There's plenty of great online and mobile technology available across a wide range of price points for small & medium businesses right up to global enterprises, but none of them will be of much use without successfully motivating your prospective participants to start interacting through these channels
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.
Designing quality business strategy that realizes the power of modern technologies requires alignment with traditional business values; the siren song of projected futurism can look embarrassingly naive in hindsight
Collective business collaboration is very different to our individual digital interaction choices: how do we leverage past generations of training technologies to align with new opportunities to define and formalize the best ways to work together, and which CxO group should be responsible for this, or should this be a cross enterprise initiative?
We're in for more cloud/SaaS merger and acquisitions this year. Will continued innovation triumph over old guard purchase integrations? And do the customers and prospects care as much as the financial markets think they do?
Alfresco create cloud and mobile offerings to augment their core standards based enterprise content management competencies
Your on the job contributions in collaborative environments are much more protected than elsewhere digitally, but getting credit for ideas is critical to continued use pattterns
In this era of multiple channels of communication, collecting your personal thoughts and ideas in one place is increasingly useful
Investing in long lasting, good quality ergonomic work furniture costs about the same as a new computer, but isn't as seductive as a new Apple laptop despite many great design attributes. (...I bought an expensive new office chair and am justifying it to myself!)
The W3C are getting more involved with defining standards around 'social business' - this is a very good thing IMO
A startlingly unhelpful TV commercial manages to both undermine Blackberry's enterprise credibility while apparently encouraging personal activities on company time