Enterprise Twitter

Jay Cross finds Twitter and outlines why we need and Enterprise-ready Twitter.  

I agree with Jay's opinion as it aligns with my vision for how enterprise apps will emerge at the enterprise edge.

My vision for the future state of Enterprise Software is characterized by applications and features that are:

  • Hybrid/On-Demand /On-Premise
  • Social
  • Device Agnostic
  • End-User Centric
  • Flow-based
  • Visual – Voice – Analytics driven

Twitter's flow-based, social, device agnostic, end-user centric on-demand application is a great example.  Now it needs to be made "enterprise-friendly".

As Jay points out:

"Twitter founder Jack Dorsey says Twitter is for connecting people through real-time updates that spark conversation and expose trends. I sense that it may be bigger than that. Just as blogs give us all a free, personal printing press to the internet, Twitter provides an instant, real-time connection to the people you want to be connected to."

You can follow my tweets on http://www.twitter.com/brucemacv


Oliver Marks highlights work that SAP is doing to integrate Twitter like functionality behind the firewall through their ESME initiative:

There are interesting community driven enterprise developments around SAP’s ‘Netweaver’ SOA (’service-oriented application’) and integration platform, with a sophisticated Twitter – style tool created by a diverse group of international users taking shape.
Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send updates (otherwise known as tweets) which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length.
‘ESME’ (’Enterprise Social Messaging Experiment’) is essentially a behind the firewall version of Twitter, designed to run on top of Netweaver. In some ways ESME is more advanced than Twitter since it features user groups and tag clouds, enabling project based contextual messaging. The demo above outlines a use case scenario (and is also actually a pretty good general business use overview for those baffled by the concept of micro blogging). This is a YouTube video – if the above is too small to see screenshots, open in a new youtube window.

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