Enterprise Portals, Collaboration, and the Web

I’m in San Diego this week for the Enterprise3 conference, which the organizers describe thusly:

Enterprise3 consists of three separate, but related, components:

  • Enterprise Web and Information Management Conference – a conference that provides technology managers and IT staff with a detailed guide to selecting and implementing technology and product innovations in Web 2.0, portals, collaboration, information management and access, enterprise search, and service-oriented architectures.
  • Enterprise Portal and Collaboration Business Summit – an event designed for business users and technology managers that employs case studies and best practices to show attendees how companies today are gaining business benefit from the latest enterprise portal and business collaboration technologies and products.
  • Microsoft SharePoint in the Enterprise Forum – this forum provides IT staff with the information they need to deploy a Microsoft SharePoint environment that can be integrated with enterprise-level information management and business collaboration systems.

I’ll be participating in two panels. The first is “Stump the Consultant,” in which a series of consultants (including me) get asked the same question and their answers are rated. (An iPod and noise canceling headphones create an isolation booth while the others answer so that we can’t hear each other’s answers). Should be good fun. Wonder if I’ll get any SharePoint questions.

The second is on “Facebook in the Enterprise,” which is a panel moderated by my former colleague Jarrod Gingras, now at CMS Watch:

Key topics will include security, enterprise IT concerns, “viral” effects, custom applications, privacy, networking, and information sharing.

Fellow panelists include Toby Ward (CEO of Prescient Digital and author of the Intranet Blog) and Kyle Arteaga (VP of Communications at Serena, which relies heavily on Facebook as its intranet). You can read Toby’s take on Serena’s Facebook Intranet here.


  1. Unfortunately I haven’t seen any video cameras, so the odds of posting are slim. Haven’t seen much liveblogging or notes from sessions either – not a really blogger-friendly conference.

    I may try to post a summary of the facebook panel, though of course I’ll be more focused on being in it than taking notes.

  2. Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is no longer just about technology, or just about content. It is about content, community, and context. The deluge of data and information, coupled with the ever-increasing need for compliance is forcing enterprises to take a strategic look at ECM and its associated disciplines. To stack up to competition, enterprises are looking up to faster, flexible, and efficient business processes that can channelise copious, unstructured information into meaningfully optimised, governed, and digitally delivered data that is available to the right stakeholders at the right time.

    C-level executives, senior IT process management personnel, marketing and content managers are looking to find the precise solution that will fit the needs of their organization. What are these available solutions, and how do they stack up to the needs of a specific enterprise? What roles do strategic topics such as Governance, Collaboration, Enterprise 2.0 play in the evaluation of these solutions? What is a promising approach, and how do I find the correct partners? The ECM track at Business Technology Summit 2008 offers strategic, technical, and business insights into all aspects of ECM, including Business Process Management (BPM), Business Rules Management (BRM), Master Data Management (MDM), Data Warehousing & Knowledge Management, and Enterprise 2.0. The summit will be held 22-26 September 2008 in Mumbai and Bangalore. Summit website: http://www.btsummit.com

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