Is “Enterprise 2.0” just a tamed version of “Wild” Web 2.0 ?


The earlier title of this blog was this “Is Enterprise 2.0 all about mimicking the success of Web 2.0 on the Consumer Internet? ” but since it was too long I changed it.I think the current title also doesn’t look short either 🙂

Well,this is yet another blog on Enterprise 2.0 , the font size of “Enterprise 2.0” in Tag-Megham (Tag Cloud) is growing bigger and bigger.

I am currently pursuing a crash course on Javascript,PHP,DOM,XML and the elusive “AJAX snitch”.Though I have already touched it’s wings for a couple of times,it is still refusing to surrender.It could be any one of the reasons:

(a) AJAX is really really really really tough to understand and learn

OR

(b) I am the dumbest of all the “Geeks” who foolhardily jumps out of his comfort zones very often and claims that he has made a CHOICE.

Info:The XML bludger I mentioned in my previous blog was one of the dumbest doubts I have asked anyone.The mistake was in misnaming of the XML file.Phew…

Enterprise 2.0 , if explained from a reductionist’s point of view is something like a “Nursery” to protect the plants from the Harmful polluted atmosphere of the Internet due to the advent of Web 2.0.There’s again two different different schools of though (a) Optimistic Reductionists (b) Pessimistic reductionists

Enterprise 2.0Wild Web 2.0

Optimistic Reductionists are those who think the Knowledge , Business and Communication model that has been a big hit in Web 2.0 world should also be utilized to maximise the efficiency of the associates and make more profits.

A Pessimistic Reductionists would think Enterprise 2.0 as an “electronic Employee Satisfaction infrastructure” to keep the ever growing addicts to social networking sites who basically belong to a generation that never has seen a day without being online atleast for one hour a day.

But there’s really more to Enterprise 2.0 , beyond the Reductionist’s views(which are ofcourse true,but only for the starters).

I view Enterprise 2.0 as a separate species specially adapted to environments where Information security plays a key role.Ofcourse, both the species (Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0) have the same origins (i.e. the Internet) still they are going to have a separate history of evolution here onwards.

If we still continue to develop Enterprise 2.0 with a reductionist’s view point, the genepool of Enterprise adaptation of Web 2.0 may suffer a stagnation.

As somebody says web 2.0 is all about “PLAY” and Enterprise 2.0 is about “WORK”.So is true this statement “Enterprise 2.0 is a pet Version of Wild Wild Web 2.0”.Provided we agree to extend our views about Enterprise 2.0 beyond the reductionist’s point of view, we can see amazing things.Almost the same amazement comes when you discover that you too have the CHI power.

Here’s a brief idea about what are the possibilities that open up , if we start thinking beyond from a reductionist’s point of view.Following is just a few of the possibilities that is bugging my beautiful mind and spoiling my sleep cycles:

(A) APPRAISAL 2.0 – A completely new way of Appraisal that promises “A fair , verifiable and possibly an unbiased appraisal system”.For starters think Appraisal 2.0 as “360 degree appraisal system with a Web 2.0, sorry Enterprise 2.0, flavour”.I am stopping here about Appraisal 2.0 as I have to digg a lot about it.

(B) WebComics 2.0 – My Ex-Project Manager was insisting that I should stay in his project as I am a good performer and he didn’t want to loose me.When I asked “What about my career, The Technology ?”.He said , it is only the business expertise that the American and European clients are preferring more than the Technology.I really do not know how far he was correct but One thing is Sure – Developers these days are also expected to be well versed with business.

The problem is Developers who basically are Geeks and never care if Karnataka and Tamilnadu is fighting over the Cauvery issue find it difficult to concentrate on business.The IT managers force the developers to do Business certifications by putting it in their goal sheets.

And everybody knows HOW EASY IT IS TO GET CERTIFIED.In the end , very few developers out of all the business certified ones actually know the business.What is needed is a CHANNEL in which the GEEKS understand better…Yes Comics ……Comics strips to explain the complex business scenarios will have a special niche in the Learning and Development department , even though WebComics didn’t do well in the “wild” Web 2.0 world.

Both Appraisal 2.0 and WebComics 2.0 ,has got a lot of scope in an Enterprise 2.0 world.The former is perhaps does not exist in the Wild version of 2.0, except things like Star Ratings blah blah blah.The latter didn’t do well in Web 2.0 , the reason for which I am still doing a research, but has got a lot of scope in the Enterprise version of 2.0.

NOTE: I promise my next blog will start with the good news about the capture of the AJAX snitch 🙂

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