Christopher Lynch interviewed me in CIO Magazine. Here is one of three Q&As:
CIO: How does the period we're in affect the Enterprise 2.0 market and vendors like yourself?
Mayfield: With everything that's happening with the election and the economy, the one constant is change right now. For our customers, they need to learn how to sense change and what's happening in the market, as well as the opportunities and the risks that they need to respond to. They need to make sense of the change by collaborating internally around what they learn. And that's where we come in. Before the recession hit, enterprises were looking at collaboration as a strategic imperative. It was at the top of their lists for initiatives. I don't think that's going to change. You don't get people to be productive by grabbing someone, shaking them and saying "work harder." You get better productivity by aligning your groups, by having people work together better. So the current environment brings focus, both to vendors like us but to customers as well and where they're going to spend their energies.