0 - Are we there yet?
Andrew McAfee writes Nov 20, 2014: "Facebook’s recent announcement that it’s readying a version of its social software for workplaces got me thinking about Enterprise 2.
Why did it take so long? I can think of a few reasons.
Whatever the causes, I’m happy to see evidence that appropriate digital technologies are finally appearing to help with the less structured, less formal work of the enterprise.
What do you think? Is Enterprise 2.
Andrew – As we’ve discussed in the past, I don’t believe there’s a specific ‘Are we there yet?’ for Enterprise 2.
The lessons I learned from your excellent book and research are still relevant today.
The effect of new technology on an enterprise is too often like picking up and shaking a sleepy beehive.
We’ve come a long way towards the vision that software and devices used inside a company will become more like software, Web services and mobile devices people use at home.
As Peter Drucker taught, organizations need to adapt and innovate to make use of these capabilities, which opens the door to new technology, capabilities, and markets for enterprise software and services at every layer of the stack.
I’m not surprised that this takes time - and like Bill Buxton’s analysis in his Long Nose of Innovation article from 2008.
I’ll also keep my faith in Peter Drucker and Doug Engelbart as the twin patron Saints of Enterprise 2.
Enterprise 2.0: New Collaborative Tools for Your Organization's Toughest Challenges Andrew McAfee, Harvard Business Review Press, Nov 2009
The Long Nose of Innovation Bill Buxton, Bloomberg Business Week, Jan 8, 2008