Enterprise-y 2.0 fun and games
By Raoul on Aug 28, 2008
So I haven't been blogging as much as I should have been recently - I think real life and my day job got in the way. But in the same spirit as Billy, I have also been expanding my view of Web 2.0 and Enterpise 2.0.
Oracle Mix is a great start for an internal / external social networking site and I recommed you check it out - start with me and Billy, if you like. We'll be your friends.
I just signed up for OpenID on Billy's recommendation and used Windows cardspace to register - hitting two buzzword / paradigms in one go. So far I think it's a great way forward and I really see this being a better way to authenticate on the public web than always using the same username and password because who can remember all that stuff? I haven't explored all the functionality to make a judgement on Enterprise applications, and whether it's better, easier, or more secure than LDAP or AD.
I'm even twittering as well - although I don't think anyone except a couple of spammers cares right now. I'm not 100% sure of any enterprise value to this, but it's nice to see which time zone / city your friends are in this week. I love Bangkok as well, by the way - maybe I'll post some Thai Ronald McDonald pics here too. And we need tuktuks in New York City right now! How could they be more dangerous and dirty than most NY cabs?
I do draw the line at Facebook and MySpace, though. I was going to make a comment saying I'm an adult, so don't belong there - but then I remembered my esteemed colleague's recent post and I certainly would not want to imply he's not an adult.
Bottom line for me, though, is how can we use these tools to improve our work lives? (since that's my focus here). We are taking the lead within Oracle to incorporate these types of functionality into the enterprise with the goal of added connectivity, functionality, and efficiency. We may even throw some added fun in there too.