Enterprise 2.0 and Collaboration

Collaboration has quickly become a mandate to remaining competitive. Collaboration is not new to business, but the Web, and more recently Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 tools and technologies have brought a new level of capabilities that have changed the collaborative abilities and scale of distributed collaboration for the enterprise.

Whether it’s because the “World is Flat” or you want to tap the “Wisdom of Crowds,” collaboration needs to be a part of your business strategy… But, it doesn’t just HAPPEN.

Social networking on the web happened organically. Web 2.0 technologies and approaches to collaboration morphed effortlessly into Enterprise 2.0 counterparts. But to drive effective approaches to collaboration, using these tools and a host of “legacy” technologies within or across your enterprise, takes a strategy. That begins with a definition of the types of approaches to collaboration, your definition of community and the specific goals or objectives desired as outcomes from collaboration.

This business strategy needs to be supported through a technology framework that properly leverages everything from automated work scheduling and groupware to mashups, blogs, wikis and social networking to facilitate and improve collaboration and drive innovation across your enterprise.

Fresh Enterprise 2.0 findings from 2009

Organizations leverage collaborative platforms to:

  • Crowdsource consumers
  • Drive faster decision-making
  • Minimize mis-communication and increase effective communication
  • Support effective outsourcing
  • Harness the power of social media
  • Shorten project timelines
  • Decrease travel costs
  • Fuel innovation
  • Leverage emerging technologies and business models

Our Enterprise 2.0 Research from 2008

How we can help

  • Confused by the variety of emerging collaboration technologies (such as wikis, blogs, Google Wave, communities, social business software, SharePoint)?
  • Need a strategy to configure, customize and integrate these technologies to provide and facilitate collaboration in YOUR business?
  • Wondering how to position collaboration within your organization to specifically drive innovation and impact your critical business drivers?
  • Do you need to migrate legacy approaches to collaboration into a new strategy?
  • Need to reconcile collaboration with corporate governance?

If You answer Yes to any of these questions – then Information Architected can provide the assistance you need.

Our services include:

More on:Analysis - through market alerts, case studies, podcasts, presentations and whitepapers
More on:Consulting - strategy development specifically designed to maximize the effectiveness of collaboration in your organization, including the strategic leveraging of Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 technologies
More on:ranging from half-day executive briefings to a multi-day training that includes Enterprise 2.0 and Web 2.0 technology assessment and review, legacy technology integration, collaboration models, strategy development and implementation guidelines

We develop customized strategies and implementation plans for collaboration within an enterprise and specifically provide needs assessments, change management planning, and construction of the information architecture and governance that properly support your collaboration goals and objectives.

Though no two implementations will be exactly the same, there are critical best practices to implementation that should be followed. Information Architected provides the guidance and methodologies necessary to ensure the success of your collaboration initiative.

If you are tired of the unapproachable, expensive, “ivory tower” consultants and analysts of the world, or the integrators who only promote the solution they resell, we are the antidote to provide realistic, affordable and relevant strategic solutions for your business needs.

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“I was in a couple of Dan's sessions at the Boston AIIM Expo. I was inspired with the social networking for business. Frankly, I have been ignoring it, but now plan on getting my LinkedIn updated and other social resources ready to transfer into the business! Dan is a wealth of information on the subject. His depth of knowledge shows in his presentations.”
by Mark Carlson, Director of IT Systems & Methods, Inc


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