side project called Big Men On Content. He moved on to a great opportunity that does not afford him the autonomy that this kind of endeavor requires. That is not a bad thing. It is a recognition… Read More ›

In a Way, A Goodbye

Hard to think it’s been eleven years since Lee and I started this blog.  Putting two big southern guys in the same room with opposing views was bound to cause some noise.  Our daily debates during lunch about the how and whys of the (then) Enterprise Content Management space sparked interest in those that passed… Read More ›

Content Federation Is Not Federated Search

Content Federations is one of the cornerstones of a Content Services Platform (CSP).  Content federations have been growing for the last two years.  Federations go back to 2000, but the concept is still new to some.  I’ve seen some recent confusion about the difference between Content Federations and Federated Search.  I thought I might provide… Read More ›

The Value of Competitive Intelligence

One of the most underappreciated roles in software is that of competitive intelligence.  Too often organizations see this role as the first to be cut.  But having someone that knows where the other vendors in your space are heading can be valuable.  I can just imagine how vendors in the Content Services Platform, a.k.a. ECM,… Read More ›

Box is Leading Innovations in Content Services Platform

(Added some post publishing clarification and correction ***) Last week I attended Boxworks, my first Box conference.   I’ve been following Box for some time but really hadn’t jumped on the bandwagon.  So after having some conversations with the Box team at AIIM 2018, I decided I had to give Box a good look.  I shared… Read More ›