August 2010
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Broken Bones, Good Deals and My Daddy

Gather round, children. Let me tell you about my Dad. He’s a wonderful, smart man. He taught me to play chess when I was 3. He is also an orthopaedic surgeon, which means he fixes broken bones and things. He worked for many many many years in government hospitals until, about ten years ago, he moved from the operating theatre to the courtrooms, working in the medico-legal world.

Drifting Yellow Dots – Gartner CMS MQ 2010

Lordy, has it been a year already? Sure has. The 2010 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WCM is out. You can get the report here courtesy of our friends at SiteCore. As usual it is worth a read, but here are the juicy bits.

It Can All Change In A ChartBeat

It’s pretty addictive watching your blog stats, isn’t it? Remember when Google Analytics came to town and instead of waiting days to see traffic reports, you could see updates in mere hours. On a good day, you could sometimes see things in 15 minutes. Well, GA, there is a new new kid on the block, he shows you data in real time, and his name is chartbeat.

Drupal, Lawsuits and a Peruvian Prostitute

Sorry, so very sorry, dear reader. This isn’t a real post. But it is research for a real post. You see, I’m test driving a new analytics package which, on first impressions, is awesome. Problem is, my blog doesn’t get enough traffic to make any screenshots interesting. Which is why you are here.

Painting the Analytics World Blue

We’ve got some more BlueWashing going on. IBM announced today that they’re acquired analytics and marketing vendor Unica for $480 million. It seems like a lot of cash to me, but then again IBM have got plenty and what do I know. I do know it follows quite shortly after they bought pure analytics vendor CoreMetrics.

My Midlife Crisis Catalyst

A friend of mine just reintroduced me to my favourite game of all time. A curse on all of his houses. Civilization Revolution is out on iOS and, the bad news is, it is as good and addictive as ever. I don’t play games any more, trying to balance my time between my kids, my job, my blog and the odd bit of sleep. That’s all about to go to hell.

Warning: Acquisitions May Cause Dizziness, Vomiting, Nausea and Diarrhea

Where there is smoke, there is fire. In this case, it’ll be a shitstorm of a fire that’ll consume everything useful in it’s path. A bit like a Scorched Earth Campaign of Content Management. Of course I’m talking about the Autonomy/Open Text speculation, which isn’t actually going to happen. Surely.