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Reporting from Slack Frontiers

This was my first time attending Slack’s annual event, and of course the 2020 edition was the first virtual version of the event. This was the best virtual event I have attended so far this year by a long way. It was both a superb experience and a great source of insight. Let us look…


Analyst Methodology

First note that the below is not meant to be anything that is sanctioned or even practiced by the other members of The Analyst Syndicate. This is how I conduct research. Consider it a continuation of the guidance provided in Curmudgeon. When I first joined Gartner in 2000 my only experience with its research was…


Drones By New Numbers

  The United States drone market is expected to exceed $18 Billion in 2020                                                                                  …


The Legal and Regulatory Landscape For Data Usage and Privacy

Facebook and Equifax Privacy Failures Put Businesses and Consumers On Notice In The Beginning In 2018, the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation GDPR  laid the cornerstone for all other jurisdictions to build similar legal and regulatory data usage and privacy frameworks. GDPR’s global scope set a new level of usage obligations and privacy…

Home Working

Pro Tips on Working from Home, Part 2

Following on from my first list of suggestions for remote working, here are some more, based on over a decade of experience of running diverse teams remotely. Back up your work or store it in the cloud. Or both. Leave gaps between calls to allow time to take notes, focus on the next call, go…