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Christian Buckley

Founder & CEO at CollabTalk LLC

Lehi, United States

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Founder & CEO of CollabTalk LLC, a research and technical marketing services company, providing advisory and fractional-CMO services primarily within the Microsoft partner and customer ecosystem. I'm a Microsoft Regional Director & MVP and six-time author with a track-record for designing and executing high-growth marketing strategies. In my 25+ year tech career, I have provided product and go-to-market strategy guidance to dozens of companies. My expertise spans digital marketing technology, enterprise collaboration, and workplace productivity technology, with an MBA in Technology Management and a patent on a method for B2B collaborative viral adoption.

Some of the topics I am passionate about include leadership development, the advances in productivity automation through AI, decision-support systems, and the science behind social and collaboration networks and platforms.

My management and entrepreneurial experience includes 5 successful exits (including 2 of my own startups), and I'm always interested in connecting with LinkedIn members who may be interested in my services, discussing potential partnerships, or keynote/speaking opportunities.

Christian BuckleyPoints
Academic15
Author317
Influencer283
Speaker5
Entrepreneur60
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Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Service Provider
Media Experience: 25 years

Areas of Expertise

Business Strategy 32.32
Change Management 52.57
Cloud 45.77
Culture
Customer Experience
Digital Disruption
Digital Transformation 43.91
Emerging Technology 37.10
Entrepreneurship 30.90
Future of Work 30.96
Innovation 31.08
Leadership 30.37
Management 30.94
Marketing 32.51
Social 35.74
Startups
Design Thinking 59.44
Analytics 42.47
Agile 38.56
Lean Startup 48.82
Diversity and Inclusion 32.15
Cybersecurity 30.52
Risk Management 33.51
Cryptocurrency 37.69
Supply Chain 37.57
AI 32.06
AR/VR 34.38

Industry Experience

Federal & Public Sector
High Tech & Electronics
Professional Services
Telecommunications

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Publications

3 Academic Whitepapers
Building a More Diverse Workforce in the Partner Channel
CollabTalk LLC
June 03, 2019
A research-based practice development playbook and resource set to help partners recruit and retain a more diverse workforce. Authored by Barb Levisay, with research conducted by CollabTalk LLC and the BYU Marriott School of Management commissioned by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Tech Data, and Microsoft.

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Tags: Diversity and Inclusion, Future of Work, Leadership

Understanding Microsoft Cloud Services and Security
CollabTalk LLC
February 04, 2019
Based on research conducted by CollabTalk and the BYU Marriott School of Management, and sponsored by Microsoft, Rencore, and other leading partners, this report on on the state of Microsoft cloud services and security was written by Liam Cleary, Microsoft MVP, security expert, and Product Owner – Security at Rencore. In this report, you will learn:

What are the latest cloud security trends, challenges and threats?
How is Digital Transformation affecting the ongoing security discussion?
Are there gaps between perceived and real security cloud concerns?
How will customizations affect the security of my cloud environment?
How will the core Microsoft cloud security features help me in optimizing security?
What steps I should take to develop an action plan?

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, Risk Management

Understanding the State of the Hybrid SharePoint Ecosystem
CollabTalk LLC
April 10, 2017
Independent research conducted on behalf of the SharePoint community, providing data and insights to help customers and partners plan for the future of their SharePoint environments:

What is the size of hybrid SharePoint usage in terms of licenses (seats), users, and revenues?
What is the composition of hybrid SharePoint usage in terms of company size, locations, versions, and features used?
What are the potential opportunities?
What are the risks?
What are the benefits of hybrid SharePoint strategies?
How are people using hybrid SharePoint environments?
What different strategies will companies use around hybrid moving forward?
What are the growth trends of Microsoft SharePoint in terms of environment type?

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Tags: Cloud, Design Thinking, Digital Transformation

1 Advisory Board Membership
Advisory Board / Investor
revealit.io
December 04, 2017
revealit.io is an interactive video technology company, using our patent-pending platform and leveraging the latest artificial intelligence, blockchain, and augmented reality technologies to revolutionize the video experience.

