We're leaving the era of standalone social networks and moving to a far more interconnected world. The digital enterprise approach combines vestigial point solutions and legacy applications into cohesive next generation systems of engagement.
Real world collaboration strategies and tactics for enterprises.
Oliver Marks leads the Global Digital Enterprise Team at HP, having previously provided seasoned independent consulting guidance to companies on effective planning of business strategy, tactics, technology decisions, roll out and enduring use models that make best use of modern collaborative and social networking tools to achieve their business goals. These are Oliver's views and not those of his employer HP.
In my experience, strategic planning for transformation is critical to lower costs while increasing innovation and agility.
Einstein's Theory of Relativity, Newton's Laws of Motion and other fundamental assumptions may be revised through colossal data analysis exploration flowing from the 'Square Kilometre Array' Radio Telescope
Stopping smart self promoters from dominating collaborative processes is far more important than most realize; over-communicators can wreck workflows and digital commons, causing them to fail.
We need a clear out of dotcom era style hype and froth in order to better focus on building next generation digital enterprises...
Differentiating effective Digital Enterprise workflows from the sea of casual solo social digital grazing continues to be a challenge — but perseverance is well worth it to make work lives simpler
Theoretical knowledge still largely dominates strategic thinking about the social web over practical experience, which has resulted in succession and long term planning issues as business use matures
Talking SMAAC and actually achieving business goals are two very different things as digital business needs mature
Fast removal of old technology to enable new ways of working is essential but often under appreciated: HP are masters at orchestrating disposal governance compliance, financing and contractual reorganization
A down to earth voice from a previous era sounds a warning about overconfident posturing around how to do things by those who rarely have, and lack of respect for those who actually get business done