Optaros this morning published a white paper I co-wrote with colleagues Bruno Von Rotz, Jeff Potts, and Dave Gynn: Assemble Enterprise 2.0 from Open Source. (It is freely available from the site, but registration is required).
Enterprise 2.0 promises a new approach to creating, managing, and consuming knowledge within the enterprise, allowing patterns and value to emerge out of relatively freeform, experimental, unrestricted exchanges. Unlike knowledge management systems of the nineties, which locked users into strict taxonomies, enforced rigid workflows, and reflected hierarchical management relationships, emerging social computing systems rely on lightweight, adaptable frameworks designed to facilitate knowledge creation across traditional boundaries, enable rapid change, and foster contributions from throughout the management hierarchy.
This new knowledge management paradigm needs to be supported by new technologies and approaches. It isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t, however, just a matter of selecting the right set of applications or the right platform; there is no Ã¢â‚¬Å“One True ArchitectureÃ¢â‚¬Â which includes all the features and functions users could ever desire.
I’ll be at Enterprise 2.0 for the next few days – attending sessions (and blogging what I can) and at the Optaros booth during the demo pavilion hours.
Stop by and say hello!