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.
Enterprise 2.0 Technologies
The Wall Street Journal Discovers Enterprise Wikis (ebizQ)
Wiki tools like MindTouch, Confluence and others has gained some
credibility with big companies as easy-to-use collaboration tools,
thanks to the adoption and endorsement by companies like SAP and Intel.
This podcast interview with MindTouch CEO Ken Liu discusses
what’s next for Wikis, effective Wiki management and how to
further encourage horizontal communication.
Rewards from Wikis and Blogs (ebizQ)
Wikis, blogs and other Web 2.0 stuff may sound snazzy, but at the end
of the day, it comes down to one, crucial question: How can Web 2.0
help my business become more successful? This paper by AMR Research
analyst Jim Murphy provides concrete examples of why Web 2.0 is the
2.0 Meets Enterprise 2.0 (IT management)
Some experts argue that the basic Enterprise 2.0 concept is redundant,
but not everyone agrees. This interview with Gartner analyst Tom Austin
makes the case that there are several important new principles in play
that may have a profound impact on how businesses use Internet in the
Oriented Architecture (Wikipedia)
SOA shares many characteristics with Web 2.0, putting the emphasis on
services and modular functions that can be used and reused. Advanced
applications can be created by stringing together existing components,
similar to rearranging Lego bits, setting the stage for enterprise
mashups and the like.
2.0 vs. SOA (Harvard Business School)
The main difference between Enterprise 2.0 and SOA is that Enterprise
2.0 packs tons of evidence that it actually works, while SOA is still
upheld more by claims than anything substantial. But that’s
not necessarily a big deal, says Harvard professor Andrew McAfee,
arguing that it is merely two sides of the same coin.
in Plain English (Common Craft)
Explaining the value of the Wiki concept to non-tech savvy people in
the organization can be a challenge. This 4-minute video demonstrates
exactly how the collaboration process works and why it is more
The word “social networking site” often brings
youth-oriented sites like FaceBook, Twitter or MySpace to mind.
LinkedIn is a distinctly different kind of site, aiming to support
professional networking between trusted contacts. Get the pros and cons
of LinkedIn here; other networking sites of this kind include Ryze, XING,