Ted Schadler

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Should Your Email Live In The Cloud?

Ted Schadler January 6, 2009
by Ted Schadler Should your email live in the cloud? Colleague Chris Voce and I have written a pair of reports to answer that question from the perspectives of an information and knowledge management professional and an infrastructure and operations professional. For many firms, the answer is "yes," certainly for some users or some email […]
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Extranet Collaboration Platforms. Coming Soon, But Then There’s That Pesky Many-To-Many Problem

Ted Schadler December 2, 2008
by Ted Schadler In our conversations with many information and knowledge management professionals, it's clear that their distributed and multicompany teams need better extranet collaboration tools. And they feel the problem is only getting worse as companies go virtual, global, distributed, outsourced, green, travel-less, and partnered, thus driving the need for ever-better collaboration tools that […]
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One Analysts’s View Of What IBM’s Smarter Planet Means

Ted Schadler November 20, 2008
by Ted Schadler [dateline] Stamford, CT IBM CEO Sam Palmisano gave a speech to the Council on Foreign Affairs in New York City on November 6, 2008. In the speech, he added his voice that that of Al Gore, Jeff Immelt, and Barack Obama to declare that the US can lead the world to prosperity […]
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Cloud-Based Collaboration Could Rock A CFO’s World In A Recession

Ted Schadler November 3, 2008
By Ted Schadler Did you know that three vendors with something in common grew rapidly during the last recession? WebEx, Placeware (now Microsoft LiveMeeting cum Office Communications Server), and Salesforce.com all grew during the last recession. One of the reasons is that they offered valuable services — Web conferencing and sales force automation – that […]
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IBM Lotus Gets Into The Hosted Email Game. Phew.

Ted Schadler October 23, 2008
by Ted Schadler It is inevitable and welcome that a revitalized Lotus has launched a hosted email and calendar service. Inevitable because cloud-based email services are on the rise and IBM isn't going to miss out on that. It might be your entire messaging system — email, calendar, contacts as in hosted Exchange, Gmail, and […]
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Symantec Goes Into The Cloud With Email Filtering

Ted Schadler October 8, 2008
by Ted Schadler Symantec today announced its acquisition of MessageLabs, a 520-person UK-based email filtering and security vendor. Given the cost and hassles that information & knowledge management professionls (IKM Pros) have keeping email spam down to a dull roar and keeping viruses outside the firewall, this is a great move for Symantec. And now […]
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iPhone + Lotus Notes = Opportunity + Annoyance

Ted Schadler October 1, 2008
By Ted Schadler Maybe you saw the IBM announcement or the NY Times article on it. iPhone now can run iNotes, a lightweight application for access to Lotus Notes email, calendaring, and contacts. But why the complex equation? Let me break it down for you: IBM has no axe to grind with any mobile device […]
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Cisco’s Stepping Up To Collaboration As Business Transformation

Ted Schadler September 25, 2008
By Ted Schadler Following on to Rob's great analyses of Cisco's Jabber and PostPath acquisitions, here are some additional things that Information & Knowledge Management Professionals should tune into regarding Cisco as the new collaboration kid on the block: First, Cisco is building a meeting-centric workspace product with WebEx Connect. Think about the key documents, […]
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Attracting And Retaining Talent: Thought From Day One Of Forrester’s Business & Technology Leadership Forum

Ted Schadler September 24, 2008
By Ted Schadler "Embrace chaos; deliver results." Really? Unleash social networks, employee-generated video, and wikis loose in my company? That sounds hard for any normal company. Yet that's the theme of our event here in Orlando. At the end of day one, after listening to a varied and experienced line-up of presenters, I came away […]
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Google Launches “YouTube For The Enterprise”

Ted Schadler September 2, 2008
By Ted Schadler Today, Google announced Google Video for business, a new cloud-based collaboration service that gives employees the same ability as consumers to upload, find, view, and share video clips. It's YouTube for the enterprise, folks. See Rob Koplowitz's and Kyle McNabb's report for more on cloud-based collaboration services. Not that Google's the first […]
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Trip Report On iPhone Vs. BlackBerry: Part 1, Typing

Ted Schadler August 26, 2008
By Ted Schadler Let me begin by saying that I believe it's time for Information & Knowledge Management (I&KM) professionals to get into the enterprise smartphone debate. After all, the killer application for smartphones is email, calendars, and contacts — all collaboration apps. And the future of collaboration is pervasive — anytime, anywhere, any device. […]
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What’s A Zettabyte? I Don’t Know, But It’s Coming Soon

Ted Schadler July 31, 2008
By Ted Schadler What's a zettabyte? It's the same amount of information found on 500 billion DVDs or 75 full-length movies for every human on the planet. And a half a zettabyte, a mere 250 billion DVDs' worth, is the number of bits that Cisco expects to fly around the Internet every year in 2012. […]
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