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November 24, 2006


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 Dirk Karl Maßat

A very interesting site, I think. The Idea of Technometry was new for me but worth to be read and thought abot it (although I'm not a native english-speaker and have some difficulties whith this language)

Susan Scrupski

Hey Mike. Great post! When you consider the term "Enterprise 2.0" was really launched onto the tech scene in August of this year (Andrew McAfee), the rising visibility of the category in 4 months is worth noting. The excellent points you've raised here including your recognition of social underpinnings of the movement and the need for security, identity, records management, integration, interoperability, etc., demand a lot more study and user adoption before we can really tell how e2.0 solutions will impact the industry overall. Some say it's a revolution; some say it's merely another technology evolution... what we know for sure is the numbers of vendors starting up in this sector grows exponentially every month. These vendors are looking for homes in the enterprise. They may go through the front door of IT, or they may sneak in through the user-department underground. Either way, it's more like rational exuberance once we reach a healthy absorption rate. Time will tell-- cliched, but so true in this case.

Susan Scrupski

Whoops. I stand self-corrected. McAfee first started using the term, "Enterprise 2.0" in the spring of this year. It was validated in the tech sector in August as an official entry in Wikipedia.


Great post. I agree that the emphasis on technology may be too strong. Everyone wants to throw a wiki at the problem, without really considering the details first.

I've heard, seen, and believe that there are strong cases for businesses to blog, and I've seen great resources for people evaluating this option. They can easily learn about the benefits, and the situations in which blogging makes sense (one example is the book Blogging for Business)

Wikis, on the other hand, seem to have much less documentation on their practical applciations. I've seen many companies put them up, only for the wiki to lay dormant with only a few people adding content. The lack of structure has also made finding that content rather diffcult for non-technical users.

There needs to be some structure around that, and companies (especially ones with employees of varying levels of technical sophistication) need to train people on how to use them effectively.

If anyone has any case studies, or articles on best-practices for wikis I'd love to see them.


There are so many useful and interesting informations on this site! Thanks and greetings from Thuringia in Germany!


Nice article. Greetings!

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