One of the most shocking statements I ever heard was we would have to recreate the lunar program if we ever did it again. Bits of knowledge disappeared as each person on the program left, retired, or passed on. Enterprises today are trying to capture that knowledge as their workforce retires. Yet we are still... Continue Reading →
Responding to Jeroen’s 2012 Surprises
EMC IIG Chief Architect Jeroen VanRotterdam suggests five things that may surprise us in 2012. It was a very thought provoking post and you should check it out. I had a few ideas in response but it was a little long for the comments so I thought I would post them here. I'll recap each... Continue Reading →
Thoughts on the Ethics of Retention Policies
Several weeks ago Ron Miller wrote a piece about a potential smoking gun email in the Google/Oracle Java patent suit where he cites Cyrus Mistry's 2010 AIIM keynote. As Ron recalls, Mistry declared "Everyone gets access to all data and keep it forever." I was at the same event and my reaction at the time... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
Facebook Wants My eSoul
Like many adopters of social media my age, I have three very different approaches to using LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. LinkedIn is my rolodex (link provided for those born after the paleolithic era) The employer independent contact database of my professional life. These are people that I have an interest in maintaining a business connection... Continue Reading →
Rumors of Autonomy and Microsoft. Say What?
A friend sent me a link to a Reuters article speculating the acquisition of Autonomy by Microsoft. At first glance one says, “Not so fast, what about FAST!” But hey, “not so fast?” Autonomy is an interesting combination of survivors of the internet boom. Not following the Computer Associates model like Open Text appears to be... Continue Reading →
Open Text Ripe for Takeover, Eh?
When a local paper starts to speculate on acquisitions, I’ve learned to take notice. You see those of us in the industry have our contacts usually with either an NDA or FrieNDA in place. But papers have theirs sources, some friend of a friend to a journalist. So the article over the weekend caught my... Continue Reading →
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