Enterprise 2.0

27 09 2010

I think that small businesses are most likely going to adopt the implementation of Enterprise 2.0 when compared to large businesses. One of the reasons for that in my opinion is because it requires people collaborations in order for E2 to be efficient within businesses. As we understand that if only one person participate to it, it is not going to be very valuable. For example — “telephone, if only one person has and uses telephone, what is good about that?”

What i am really trying to say is that, it is always easier to start with a small number rather than a huge number, right? I have found that not many people these days fully understands how E2 works (like myself, only just started to get an idea of what it is), I think it will take an amount of time for everyone within a company to obtain the knowledge and use it efficiently for their job.

After all, you might want to ask yourself a question, “Does our company needs it?” Dion Hinchcliffe has an excellent blog post on Enterprise 2.0 — Enterprise 2.0 and improved business performance You might be surprise with what you can get from his blog post.

What Is Enterprise 2.0?

So like i have said before, not that many people understands what it really is, and because we get to choose whatever topic we would like to discuss about this week, i have decided to conclude my findings/understandings these 10 weeks to you all. (Also with some extra information.)

“Enterprise 2.0 is the term for the technologies and business practices that liberate the workforce from the constraints of legacy communication and productivity tools like email.”

Enterprise 2.0
Retrieved from UBM TechWeb
The figure above is similar to a table i saw in week 1 for INB346, this has helped me gain a bit more understandings of what Enterprise 2.0 is about and how it is different to Enterprise 1.0.
Throughout these 10 weeks or so, i have looked at a few things:

What i have just done above is also something i find very useful and good about blogging, it allows you to link to other pages that are relevant to what we are blogging about, such as providing examples to readers.


This week i have tried my first time using “Trachbacks”  and commented on a professional blog, Although it may not be a good comment but at least i have given it a go and tried new things for my last week’s activity. 🙂 Please free feel to leave a comment for me so if i have done anything wrong, i can make changes before i submit my portfolio 😛 cheers




8 responses

27 09 2010
Luke Delphin

I must admit I was sceptical of the diagram you posted, as it seemed pretty bias against 1.0. But then I did a little research and found the table repeated here:
Unfortunately, I comment on the validity of the resource as I don’t know any systems which utilize Enterprise 1.0. Could you give an example?

27 09 2010

The diagram above mainly is to list the good things about implementing E2 into enterprises. What i mean was, there are still companies out there where they might have thought about “adopting” or have already “adopted” E2 but not actually “accepting” it. (if you get what i mean) It takes time for both the employers and employees to not only understand the necessary of E2 but also to accept it into their work environment.

I do not actually have any good examples to show you but in my point of view, i think there are still some companies out there are in the middle of Enterprise 1.0 and Enterprise 2.0. (started to adopt it but not yet fully done so.)

Hope i didnt mis-understand your comment. 😛

Thanks for commenting!

27 09 2010
Anthony Smith

I think what you say is true to an extent, but I’d actually argue that it’s larger businesses that will adopt E2 more than small businesses, despite it being harder for them to do so.

Smaller and larger businesses stuck in the ‘Enterprise 1.0’ rut are going to need to change eventually. However, smaller enterprises (I’m talking less than 100), may be fine simply working through email and having regular meetings. I believe when a small business is concerned, it’s necessary to let it decide for itself whether making a leap into Enterprise 2.0 is necessary.

However, when you scale the business we look at up to a business with thousands of employees, that’s when you have significant problems. Big businesses tend to have a large need for Enterprise 2.0 technologies because it opens up all of those closed channels of information and helps everyone help each other.

In this post: http://anthonyvysesmith.wordpress.com/2010/09/25/sharepoint-sharing-a-point-in-blogging/ I talk about an agricultural company called Monsanto that decided to implement SharePoint, after not having an effective Enterprise 2.0 solution in order to support its business processes. However, it’s an International company.

Thanks for posting the diagram, it’s interesting to re-analyse the shift being made from companies and see those benefits listed against older ways of thinking.

27 09 2010

Hi Anthony,

Thank you for sharing your point of view with me. I have to admit i didnt thought about some of the things your mentioned when i was writing up my blog. Therefore, i would just like to let you know how thankful i am for your to have brought up how you think big businesses tend to have a larger need for E2.0 technology than small businesses.

I am about to go visit your blog and look forward to discover more information from you.

Thank you.

27 09 2010
Anthony Smith

Not a problem.

If you’re going to look at some of my blog posts, I’d recommend this one:

Since I think it has a lot of relevance to what you might be trying to highlight here. Namely, how to get Enterprise 2.0 to work!

28 09 2010
Simply Enterprise 2.0 (and 1.0 too!) « Untitled 2.0

[…] was perusing a blog I read from time to time when I stumbled upon the article titled – ‘Enterprise 2.0‘. A point of interest for me was this particular table summing up the key points of […]

29 09 2010

Hey Crystal
I really enjoyed your blog post and the point of view that if only one person participate to it, it is not going to be very valuable. For example — “telephone, if only one person has and uses telephone, what is good about that?”
But what I am left wondering is, what’s going to happen to businesses that don’t get on the Enterprise 2.0 bandwagon? Will they become irrelevant in the corporate world? Is Entperprise 2.0 going to be the sole way of doing business? What do you think?

29 09 2010

Hey brooke,
thanks for your comment, i am surprise i actually have a point of view to your question, may not be right/good but this is what i think:

So you have asked: “what’s going to happen to businesses that don’t get on the Enterprise 2.0 bandwagon?” “Will they become irrelevant in the corporate world?”

Well, from what i heard and found, i do not think that although not “all” businesses are participating to Enterprise 2.0, but hey, they are still there aren’t they? What my point is, people needs to understand the benefits and risks for implementing, but at the end, it really up to them to decide to adopt it or not.

lets take the telephone example again, i am introducing the telephone to you, it is new and you don’t think you want/need it because no one you know is using it. After 1 year or so, telephone started to become popular, some of your friends started using it and then you might think, hey, should i be part of this trend too or i want to stay different and be on my own? You would then look at the benefits and risks for being part of. Eventually, most people would have accepted it (like nowadays) and you “will” become part of it in some ways. Please correct me if i am wrong.

Let me know if that has answer your question. 🙂

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