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First hypothesis: e20 require less investment in organisational change than traditional enterprise apps

February 19, 2010 3 comments

While writing the inception report, we are starting to come up with hypothesis to be validated in the course of the project. Would love to have other people views on this.

A first hypothesis I formulate is that the “organisational changes” cost related to Enterprise 2.0 are much lower than with traditional enterprise application. Because e20 focusses on emergent behaviour, there is no need for extensive investment in things like Business Process Reingeneering.

This has major consequences when calculating the overall economic impact. It is a well known truism that in order to deliver productivity impact, a company needs to invest in organisational change five times more than in technology. It is possible that enterprise 2.0 tools not only are cheaper in terms of technology, but also in terms of accompanying investment. This would challenge a lot of the traditional assumptions about the economic impact of ICT.

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Kick-off of the study

January 22, 2010 Leave a comment

Welcome everybody. Yesterday we kicked off our study on enterprise 2.0. It was a good meeting, partners and customers are genuinely interested. Plus we start the blog to make this study “a different way of doing things”.

For more information, look in the “About” page.

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