The Open Enterprise 2009 study, which I am conducting with Stowe Boyd, will be a snapshot of the state of Enterprise 2.0 adoption mid 2009.
A major component of this research, which we will be presenting at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston USA on June 23, will be how modern collaborative technologies are actually working in business.
We're selecting one business case history to be presented at the Boston Conference by the principals and I encourage you to send in your project details. Even if you aren't selected to present, your experiences will add to the valuable body of research which is intended to be of great use to those wanting help validating uptake now and in the future.
Your Experiences Can Help Others Succeed
You may have read in my previous posts that my approach is very much around identifying tools and technologies which fit the people and processes they are intended to serve.
As someone who has spent time in the management trenches within a large international company listening to needs and encouraging people to coalesce around a collaborative environment, I probably know more than most about the politics, friction and blocking that comes with some of the various territories you are trying to unify.
That's why it is important to recognize the hard work put in to build successful enterprise 2.0 environments and discuss the challenges that had - and/or still have - to be overcome.
If you're living and breathing the challenges of building out a collaborative environment we'd love to hear your case history. Mindful of the pressures that come from some quarters, we are very aware and cautious around political sensitivity and won't make anything public that may cause internal issues.
Add Your Insights to the Mix
Stowe and I have conducted many interviews with vendors, thought leaders, authors and business users over the last few months, some available as video and some anonymously in the case of projects that didn't end well.
I encourage you to enter your environment to appear at the conference but if you feel this is politically impossible or you have time constraints we'd also greatly appreciate the opportunity to discuss your experiences, either on or off the record as you prefer.
We have a cut off date of 22 May 2009 for formal entries on this entry form - feel free to additionally use Twitter: @olivermarks or @stoweboyd, to communicate any insights, questions or concerns.