I was reading my copy of Information Week yesterday, and the main focus of this issue is answering the question of what does web 2.0 look like in the enterprise. John Soat’s article, What Web 2.0 Will Mean For Workforce 2.0, is written with his tongue firmly planted in his cheek (as much of his writing is). The cover article, Most Business Tech Pros Wary About Web 2.0 Tools In Business, they outline 13 technologies that “that represent the shifting sands of business collaboration.”
Reading the issue started me thinking about how we use web 2.0 technologies at my company. Looking at their list, I think we use 5-6 of them in one form or another. Some of them 5-6 are not implemented company-wide, but are self chosen on a department level.
There is one department that I know of that uses instant messaging to do a lot of short, quick communication. I use it frequently with people in my department, and people in other departments that I routinely interface with.
However, I want to focus specifically on three of the technologies that we use in our office. Over the next short while I’ll be working on a small series about wikis, blogs among employees, and blogs with customers (and RSS). Be watching for them in the coming days.