One-Line Bio

Senior Technology Marketing Manager for Enterprise Social Software at Cisco; opinions expressed here are my own and not necessarily those of my employer.


My name is Mike Gotta and I've been in the computer industry since 1980. I've been an industry analyst since 1996, first with META Group and since July 2005, with Burton Group as a Principal Analyst January-July 2010. Since August 2010 I have been employed by Cisco. In all cases, the opinions expressed in this blog are my own views and not those of my employer (currently, Cisco).

Over the years I've covered a wide range of topics but collaboration has always been my most passionate area of interest.

Specifically I try to keep up on:
- Organizational, social and human capital management dynamics related to communication, information sharing and collaboration issues.
- Improving business performance and organizational productivity through communication and collaboration strategies.
- Knowledge management trends, including community-building methods and practices
- Various technologies including blogs, tagging, social bookmarks, social networking, XML syndication (RSS, Atom, OPML), microformats, presence, instant messaging and web conferencing.

To contact me: Click on the LinkedIn icon on the right side of the blog page.

On the home front, I'm married and have three daughters and a family dog. When not researching and pondering about the societal and organizational aspects of technology, I follow different sports: college basketball (UConn Huskies, women and men programs), football (Green Bay Packers) and baseball (Boston Red Sox). I also ski from time to time. Cape Cod is our favorite vacation place. I also coached ponytail softball for 11 years.