Charlie Wood cuts to the chase in his summary of the day 1 Enterprise 2.0 keynotes. Thanks Charlie!
Notes from Enterprise 2.0 Day One Morning Keynotes
- Says "messiness is good", but I think he’s mistaking complexity for messiness.
- Traditional software is "anti-social". Funny. Says remarkable progress has been made in spreading the idea of "Enterprise 2.0" and credits high school and college kids for doing so: "My son uses Facebook. How can we use systems like that in our business?" I don’t have any experience that validates that.
- Expertise is widely distributed and hard to locate. I totally agree. Your position in the org chart doesn’t tell me what you know.
- The users themselves should be generating the metadata, as a by-product of their normal work. Tagging, linking, etc.
- "I used to think that the opposite of an imposed structure was going to be chaos. But that’s just not true."
- "Cambrian explosion of tools and technologies"
- products that grab me have "Zen-like simplicity" "They do one or two things for me that I need done"
- gives his lowest grade to "communicating results": success stories, war stories, examples of how the vision is playing out in the real world
- want the industry to avoid the ROI trap. if ROI = 200%, why is the company doing anything other than buying and using software? instead, companies want ways to triangulate the quality of their investment in software
- proposes an e2.0 repository for e2.0 efforts, suggests some ground rules, vounteers to participate
- "the blogosphere is my single most valuable source of information"
Great presentation–content-rich, well-delivered, exactly on-time, perfectly targeted at the audience
Ambuj Goyal, IBM
- "Enterprise 2.0" is just "eBusiness 2.0"
- Share with suppliers (extranet), commerce with their customers (internet), share with employees (intranet)
Unfortunately, this presentation seems to be mostly a sales pitch for WebSphere Portal, WebSphere Commerce