Late last year, Oliver Marks and I became members of Constellation with the intention of complementing consulting on enterprise social and collaboration business, with wider research.
Given my focus on longer form planning and follow through work, and the growing need for ecosystem collaboration by organizations, it’s becoming increasingly challenging to successfully wear two hats and do justice to the analyst side of the house. And to be fair to Constellation, it’s best that Ray and the team find full time research analysts for this work.
I’ve met some really smart folks over at Constellation and I have huge respect for the individuals who make up the team. Ray’s pulling together a growing line up of new analysts and has an array of initiatives under way including The SuperNova Awards and new geographical market entries.
As far as this blog and my other extracurricular activities are concerned (event/conference speaking, etc.), nothing changes. Since 2009, I’ve blogged and spoken about the promise and impact of social and collaborative business based on what we see in the trenches at end customers, and innovation in enterprise software. That continues….
I have a few commitments that I’m wrapping up before I set sail but it’s been a lot of fun getting to know and hang out with the team. Ray and I depart as friends and we’ve agreed to look out for each other.
If you have any questions about this or Constellation Research, drop me an email.