Cheryl   McKinnon

Cheryl McKinnon

Principal Analyst Serving Enterprise Architecture Professionals

Cheryl McKinnon is a principal analyst serving enterprise architecture professionals; she helps them support their firm's need for content and collaboration technology capabilities in the age of the customer. Cheryl delivers research and advisory services in areas including enterprise content management (ECM), content archiving, enterprise file sync and share, document-centric collaboration, life-cycle management, information governance, and file analytics.

Previous Work Experience

Before joining Forrester, Cheryl ran an independent consulting firm, serving both private- and public-sector clients. Cheryl has served as vice president of marketing for industry association AIIM, was chief marketing officer of Nuxeo, and held senior management roles with OpenText and Hummingbird.

Cheryl frequently presents at events such as conferences, seminars, and webinars. She is a longtime member of AIIM and ARMA, and has served on their association conference and standards committees. Cheryl has been a guest contributor to a variety of industry publications and has been quoted in TechCrunch, TechTarget, Bloomberg, Reuters, KMWorld, and CMSWire, among others.

Education

Cheryl has a bachelor's degree from the University of Winnipeg, an MA in history from Carleton University, and has completed coursework toward a Ph.D. in history at the University of Ottawa, though she remains (regrettably) "ABD."

Cheryl McKinnon

Principal Analyst Serving Enterprise Architecture Professionals

Cheryl McKinnon is a principal analyst serving enterprise architecture professionals; she helps them support their firm's need for content and collaboration technology capabilities in the age of the customer. Cheryl delivers research and advisory services in areas including enterprise content management (ECM), content archiving, enterprise file sync and share, document-centric collaboration, life-cycle management, information governance, and file analytics.

Previous Work Experience

Before joining Forrester, Cheryl ran an independent consulting firm, serving both private- and public-sector clients. Cheryl has served as vice president of marketing for industry association AIIM, was chief marketing officer of Nuxeo, and held senior management roles with OpenText and Hummingbird.

Cheryl frequently presents at events such as conferences, seminars, and webinars. She is a longtime member of AIIM and ARMA, and has served on their association conference and standards committees. Cheryl has been a guest contributor to a variety of industry publications and has been quoted in TechCrunch, TechTarget, Bloomberg, Reuters, KMWorld, and CMSWire, among others.

Education

Cheryl has a bachelor's degree from the University of Winnipeg, an MA in history from Carleton University, and has completed coursework toward a Ph.D. in history at the University of Ottawa, though she remains (regrettably) "ABD."

Cheryl McKinnon's Research

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: The Five Key Trends For 2018 That Shape How We Manage Enterprise Content

    Landscape: The Enterprise Content Management Playbook

    July 23, 2018Cheryl McKinnon

    Five key trends are shaping the enterprise content management (ECM) space. New business objectives, new market imperatives, and new cloud-based platforms compel technology and business decision makers to take a fresh look at their strategy and underlying platforms. This report will help enterprise architecture (EA) professionals make informed decisions about their content management agenda. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy. We are now updating it to reflect new market trends across the landscape.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: The Canadian Tech Market Outlook For 2018 To 2019

    5% Growth In 2018 Will Slow To Under 4% In 2019

    June 26, 2018 Andrew Bartels, Cheryl McKinnon, Nate Meneer

    The Canadian tech market will continue to post solid growth, but several factors may slow growth in 2019. Uncertainty around the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) combined with concerns about Canadian household debt and real estate market threaten to undermine business investment. Meanwhile, new public cloud offerings in Canada are presenting CIOs with a fresh set of opportunities to modernize their IT infrastructure and direct more cash flow to business technology (BT) projects. Understand how Forrester expects Canadian CIOs to balance these opportunities and uncertainties.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: File Analytics Providers, Q2 2018

    The 11 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    June 13, 2018Cheryl McKinnon

    In our 31-criteria evaluation of file analytics providers, we identified the 11 most significant ones — Active Navigation, Adlib, Concept Searching, Egnyte, IBM, Micro Focus, Nuix, OpenText, TITUS, Varonis, and Veritas Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps enterprise architecture (EA) professionals make the right choice.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: EU- And UK-Based Enterprise Content Management, Q2 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 20 EU- And UK-Based Enterprise Content Management Providers

    June 1, 2018Cheryl McKinnon

    You can use enterprise content management (ECM) to advance employees' engagement and knowledge sharing, improve customers' digital experience, and meet compliance obligations. But to access these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse set of vendors — vendors that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. Enterprise architect (EA) professionals should use Forrester's Now Tech report to understand the value they can expect from an ECM provider and select vendors based on size and functionality.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Analytics, Cloud, And Intelligent Content Services: Stay Ahead Of The Curve

    Benchmarks: The Enterprise Content Management Playbook

    April 16, 2018Cheryl McKinnon

    Benchmarks provide enterprise architects and their content management program peers with data to inform their road maps. Content is essential to successful digital business. Use this report to gauge how others invest in enterprise content management (ECM) for better employee engagement, automation, and customer experience.This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

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