A lot of people are talking about Enterprise 2.0 as being the business application of Web 2.0 technology. However, there's still some debate on exactly what this technology entails, how it applies to today's business models, and which components bring true value. Some use the term Enterprise 2.0 exclusively to describe the use of social networking technologies in the enterprise, while others use it to describe a web economy platform, or the technological framework behind such a platform. Still others say that Enterprise 2.0 is all of these things.
Truth is, there’s something to all of it, but obviously not everything is probably of relevance to you or your company. This guide will help you research key aspects of Enterprise 2.0, such as social networking in an enterprise setting, security concerns, governance, and the true value of Web 2.0 frameworks like Ruby on Rails.
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Origins of the term
What is Enterprise 2.0?
Enterprise 2.0 is not just technology. In fact, according to one French blogger, it is everything but technology. Collaboration and sharing are the big things that make Enterprise 2.0, as blogs and wikis are a total waste of time unless people are using them. In this article, Fred Cavazza fleshes out the potential role that different enterprise 2.0 technologies can play in the corporate setting, from wikis to microblogging.
What is Web 2.0 (O’Reilly)
Industry guru Tim O’Reilly is generally credited for putting
the Web 2.0 concept firmly on the map through his 2004 Web 2.0
conference. This article outlines the main findings of that conference
and the refinement and clarification that took place in the year
afterwards. If you’re not sure of the basic concept, the list
of comparisons between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 on the front page will help.