IBM Connect 2014: Recasting Mail and Connections


While there were some interesting announcements at IBM Connect 2014, a couple things that stood out to me were the rebranding of IBM’s collaboration capabilities under Connections and the new social email capabilities of Mail Next. These announcements show IBM simplifying its product strategy/branding and being forward thinking at the same time. The New IBM […]

CMOs of Silicon Valley – Ten you can’t Miss

Whitney Bouck, SVP Marketing at Box.

By Jim Lundy In the five and a half years I’ve lived back in Silicon Valley, the one thing that has jumped out at me is how demanding the role of the CMO has become.  In fact, with the tech boom is moving at a furious pace, the pressure that CEOs put on their CMOs […]

Dreamforce And The Internet Of Customers


Attendee numbers for this year’s Dreamforce conference was said to be upwards of a 130,000 people. Regardless of that count, being there in person, I can definitely say, it was a mass of humanity. Most vendors/sponsors lined up their key announcements to coincide with Dreamforce. The Salesforce ecosystem of partners is immense. Dreamforce – Focus […]

WebRTC Update – Still No Consensus On A MTI Video Codec

The IETF held a meeting in Vancouver this past week to decide on the MTI (mandatory to implement) video codec for WebRTC. The debate pitted H.264 vs VP8 as potential candidates to be the default video codec for WebRTC. Representatives from both sides presented their arguments for each respective codec. Google (Harald Alvestrand) presented their […]

Apple iPad Event Summarized in Four Words: iPad, Mac, Free Software

Apple iPad Event

By Jim Lundy Apple had its second fall event (Apple iPad Event) on October 22nd in San Francisco and delivered on most of the speculation on what they would announce. In many ways, they went further.  This blog post summarizes the key announcements in three key sections – four words in all. iPad Holiday Train […]

Cisco Collaboration Summit Keynote Video Summary

Today, Cisco SVP Rowan Trollope gave his Cisco Collaboration Summit Keynote. There were a number of new announcements and we expect more before the event concludes. At Aragon, we made the call that the pervasive video era is here. On top of that Videos are becoming the new Documents, often replacing traditional text documents. In […]

Social HCM – Video and Profiles Emerge


As I sit on the plane, returning from HR Technology and SuccessFactors SuccessConnect 2013 conferences in Las Vegas, I thought of a couple extra themes that emerged. HR Technology was held at Manadalay Bay, while SuccessConnect was held at The Venetian. We covered the major theme in Cloud Migration in HCM and ERP: Start With A Strategy. However, starting with HR […]

Cloud Migration in HCM and ERP: Start with a Strategy


By Jim Lundy I’ve been in Las Vegas all week at two events and was wondering if this issue would come up and it did. It has to do with Cloud and migrating legacy applications to the Cloud. First, I have covered multiple markets over many years and  have witnessed the migration to the Cloud […]

Peoplefluent Wisdom Summarized in Four Words: CEO, Social, Mobile, Video


By Jim Lundy We attended the Peoplefluent Wisdom Conference last week in Orlando. There was a lot that occurred in our short time at the event. In fact, the event itself was well executed. It was held at the Disney Yacht and Beach Convention Center, which is an excellent venue. The event had some of […]

Innovation and the PC Era at Microsoft: Ballmer Watched as Apple grew


By Jim Lundy This post, when you break it down, is about Innovation. The contestants are Apple and Microsoft.  Steve Ballmer is now a short timer at Microsoft. He is due to  retire as CEO in less than twelve months. One aspect of Steve’s tenure that can’t be overlooked is the unstoppable growth of Apple during Steve’s 13 […]

Oracle OpenWorld 2013 – Why The Best Demo I’ve Ever Had Wasn’t A Demo


Oracle OpenWorld has taken over San Francisco this week! Often we go to technology conferences and are clamored with multiple demos showing the speeds and feeds of new products. And as we all have witnessed, sometimes the demos go well and other times, well, not so good!  However, what I want to address is that […]

Summarizing BoxWorks in Three Words: Scale, Apps, IPO


By Jim Lundy We attended Box’s third annual customer and analyst BoxWorks conference this week, which was held at the Hilton in San Francisco. It was a far different event than last year in a myriad of ways, particularly in size and scope. Box is on a mission and it showed this year. This blog […]

Mobile Content Management can’t be ignored

By Jim Lundy The world of content management is changing and changing fast. The Mobile Content Management (MCM) era is here, and it’s going to cause disruption in multiple markets. This post talks about MCM and our forthcoming fall research agenda, which we just announced. First, we have covered Enterprise Mobile since the founding of Aragon Research, […]

Wearable Computing – The Smartwatch And The App Personality Matrix


Wearable computing is about to change mobile in ways we haven’t thought of yet. However, devices without apps are honestly just soulless pieces of hardware that have no real purpose. Infuse devices with apps that are useful and intuitive to individuals and you have a potential matrix that is an extension of the user. Watching the […]

Stephen Elop as the next CEO of Microsoft?

Stephen Elop

By Jim Lundy The ink isn’t even dry and now rumors are swirling about Stephen Elop taking over the reigns at Microsoft. The person who started the rumors is none other than Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Yesterday, Microsoft announced that it was buying the Nokia Phone business for just over $5 Billion. In the fine […]

Email Wars: Microsoft Fires Storage Salvo at Google

Email Wars

By Jim Lundy The Email Wars are back. Microsoft attacked Google yesterday, the first time I’ve seen a move at the product feature level that puts Google on the defensive.  Yesterday, Microsoft announced it was expanding the Mailbox storage for Exchange Online Users from 25 GB to 50 GB, effective immediately. This includes all editions […]

Is UC Old School, Going Through Growing Pains Or Just About To Graduate?


UC (Unified Communications) has been declared a maturing market by many industry experts. However, is what we are calling a maturing market really UC? I’ve been following communications and collaboration for over 15 years and the promise of UC has never fully been realized. The reason may just be that what was promised is not what […]

Founder Departures: Apple and Microsoft face similar Innovation Challenges


By Jim Lundy Oracle CEO Larry Ellison did a Television interview with CBS News earlier this week and besides revealing his 25 year friendship with Steve Jobs, he offered an opinion that Apple will not do as well without Steve Jobs. I watched that interview carefully and after analyzing what Larry said, I realized that […]

Silicon Valley – the Movers and Shakers in Marketing


By Jim Lundy Often when it comes to technology executives, the focus is on the C-Level, but there are lots of people that make them look good. There are new movers and shakers in Silicon Valley, particularly at the marketing level. We interact with many people and as time moves on, people move up the chain. […]

Social Business is here: Jive and HootSuite make the Wall of Fame

By Jim Lundy In 2013, Social is shifting away from a cobbled together bunch of features to a set of offerings that allow people to get work done. We call it Social Business and to net it out, it is the desire to get work done, work that involves other people and has people as […]