Capgemini CTO blogger Andy Mulholland has written a fascinating post that addresses how the enterprise is defined by its communication structure, and how technology has changed that structure, often from the bottom up:
Each of our technology eras has resulted in a new business model, organisational structure, set of working methods, and perhaps most importantly of all, a new competitive value proposition. Okay that’s not a new point, but at each shift there has been a key dependency on a core piece of technology which at the time seemed impossible to justify within the existing communication and organisational model. Can you imagine working without email? Well in the early 90s many, even most, enterprises couldn’t figure out the business case for email.
Read the entire post: You are what you eat – or your enterprise is what it communicates
I expect that this line of thinking will be in evidence when Mulholland joins Ajay Gandhi, Oracle’s Sr. Director of Enterprise 2.0, in a live webcast coming up on February 16, 2010 (11:00AM PT / 2:00PM ET). Ajay and I were colleagues on the BEA AquaLogic team way back when, and he knows his E2.0 stuff.
You’ll find more information on the webcast here: Success in 2010: Realizing the Benefits of Enterprise 2.0