Organizations are finally waking up to the need to foster better integration and improved usability by connecting business applications together into a more collaborative and coherent digital workplace. Now a new twist is emerging.
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Far from maturing, the collaboration tool space is busier than ever evolving, branching out, and multiplying. But are organizations able to adopt so many different ways of working together?
Mainstream social networks continue to grow at a staggering pace in 2007 as they offer users compelling ways to manage and leverage their relationships with each other online. MySpace and Facebook continue to lead the pack as the two most popular social networking sites but for the first time, it also seems fairly clear that Facebook will soon overtake MySpace in overall usage, particularly as it offers a richer overall platform powered by a large and vibrant community of 3rd party application developers.
Although many companies today are struggling to apply social media to the way they operate, a successful new crop of 'collaborative economy' startups seems to show that traditional business will be fundamentally transformed instead.
One of the very first vendors of social collaboration tools, Atlassian, has doubled down on its vision for delivering on team-based collaboration by offering multi-modal tools that help team connect with each other and their knowledge.
Social business is starting to get serious attention as an industry, like social media recently has in the investment community. I take a close look at where the action has been when it comes to the places Enterprise 2.0 is most likely to thrive.
It's long been easy to connect applications together on the Web, particularly in social media. But we're only now finally starting to see real progress on moving these lessons into the enterprise. With the advent of a new customer service API that uses the lessons from the open API world, this may at long last happen, to the real benefit of end users and customers.
With Facebook preparing for its IPO this week, some major changes are coming for the company. These same changes create competitive opportunities and all new challenges for the company. Here's how going public will affect the social media industry.
As social media becomes more strategic to the way organizations operate, does this mean it's time to move the function to the C-suite? Does centralizing make sense, or should responsibility for it be spread across the business?
I’ve written here over the years about software mashups; simple combinations of pieces of the Web that are rearranged into new useful forms. I've even called the approach a key to the future of software development. While mashups in the enterprise have been reasonably successful up until now, there have been challenges in enabling the same level of wide use and benefits that are currently evident on the open Web.The new Open Mashup Alliance and EMML will create a unified model for mashup development. i explore the details and implications of how OMA and EMML work.