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Tags: AI, AR/VR, Emerging Technology

10 Article/Blogs
Adding Interactive Forms and Quizzes to PowerPoint
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February 04, 2020
While not a brand new feature (released late 2018), the integration of Microsoft Forms is with PowerPoint for Office 365 provides a seamless way for...
The post Adding Interactive Forms and Quizzes to PowerPoint appeared first on buckleyPLANET.

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Tags: Management

A Plug for #M365Friday Utah
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February 03, 2020
‘Tis the season for our 9th annual Microsoft 365 Friday event (#M365Friday — formerly known as SharePoint Saturday Utah) to be held this Friday, February...
The post A Plug for #M365Friday Utah appeared first on buckleyPLANET.

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Tags: Management

Making IA Part of Your Operational Activities
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February 02, 2020
For many of us on the IT side of the house, productivity has long been a part of our metrics, taking on many different forms...
The post Making IA Part of Your Operational Activities appeared first on buckleyPLANET.

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Tags: Management

January 2020 Content Wrap-Up
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February 01, 2020
I can’t remember the last month that was free of travel. It has been years. Come to think of it, I’ve been on an airplane...
The post January 2020 Content Wrap-Up appeared first on buckleyPLANET.

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Tags: Innovation, Management

You know you need Business Process Management when…
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January 31, 2020
With many new technologies, business users may have one or two pain points they’re looking to immediately solve, but they may wonder how else their...
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Tags: Innovation, Management

Adding to OneNote Meeting Notes via Mobile
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January 30, 2020
As you all know, I’ve been a fanboy of OneNote pretty much from Day 1. As an Office Apps & Services MVP, I try to...
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Tags: Management

January 2020 #CollabTalk TweetJam Summary
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January 29, 2020
Yesterday morning I hosted the first #CollabTalk TweetJam of the year — our 9th year of doing these online events — with a panel of...
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Tags: Analytics

Navigating the Fog of….the Cloud
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January 28, 2020
I woke up yesterday to some fog in my neighborhood here in Utah Valley (south of Salt Lake City), which is something I really miss...
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Tags: Cloud

Citizen-Assisted Development with Mike Fitzmaurice
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January 27, 2020
As part of the #CollabTalk Podcast, I was able to sit down last week and interview Mike Fitzmaurice (@mikefitz), VP of North America and Chief...
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Tags: Change Management

Cleaning up Conversations in Outlook
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January 26, 2020
Despite all of the collaboration and communication tools and platforms available today, email remains one of the primary tools of the information worker. If you’re...
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Tags: Management

4 Books
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Creating and Implementing Real World Projects
Microsoft Press
March 25, 2012
Build effective solutions for real-world business scenarios—using out-of-the-box tools in Microsoft SharePoint Server, SharePoint Foundation, and Office 365. Each chapter in this hands-on book focuses on a single business project, using a standard approach to guide you through the solution-building process from start to finish. Apply your skills as a SharePoint power user or site administrator—and get started now.

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Tags: Change Management, Design Thinking, Digital Transformation

Implementing IBM Rational ClearQuest: An End-to-End Deployment Guide: An EndtoEnd Deployment Guide
IBM Press
August 24, 2006
IBM Rational ClearQuest gives organizations unprecedented control over software development, helping them fix defects, make enhancements, manage issues, update documentation, and deliver better products, faster. Now there's an easy-to-use ClearQuest deployment guide for every team member--in development, product management, field operations, support, and beyond.

Implementing IBM Rational ClearQuest brings together all you need to integrate ClearQuest into an overarching change-management system that works. Drawing on decades of experience, the authors present a detailed, easyto-use roadmap for each step of ClearQuest deployment, from evaluating business cases through planning, design, and implementation. You will find the industry's clearest, most useful explanations of ClearQuest technology here, along with real-world examples, best practices, diagrams, and actionable steps. This book will help you

Thoroughly understand the strategic and tactical challenges of change management
Implement ClearQuest effectively, whether you're in a small team or a global enterprise
Model your existing system: actors, use cases, activity diagrams, workflow, and reporting
Define classes, states, transitions, deployment diagrams, and system-level design
Install, configure, and use the Eclipse ClearQuest plugin
Use multisite synchronization, mastership, and conflict resolution
Efficiently handle testing, migration, administration, backup, and training
Regardless of your role or previous experience, this book will help you shape and execute your ClearQuest rollout to drive maximum business value--now, and for years to come.

