The Future As Seen By Me In 2010

Well looky here, things one has scanned in eh. (ignore the photo, that's some guy that made some accounting software, not sure what became of him ;) MIKE RIVERSDALE is fuming. The expensive headphones he bought in Sydney three weeks ago have just died. His first reaction is not to randomly spill expletives into his coffee, but to use his iPhone to vent his frustration to his Twitter con- tacts, under the moniker Miramar Mike. "I will also put, 'What should I do?' It's a conversation. I'm reaching out to the people following me." The council predicts hand-held digital devices such as smartphones will rule the world in 2040. They already rule the life of Mr Riversdale, whose company WaveAdept helps businesses adapt - their computing sys- tems to allow staff to work from anywhere - and with anyone. In order of fre- equency, he uses his iPhone to tweet (1136 followers; 8363 tweets since joining), e-mail, make phone calls and use online services, such as checki

Enterprise 2.0 - defined

It's all well and good calling this blog "Enterprise 2.0 New Zealand style" but the blinking flip is "Enterprise 2.0" in any style?!?

Whilst I agree with elements of current definitions out there my definition is:
Enterprise 2.0 is the application of the Web 2.0 technology and mindset within an organisation.

To reiterate what I see as the "Web 2.0 spirit":
  • Individual production and User Generated Content
  • Harnessing the power of the crowd
  • Data on an epic scale
  • Architecture of Participation
  • Network effects, power laws and the Long Tail
  • Open-ness
These is an adopted list from a document titled What is Web 2.0? Ideas, technologies and implications for education (pdf, February 2007) by Paul Anderson - see more at my Enterprise 2.0 starter pack

In my definition I am keen to ensure that "applying Web 2.0 to business" is not just about software and what software can achieve (which is considerable if done correctly and appropriately) . To my mind it is, more importantly, how the business is viewed. An approach to "open-ness" may mean tearing down physical walls, instituting a means of group collaboration or just having the senior management communicate directly to the masses on a regular basis - all of which can be achieved without having to turn to a computer.

Some other definitions include:
  • Enterprise 2.0; is the use of freeform social software within companies - Andrew McAfee
  • TakingAIIM: Enterprise 2.0 is ...
    • Technology that enables people to collaborate and/or form online communities
    • The application of Web 2.0 to the enterprise
    • The next generation of enterprise content management (ECM)
  • Enterprise 2.0 is the synergy of a new set of technologies, development models and delivery methods that are used to develop business software and deliver it to users. - SandHills

[Updated] A more succinct definition


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