Monday, December 03, 2007

Enterprise 2.0 with Web 2.0 for organisations

Greetings from the conference "Enterprise 2.0: Collaborative Web 2.0 into your organisation", in Sydney 3 and 4 December. I am on after lunch with "Enterprise 2.0 Providing Solutions to Wider Business Needs". This is about applying web social stuff to business. My take is to say this will be part of the replacement of the desktop PC in 2008 with low power thin client Linux computers.

The Wikipedia prefers the term "Enterprise social software" to Enterprise 2.0:
Enterprise social software is a term describing social software used in "enterprise" (business) contexts. It includes social and networked modifications to company intranets and other classic software platforms used by large companies to organize their communication. In contrast to traditional enterprise software, which imposes structure prior to use, this generation of software tends to encourage use prior to providing structure. ...

The term 'enterprise social software' is a general term for describing this class of tools. As of 2007, Enterprise 2.0 is a catchier term sometimes used to describe social and networked changes to enterprise, which often includes social software (but is not limited to it, nor to either social collaboration or software); and Enterprise Web 2.0 sometimes describes the introduction and implementation of Web 2.0 technologies within the enterprise including those rich internet applications, providing software as a service, and using the web as a general platform.

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