How Enterprise 2.0 is PortalCMS
The term Enterprise 2.0 is derived from Web 2.0, a buzzword that announced the new phase of internet as the social network of software, people and content. Web 2.0 sites like Linkedin and Facebook prove how the internet usage can change in a revolutionary way once again. These sites enable the internet user to find old friends, make new ones and to exchange information almost instantly. It improves the so called “social efficiency” significantly. Enterprise 2.0 does something alike. It increases the collective efficiency of the organisation by enabling smarter collaboration between colleagues and other stakeholders with handy internet tools and technology.
To adapt to these new ways of collaboration is not as easy as it looks for everyone.
It has already become common to work together beyond borders and time zones via e-mail, Skype and intranet.
Sharing documents outside the company network with colleagues, customers and suppliers on systems like GoogleDocs is still difficult to accept, even for many professionals. Especially for the control freak types a mind shift is needed for the idea that partnerships can start ad hoc with experts on the other side of the world, found via wiki, weblog or a community, to exchange business specific information with, but whom you will probably never meet face to face.
The impact of Enterprise 2.0 is determined by the useful usage of contacts and information present on intranet and internet, and helping to get things done better and faster. Enterprise 2.0 has better prospects within an open innovative organization with a "getting things done" mentality than in a closed environment where nobody is willing to take risks and changes are slowed down. As the global market is becoming more competitive by the day, Enterprise 2.0 will prove to be more than a buzzword.
The Standard Edition of PortalCMS already proved enormous efficiency as closed intranet since many years.
PortalCMS Enterprise Editon goes many steps further and enables companies, associations and all other organisations to involve employees, members, partners and even third party applications. It goes without saying that risk assessment and security measures are needed and fear should be overcome, but after that you will see that PortalCMS Enterprise users will discover and use the advantages of these flexible and easy to use Enterprise 2.0 features. Test it yourself on PortalCMS.com.
Albert F.J. Bausch
i-Concept InternetWorks BV
3036 BH Rotterdam