Thursday, May 17, 2007

more on Enterprise 2.0 and WPI 2007 Commencement Speakers

More on Enterprise 2.0

Meet Charlie, Mr. Enterprise 2.0, - Slideshare Intro to Enterprise 2.0 which Tom Mandel posted on his blog. Oops! You can see in the screenshot below, Tom didn't tag his blog post.

- although slide 16 indicates that tagging is key to Enterprise 2.0.

I hope that's not an example of big hat, no cattle... (just teasing Tom.) From Tom's other posts, you can see this is an isolated oversight.

I also found Corante blogs, which examine critical themes and memes in technology, business, law, science, and culture. ( I admit, I had to look up memes in the dictionary ) -

An idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture

I came across Corante because they produce the FastForward blog on Enterprise 2.0 for Fast Enterprise Search. I'm convinced that Enterprise 2.0 is here to stay despite what the editors of Wikipedia may do.

I enjoyed the Speakers Saturday at WPI's 139th Commencement, where my oldest son, Mike, took his BS in Computer Science, He will be starting a full time job after a short vacation. Dad and mom are very proud!

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist and Frederick P. Rose Director Hayden Planetarium and a Research Associate at American Museum of Natural History and host for NOVA, Science Now. Neil deGrasse Tyson received an honorary Ph.d. from WPI and gave a brief, and amusing, but unscheduled address that was one of the highlights of the ceremony. He couldn't resist the opportunity to address such a large audience of technologists and assured the graduates he remains a card carrying Nerd with Pi to 11,000 decimal places, the text of Newton' s Principia, and the screenplay to the original Matrix on his PDA (the original, not the other two). He did include a serious message for graduates telling them that technological innovation is the greatest driver of Economic development. He also put a new twist on the verse from the Beatitudes, Mathew 5, 5, "The meek shall inherit the earth", suggesting instead that the Geeks shall inherit the Earth!

The primary speaker was Barbara Dunsire, president and CEO of Millennium Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge, MA, who emphasized three messages, in a world of change, let integrity be your compass, expand your horizons to find growth opportunities, and be true to yourself. More on that in a another post. She has clearly had to make some difficult decisions. I have most of the commencement on video and will work on getting it posted as time permits.

I'm here to serve,

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

"Enterprise 2.0" equals "Next Generation IT" but does not equal "Web 2.0" (or does it?)

Enterprise 2.0 = Next Generation IT by ZDNet's Dan Farber -- After Wikipedia deleted the "Enterprise 2.0" entry, the Enterprise Irregulars swarmed, responding to the critique of the term by a Wikipedian editor as a "neologism of dubious utility" and taking a crack at defining it.

Accprdomg to Dan, battle lines are being drawn over the term Enterprise 2.0 after the term was deleted by editors of Wikipedia (I found Enterprise 2.0 in Wikipedia redirected under Enterprise Social Software).

In his recent presentation at IDC Directions in Boston, Don Tapscott talked about a similar experience when the term Wikinomics was added, then deleted and subsequently re-added to Wikipedia. Wikinomics is currently #13 on the Business Week best-seller list based on February 2007 sales.

At a recent Boston-SPIN meeting Ed Yourdon gave an hour-long overview of Web 2.0 and keeps updating his Web 2.0 mindmap which has grown to about 25 Mb describing Web 2.0 themes, history, technology, vendors, business & cultural issues, references and conclusions.

There are some common themes with Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0.

Collaborative user generated content
Two way data flow in and out of the enterprise
-- prosumer = producer/consumer
Self Service
Low Barriers to entry
User Driven

Is Enterprise 2.0 a subset of Web 2.0 for business? Interesting topic.

I'm here to serve,