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April 17, 2008


Jeremiah Owyang


I've been a fan of your social media charge with your blog, leading the way at EMC (and what Len and others have been doing as well)

Thanks for the link and mention, I'm sure we'll be talking at some point soon.

Congrats on getting EMC to really embrace these tools, and lean forward by having internal discussions using these tools.

Clive Bearman


Another great post! "Frame the problem" is a great mantra for many things in life and too often ignored.

Having "talented people" never hurts either :-)

Luis Molina

I liked reading this column; very insightful.


Hello Chuck,
I am usually a speaker at EMC events here, and at one such event, the CIO of an advertising agency came up to me, and we discussed something that you call capturing 'conversational collaboration'. This guy wanted a tool that could help him capture all the collaborative exchanges between his geographically spread teams. He wasnt looking at something like an eRoom...according to him, most of the intellectual property was in the discussions/debates between teams which lead to decisions and thats what he wanted to capture as a knowledge repository!

Chuck Hollis

Hi Kishor --

Sounds like he's evolved to the same point as many others I'm starting to meet. Document-oriented collaboration can only take you so far ...

If you'd like to put him in touch with me, feel free!

Thanks again


Hi Chuck,

I've been reading and enjoying your insights on this and your other blog. Social media is (unsurprisingly) one of the big discussions we're having with members at the Intranet Benchmarking Forum (ibforum.com) at the moment. I wanted to get in touch with you to see if you would be interested in (remotely) joining one of these discussions? If so, you can drop me a line at elizabeth@ibforum.com

Warm regards,

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Chuck Hollis

  • Chuck Hollis
    SVP, Oracle Converged Infrastructure Systems

    Chuck now works for Oracle, and is now deeply embroiled in IT infrastructure.

    Previously, he was with VMware for 2 years, and EMC for 18 years before that, most of them great.

    He enjoys speaking to customer and industry audiences about a variety of technology topics, and -- of course -- enjoys blogging.

    Chuck lives in Vero Beach, FL with his wife and four dogs when he's not traveling. In his spare time, Chuck is working on his second career as an aging rock musician.

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