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Tags: Change Management, Design Thinking

Art of ClearCase Deployment, The: The Secrets to Successful Implementation
Addison-Wesley Professional
July 23, 2004
Accessible, practical, and full of examples, The Art of ClearCase Deployment demystifies all facets of deployment-from up-front planning through multisite integration. Authors Christian Buckley and Darren Pulsipher draw on nearly two decades of experience helping leading enterprises implement Rational technologies. They focus on the core issues associated with deployment, closely tying business and technical drivers to specific features and step-by-step implementation techniques.

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Tags: Agile, Change Management, Emerging Technology

Secrets of the Change Agent: Strategies for Software Development
Red Hill Publishing
August 15, 2003
'Secrets of the Change Agent' is specifically targeted toward those readers who want to learn about the end-to-end change management product family, and how each component fits into the larger product development organization – all from the standpoint of the project manager (and non-developer). It assumes no particular knowledge of change management tools, object-oriented analysis and design, programming, or any modeling methodologies.

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Tags: Design Thinking, Digital Transformation, Lean Startup

2 Book Chapters
Improve It!: A collection of essays on using analytics to accomplish more with SharePoint
Webtrends
May 01, 2015
Improve It! is a collection of essays from SharePoint community thought leaders about how to get the most out of SharePoint. It shares the latest thoughts on SharePoint’s continual evolution and how organizations can improve the value and impact of their intranet. With multiple perspectives from Microsoft insiders, leading SharePoint consulting firms, and industry luminaries, find out how using analytics to measure SharePoint for social, collaborative, and engagement enables improved ROI.

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Tags: Analytics, Design Thinking, Digital Transformation

Prove It: Using Analytics to Drive SharePoint Adoption and ROI
Webtrends
March 27, 2014
User adoption has been one of my war cries ever since I started using SharePoint in 2006 to coordinate AIDS vaccine research data for Dr. Susan Zolla-Pazner and the CAVD (Collaboration for AIDS Vaccine Discovery). After building a system that would manage the research data, I sat with Susie to explain how the system worked. I didn’t even get a minute into the explanation, when she stopped me cold. “I don’t care how it works. Just tell me what I have to do.” That statement was a revelation that has guided my SharePoint career for the past eight years.

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Tags: Design Thinking, Digital Transformation, Business Strategy

1 Book Foreword
The Ultimate SharePoint Performance Guide!: Configuring SharePoint, SQL and Office 365 for maximum performance
Amazon.com Services LLC
February 07, 2018
This is an ultimate guidance on performance for SharePoint Server 2013, 2016 and SharePoint Online inspired both by Microsoft’s best practices and real life experiences from countless deployments on the field.This book was Tech Reviewed by Microsoft MVP & RD Jussi Roine and includes an awesome foreword by SharePoint MVP Christian Buckley

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Tags: Change Management, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

7 eBooks
SharePoint Transformed: A Game Plan for Digital Workplace Heroes
Colligo Inc
January 15, 2018
Collaboration may power the digital workplace, but achieving your collaboration goals takes more than technology – it requires close attention to how the technology aligns with your business processes and collaboration culture. In this eBook, you will learn:

How to improve speed of delivery, employee adoption and governance, while controlling transformation costs.
When to weigh alternative technologies for transforming your business into a high-functioning digital workplace.
The true impact of digital transformation, and how it requires acceptance from across the organization, from executives to end-users.
How to develop a successful strategy for employee collaboration.
The importance of monitoring progress, tracking compliance, and managing change through clear, two-way communication.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Digital Transformation

Creating the Modern Intranet with Microsoft Teams
KanBo
August 14, 2017
What is the future of the modern intranet, and how does Microsoft Teams fit into this model? The role of the intranet has been evolving, with many other tools and systems inserting themselves into your corporate collaboration and communication culture. In this eBook, you will learn:

The changing role of SharePoint from “Swiss-Army-knife” solution for every problem to the leading Intranet and Extranet platform.
Impacts a UX focus can have on employee adoption and engagement.
That Microsoft Teams reinforces the value of SharePoint, and improves collaboration and communication.
How KanBo provides context to every day work, extending the capabilities of both Teams and SharePoint.

