By Jim Lundy We attended Polycom’s annual Team Polycom Partner Event last week in Orlando and we were struck with the feeling that things have changed significantly in 12 months at Polycom. Much of the change has to do with Leadership and focus, but there was a good buzz at the event – most of
Whoever said email is dead has greatly exaggerated its demise. In the social networking era, email has been depicted as the epitome of everything thats wrong with collaboration and workplace productivity. We’ve gone from “no email Fridays” to just no email at all programs. Yet through it all, several providers have been putting stakes in
By Jim Lundy Knowledge Management is one of the most hotly debated topics of the modern era and until now most efforts have used a set of Collaboration, Learning and Content Management band aids to try to deliver Knowledge. Kaybus, a San Francisco based Start-up, is aiming to change all of that. This blog post
By Jim Lundy CMS Wars are back. The need to have a great Website and a great Digital Experience is fueling a new round of Mergers and Acquisitions in Web Content Management, also referred to as CMS. In fact, a lot of the activity in CMS land is happening in the Boston Metro Area, since
The rise of Video Learning is an unstoppable force. Use cases for Video Learning are emerging in all industries. Video is becoming the best medium for capturing and transferring knowledge. With video, learning has gone beyond the domain of the CLO (chief learning officer) to all lines of business. We believe this trend will
The Jive Software Workstyle Apps announcement denotes a growing trend of ever increasing mobile collaboration apps. These apps are coming from startups as we witness the subsequent reaction of counter apps from traditional collaboration providers. Jive Software announced three new Workstyle Apps; Jive Daily, Jive Chime and Jive People. Workstyle Apps Jive Daily will be
By Jim Lundy Super Bowls come and go, and many don’t leave lasting memories. Super Bowl 49, the one in which the New England Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks, is not one many will soon forget. The reason was an unlikely hero, which is how most will look upon that game. There is a lesson
As we embark on 2015 I reflect back on what an interesting year 2014 was. There was a big buzz around customer and employee engagement. We saw businesses all over start getting on board with predictive analytics and using familiar mediums such as video in new ways to enhance specific business processes. We also began
At the IBM ConnectED event in Orlando, FL this week, IBM announced they will offer a freemium model of Verse before end of Q1. It will have certain limitations around file sharing and storage. While we noted a lack of an overall cohesive IBM strategy clearly laid out, it was clear they fully realized Verse
By Jim Lundy Two Factor Authentication is a term you will hear a lot more about in 2015. Microsoft made some news last week with its upcoming rollout of Windows 10. The thing that caught our attention was not Universal Apps but the fact that Microsoft is starting to really get focused on Security. What we noticed is that
by Jim Lundy It is a question I get asked often – who are the Movers and Shakers in Marketing – the ones who make a difference. In 2015, Aragon Research has identified new movers and shakers in marketing and they extend beyond Silicon Valley. We interact with many people every day who are in Marketing positions.
By Jim Lundy While everyone is talking about the recent hack of Sony, it wasn’t that long ago (late 2009, early 2010) that Google got hacked badly by the Chinese. Facebook Messenger was used in that attack. It was part of what is commonly referred to as an Advanced Persistent Threat or APT. I wrote
By Jim Lundy We attended the Cisco Collaboration Summit (#CSummit) in Los Angeles this week, Cisco’s annual gathering of Customers, Partners and Analysts to discuss what Cisco is doing in Collaboration. The main take away from this year’s #CSummit is that they are doing a lot, the product refresh story is strong and partners and
How Appearance Communicates Information Appearance is an economic way of getting information because it is the first impression of something. When it comes to a company, social media can help cultivate this first impression, but the website drives it home. If the website isn’t up to par with the rest of the brand, a good
It’s a marketer’s dream. This year I was lucky enough to attend my first ever Dreamforce, and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I made sure to take my GoPro with me to capture the experience. You can watch my recap here. It’s safe to say that the production quality of DF14 superseded
Collaboration has to focus on the specific business outcomes. Research Director, David Mario Smith, discusses Outcome Based Collaboration.
Mind the Gap: Where are the Females in Tech and Business? from Patricia Lundy by Patricia Lundy Today Forbes is having their Under 30 Summit, and one of their morning panels was focused on successful women. It was led by Kat Cole, the president of Cinnabon. You’d think in today’s world that we wouldn’t need
By Jim Lundy Today we announced the first major evaluation of the Mobile Content Management (MCM) Market – with the publication of our Aragon Research Globe for Mobile Content Management. It represents a shift in the focus of Content and how it is managed. The Aragon Research Globe for Mobile Content Management For this market, there
By Jim Lundy #DF14 is here and Salesforce has already pre-briefed the press on its New Analytics Cloud Platform – Wave, which it will formally introduce at Dreamforce DF14 this week. The question is, is this new Platform a move to continue to monetize the Salesforce Ecosystem and also offer a predictive platform at the sometime?
You’d rather be in San Diego than in the office where you work or the room you work from at home, wouldn’t you? I would. That’s why I’m going to PCMC in March. True, I work at Aragon, so I have to be there, but you have to be there, too. In fact, it is