Gartner recommends blogging over electronic content management

This one is a bit of a surprise — Gartner is recommending blogging over electronic content management. Why is this a surprise? Well, my understanding of the two technologies is that they’re completely different. Blogging is about a personal or group diary, and keeping news out there. Electronic content management is about work flow for publication, archival, data discovery, non-repudiation, legislative requirements, and that kind of stuff. I could understand how someone who completely mis-understood electronic content management could come to this conclusion, but apart from that I’m at a bit of a loss as to what to say.

I didn’t get much sleep last night as one of the kids had what us Australians call gastro, but I believe the Americans amongst us call stomach flu. I’ll try to find the time to read the Gartner report, assuming that it’s part of the Gartner stuff we’re already purchasing or something (Lindsay?).

I’ll get back to you when I have more to say.

[tags: work content management]