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Tags: Change Management, Design Thinking, Digital Transformation

Defending Your Office 365 Data: Five Threats that Microsoft Can't Defend Against, But You Can
Backupify / Datto
February 01, 2016
Office 365 is the fastest growing platform Microsoft has ever released with a powerful set of collaboration features for individuals and teams. While there are many benefits, there are also risks associated with any SaaS product. This eBook explains the top 5 threats that Microsoft can’t defend against, but you can. In this eBook, you will learn how to defend against data threats, including:

When a user makes an error
There’s a security breach
An error occurs during a migration
You have a rogue employee
You experience a service error

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Tags: Change Management, Cryptocurrency, Risk Management

Bridging IT & Business Expectations in the Digital Workplace
Intlock / CardioLog Analytics
May 05, 2014
One of the leading reasons for the failure of knowledge and collaboration systems is a misalignment between business and IT activities. In this eBook, learn key insights for bridging the gap between IT and Business from the leading experts in the SharePoint / Office 365 community. In this eBook, you’ll discover:

Why implementations fail.
The roles of People, Process and Technology in a successful environment.
How to bridge the gaps between IT and Business using analytics.

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Tags: Analytics, Change Management, Digital Transformation

The Complete Guide to Office 365 Security
Backupify / Datto
May 01, 2014
Office 365 security requires a constant effort to monitor, maintain, report and verify. The eBook presents a single, comprehensive overview of the data security measures available within the Office 365 platform. And gives you a baseline from which to build your information management strategy. In this eBook from Backupify, you will learn about key security topics, including:

How Office 365 provides security to your data
What data loss prevention is
How continuous compliance works and its benefits
International compliance standards and certifications
Multi-factor authentication and why it matters

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Tags: Change Management, Cryptocurrency, Risk Management

The Definitive Guide to SharePoint Migration Planning
Quest
November 11, 2013
Migrations are inherently complex, and getting them right is essential to a host of business goals, from business continuity and user productivity to security and compliance. With proper planning and the right tools, you can realize your SharePoint vision.

Quest has made available this report so companies can develop a comprehensive strategy and set up a migration that works for you – no matter how complex your collaboration environment is.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Digital Transformation

Tap Into Social Capital to Build Your Brand
FiftyFivenadFive
November 05, 2007
Learn how to be more authentic, build trust, and grow your business by leveraging your social capital. Whether for your company or your own personal brand, this is practical guidance that you can use. You will learn:

How influence works within social networking
Why you should focus on the influencers within your network
How to find value by creating value for others

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Tags: Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Innovation

10 Influencer Awards
Top 25 SharePoint Influencers 2018
Harmon.ie
May 15, 2018

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Tags: Cloud, Leadership, Social

Top 100 Most Influential CMOs
Rise Global / Richtopia / Forbes
October 03, 2016

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Tags: Analytics, Cloud, Social

Top 25 SharePoint Influencers
Harmon.ie, Scratch Media
September 05, 2016

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Tags: Analytics, Cloud, Social

Top Office 365 and SharePoint Vendor Blogs
Inbound Marketing Excellence Awards, fiftyfiveandfive
November 09, 2015

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Tags: Cloud, Marketing, Social

Top 25 Office 365 Influencers
Harmon.ie
May 06, 2015

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Tags: Analytics, Cloud, Social

Top 25 SharePoint Influencers 2014
Harmon.ie, Forrester Research
March 04, 2014

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Tags: Cloud, Marketing, Social

2013 Top 10 Contributors
CMSWire
December 23, 2013

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Tags: Cloud, Design Thinking, Marketing

2013 Top Community Contributor
ESPC
February 04, 2013

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Tags: Change Management, Cloud, Design Thinking

2012 Top 10 Contributors
CMSWire
December 20, 2012

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Tags: Cloud, Design Thinking, Marketing

