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Biographical Information

Tony Byrne

President, The Real Story Group

Tony Byrne is president of The Real Story Group and oversees all of its technology streams. e-mail: tbyrne@realstorygroup.com

Articles by Tony Byrne

Is Yammer the best way to enhance social in SharePoint?

Enterprise social network vendor Yammer was a large and fast-growing player when Microsoft acquired it in late 2012, and the service has continued to expand still further under Redmond's umbrella. Yammer boasts users in more than 150 countries, and the interface is localized into more than 20 languages.

SharePoint 2013: Does it finally crack the code of WCM?

Ever since Microsoft began adding Web content management (WCM) capabilities to SharePoint in 2007, customers have been asking themselves when Redmond would get serious about providing a platform suited not just for intranet use cases, but for marketing-oriented websites as well.

Choosing the right KM tools

Your colleagues really want a social layer across their digital experience. The marketplace isn't quite there yet ... but KM leaders with a broad field of vision can help lead the way...

The evolving digital workplace

What many employees understand as their intranet—company news, some business forms and countless directories jammed full of outdated Word and Excel files—has become largely irrelevant.

SharePoint 2013: Is it a product or a platform?

The smart customer will look at user experience more holistically, and seek to build applications rather than simply stand up the new version and hope for the best.

Is SharePoint 2013 a product or a platform?

Redmond wants to focus on individual users, with the moniker, "The new way to work together."

How do you know if it’s time for a new CMS?

The decision whether to replace your Web content management system should involve both business and technical considerations...

Wiki tools are not all the same

CMS Watch research with users suggests that selecting the right tool isn't sufficient alone for long-term success, but it is necessary...

Mobile and video tracking challenge the Web analytics

Enterprise social Software technology

While agreement around the core concepts of "social software" has remained elusive, the underlying phenomenon is quite real. To date, industry analysts have quite properly focused on the cultural and organizational aspects of social software technologies (blogs, wikis, tag clouds and such) in the enterprise. "The sociology is more important than the technology," you often hear, and I couldn't agree more.

The WCM marketplace

The Web content management (WCM) technology marketplace in 2008 is as dynamic as ever—and as fragmented as ever. In fact, fragmentation has remained this market's most defining characteristic for the past decade. Scores of experienced, viable WCM vendors around the world have passed their 10th birthdays, and hundreds of other newer, often regional, players nip at their heels. This state of affairs will persist for the foreseeable future.

Text mining's next step

Alfresco tries to repeat history