In 2001, Tony Byrne founded Real Story Group (formerly CMS Watch), setting out to create a new kind of research and advisory firm, one that worked only for enterprise technology customers who wanted the real story about Digital Workplace and Marketing Technologies. Over the years, Real Story Group’s research became known for its technical depth, toughness, and absolute neutrality.
Today, Real Story Group evaluates Web Content Management, Digital & Media Asset Management, ECM & Cloud File Sharing, Enterprise Collaboration & Social Software, Enterprise Mobile Technology, Portals and Content Integration, SharePoint, and Marketing Automation & Social Technologies.
To retain its independence as an impartial analyst firm, Real Story Group works solely for solutions buyers and never for vendors.
Tony is the original author of The Real Story Group’s Web Content Management research, a former journalist, and a 20-year technology industry veteran. Prior to 2001, he managed an engineering team at a systems integration firm. He now focuses his own research on Enterprise Community and Collaboration software, SharePoint, and Web Content Management. Tony is co-author of The Right Way to Select Technology: Get the Real Story on Finding the Best Fit.