I promised on Monday a follow up post from John Mancini on his thoughts of the AIIM/Oracle Social Business Seminar series. Please find John's insights below -- we welcome any comments you might have!
By John Mancini, President of AIIM
I will admit to breaking one of my cardinal February travel rules when Oracle asked me to speak at the Social Business seminar series - don't travel to anyplace very far north in February. But whether thanks to global warming or just the serendipity of an unusually warm winter, I can say that the weather for my 4 cities in 2 weeks Oracle tour (Toronto, Washington, Atlanta, and Minneapolis) was uneventful (except for a short flare-up in Minnesota). While the weather was uneventful, the content was anything but.
My focus was on three factors that are driving organizations to think more strategically about the intersection between content, social, and process: 1) How are content management and Enterprise IT being changed by social technologies? 2) How are social technologies being used to drive innovation and transform processes? and 3) What are the implications of this transformation for information professionals? The presentation link is here.
At each event, an Oracle executive shared their perspective on the changing nature of customer, partner, and employee engagement, and the repositioning of Oracle's offerings under the WebCenter umbrella to tap into these engagement opportunities. Ultimately, the impact of social technologies on organizations is not the technologies per se, but how they impact customer, employee, and partner behavior.