Top 25 SharePoint Influencers
Forbes, Harmon.ie
October 15, 2012

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Tags: Cloud, Design Thinking, Marketing

1 Keynote
The Rise of the Digital Workplace Champion -- #ARMA2019 Keynote
ARMA
October 24, 2019
Keynote given at the ARMA InfoCon event (#ARMA2019) in Nashville, TN (October 2019). In this presentation, I share four ingredients required for lasting organizational change, and make the case for identifying change agents or "champions" within the digital workplace to implement real change.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Digital Transformation

1 Patent
Method for business to business collaborative viral adoption
United States of America
August 31, 2010
The invention provides a method for business to business communication among trading partners that use differing business rules and processes. A trading partner server provides a center for communication between the trading partners enforcing the business rules and enabling the trading partners to communicate effectively. Legally binding and non-legally binding agreements necessary to support a business discourse are handled electronically through the trading partner server.

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Tags: Cloud, Design Thinking, Supply Chain

4 Whitepapers
The Office 365 Operational Success Playbook
CollabTalk LLC
May 06, 2019
Looking at the Office 365 platform, with the core workloads of Exchange, SharePoint, OneDrive, and Skype, they include decades of on-premises history with robust and mature security, compliance and governance capabilities as standalone offerings. Customers around the world have come to rely on the on-premises versions of these tools, but they are quickly moving to the cloud, which requires a review – and possibly a re-thinking – of operational practices to ensure our environments remain secure, compliant, and well-governed.

While the Office 365 platform inherits the robust security, compliance, and governance capabilities of its on-premises predecessors, the goal of this whitepaper is to help customers review their security, governance and compliance requirements as they migrate to Office 365 to ensure that these requirements are being met — and any gaps are being managed. This paper, sponsored by Spanning, is based on two previous CollabTalk research studies: Organizational Security & Compliance Practices in Office 365, and Improving Governance in Office 365.

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Tags: Change Management, Design Thinking, Digital Transformation

Organizational Security & Compliance Practices in Office 365
CollabTalk LLC
April 15, 2019
Collaboration Managers and IT Teams express confidence in their Office 365 security and compliance practices, but when pressed on specifics about the gaps between out-of-the-box capabilities and insufficient processes and tools, most respondents were unaware of the potential risks. In this research paper, you will learn:

How organizations are running security and compliance today, looking specifically at the evolving patterns of end user and team collaboration, and the cost/impact of these changes.
The real-world issues facing most organizations, and the over-reliance on out-of-the-box capabilities.
The “confidence gap” in core aspects of organizational security and compliance readiness.

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Tags: Change Management, Design Thinking, Digital Transformation

Improving Governance in Office 365
CollabTalk LLC
April 01, 2019
Based on research conducted by CollabTalk and the BYU Marriott School of Management, and sponsored by Microsoft, Spanning, Rencore, and tyGraph, this report sheds light on governance practices within organizations at a time when moving from on-premises to the cloud is increasingly common. In this report, you will learn:

What are the common collaboration patterns, and solutions used?
Are there differences in the lifecycle of sites/environments on-prem versus cloud? (Are cloud environments more temporary? Are on-prem environments more closely managed? Are there differences in the lifecycle of data?)
What is the length of engagement with an on-prem SharePoint site compared to a Microsoft Teams team or channel?
Are there different governance trends by region, or by industry?
Does governance ownership change when moving to the cloud? If so, what are the impacts?
What are the financial impacts of poor governance planning and oversight?

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Tags: Change Management, Design Thinking, Digital Transformation

Exploring the Impacts and Importance of Productivity-Centered User Experiences
GradientECM
November 17, 2014
Change is inevitable and how teams collaborate and connect are changing as well. Tools that overtly manage content are becoming more seamless and integrated, and the lines between the tools we use at work and at home are blurring. In this whitepaper written by Microsoft MVP Christian Buckley, you will learn:

How the nature of collaboration tools and systems we use are rapidly maturing
Where knowledge and information management practices are often falling behind
How to prepare your organization for these changes, and better leverage vNext

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Tags: Analytics, Design Thinking, Digital Transformation

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