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Web 2.0 Goes to Work for Business

Over the course of the last few weeks, and as more and more people out there are getting exposed to everything related with the social phenomenon on 2.0 (Whether you are talking about Social Computing, Social Networking, Web 2.0, Enterprise 2.0, Social Media -Yes, I know! Far too many definitions for the same thing!), I keep getting asked what IBM is doing in this very same 2.0 space and share some further insights on how it is helping shape the corporate world of such a large enterprise as IBM itself. Both from a bottom-up and top-down approaches.

So I thought I would take this opportunity to let folks know that during the course of 2009 I will be sharing plenty more information details on how that IBM 2.0 transformation is taking place, specially since that is part of what I am currently doing in my own job. And to get things started, here you have got a couple of interesting and relevant resources, IBM related, that will help you get a much better overview of how Enterprise 2.0 is impacting the company I work for:

  • Web 2.0 Goes to Work for Business: Probably where it all starts regarding IBM’s approach towards everything 2.0; outside of the corporate firewall, that is. Interesting link, indeed, where you would be able to find plenty of resources, general information, various specific articles, success stories on making use of social software tools within a corporate environment around the world of Enterprise 2.0, etc., etc. Worth while a bookmark in your favourite social bookmarking site. For sure.
  • The Web 2.0 Goes to Work blog: Secondly, it couldn’t have been any other way, here is another worth while checking link that explains what’s happening around the topic of IBM 2.0, but this time around through the shape of a blog where a bunch of very smart and talented IBMers get to share with you their experiences and views on how that 2.0 movement is changing the way we work within the enterprise. Highly recommended subscribing to it, if you would want to keep up with what’s happening in this space and at such large enterprise.

Oh, and, finally, if you would want to check some more resources, perhaps more on the visual side of things, have a look into this YouTube video "Web 2.0 Goes to Work for Business", which lasts 3.30 minutes and which will give you some hints as to how Web 2.0 is shaping up the business. Any business.

In that video you would be able to get a little bit exposed to two different Enterprise 2.0 tools: Lotus Connections and Bluehouse, which, believe it or not, have been rather instrumental in helping me, and quite a lot!, with my own quest of giving up on e-mail at work. But more details on how I have made that happened at a later time… For now, go and enjoy the embedded video below that I am certain you are going to enjoy. I surely did!

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  1. Hello Luis !! Thank you, just on last Friday I gave a lecture on Web 2.0 in business context . In Lappeenranta University of Technology. There I used you, Sacha and Jeremiah as introductory examples, about new ways of working. You are providing good info on this theme and also practicing what you talk about. Thank you fro sharing :-))

    1. Hi Minna! Oh, WOW! Many thanks for the kind comments and for dropping by! Yes, indeed, it is a changing game, one where knowledge workers feel more empowered than ever before and where the corporate world will finally need to give in to being managed by those very same knowledge workers. I look forward to exchanging further insights (Great to see you in Twitter, too!) and show what the future of the workplace would be like! We better get ready. It is here already!

      Thanks again for the feedback, Minna! It is greatly appreciated!

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