Tony Byrne

Tony Byrne oversees all of The Real Story Group's technology streams.

In 2001, Tony founded CMS Watch as a vendor-independent analyst firm that evaluates content technologies and publishes research comparing different solutions head-to-head. Over time, CMS Watch evolved into a multi-channel research and advisory organization, spinning off similar product evaluation research in various areas of Enterprise Content Management. As a result of this natural evolution, in 2010, CMS Watch became The Real Story Group.

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.

During the last decade, Tony has advised clients such as the US Dept. of the Treasury, the American Association of Retired Persons, MBC Television of Dubai, The Canadian Cancer Society, and The Seattle Children's Hospital.

Jarrod Gingras

Jarrod Gingras is an Analyst covering technology across the enterprise information landscape including web content management and enterprise content management.

Jarrod is a more than 10 year veteran of the content technology industry, starting his career as a web developer and information architect. Prior to joining The Real Story Group in 2007, Jarrod worked as an information architect and user interface designer at a systems integration firm, where he developed user-focused content management strategies and solutions for clients in the financial services, retail, healthcare, insurance, and manufacturing industries.

Since joining The Real Story Group, Jarrod has contributed to research across the enterprise information landscape, with a special focus on the end-user experience for the technologies we evaluate. He has also advised clients such as the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Nokia, and MIT-Sloan Business School on their enterprise information challenges.

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Tony Byrne
President
The Real Story Group
Jarrod Gingras
Director, Advisory Services
The Real Story Group