Lets begin by journeying back a couple of decades. Information technology architecture meant (then as now) complex design, mysterious large black boxes in a noisy (often too warm) room down in the basement of your office location. A room to which only a few had access (the sacred data-temple) and in fact only a few really needed access. Users normally got specific functions on an...
It's been on my mind for quite some time but I somehow never got around to write anything about it. Collaboration has been a buzzword for quite some time. In fact for a great many years. I recall it started in the later 90's while IBM/Lotus products such as Sametime and Quickplace hardly was known as much more than upcoming new hot stuff. Some of us in early contact with these technologies immediately saw great value but also challenges.
Hey there, thanks for stopping by! It's been ... hmm.. quite a while since I wrote and/or posted blogs on the net. After more than 1000 blogs over some years the project (elaborate term for something that had neither any specific aim or purpose) fizzled out, possibly as a result of verbal fatigue. So, after some contemplation, self scrutiny plus pondering while asking pertinent questions, why blog again, do I have anything (sensible) to say and so forth, I finally decided.. well.. maybe. Final is such a uh.. drastic word. But what is certain is that I'll write in english!
Social Business is the new trend, whether for smaller or larger companies. Social Business change the way people work, and how business is done. Imagine Facebook in a company or corporate context, solutions exist in plenty, open source and licensed.
Since the mid 1990s Collaboration services have evolved from nice to have, to need to have. Doing business on national or international level one should invest in functional, up to date collaborative services & as much culture.
Investing in broader, customer oriented services with simplicity and design to support mobile connectivity is vitally important. Those who can or will read signs may observe the break-down of all kinds of services to suit mobility.