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Since 1990, Burton Group has provided research and advisory services helping Global 2000 organizations make smart enterprise architecture decisions. Burton Group provides a suite of context-oriented analysis and a proprietary IT Reference Architecture covering security, identity management, application platforms, service-oriented architecture, network and telecom, collaboration, content management, and the data center. Uniquely focused on the need of IT buyers rather than technology providers, 85% of Burton Group’s revenue comes from end-user organizations.


Collaboration and Content Strategies (CCS) focuses on the complex set of decisions facing IT strategists in order to ensure that collaboration and content solutions gain broad user adoption, are extensible by developers, and leverage common infrastructure services while enabling applications that satisfy business needs. This requires a pragmatic approach that balances vendor and product maturity against emerging technologies that present both opportunity and risk. CCS key coverage areas include: Communication Collaboration Content Management