10 Signs Your Organization Hasn’t Quite Figured Out Enterprise 2.0

Sean R. Nicholson's picture

Ready to roll out your new Enterprise 2.0 Strategy? Looking to save the company millions by implementing an internal social strategy? Think that implementing a blog will help you increase sales, cut support calls, and help unclutter your email Inbox?

Before you jump into the deep end and propose implementing any E2.0 solutions, you might want to take a look around and assess whether your organization has an understanding of what E2.0 really is and whether it is ready to take on an internal social strategy.

To help you along, here are my top 10 signs that your organization hasn’t quite figured out what Enterprise 2.0 really is:

10. Executives don’t know the difference between SAS and SaaS.

9. The person that manages your document management system never talks with the person who manages your Intranet.

8. A single organization (HR, Corp Comm, etc…) has complete control over the future roadmap of your Intranet.

7. You believe that social media has no place in the work environment and/or your organization has blocked communication channels like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

6. Your CRM system hasn’t been upgraded in more than 5 years and has no social media integration.

5. Your executives groan when they hear terms like Wiki, blog, knowledge base, or community.

4. You’ve been working on a SharePoint implementation for more than 12 months and believe it will be a turnkey Enterprise 2.0 solution.

3. You don’t know the difference between an Enterprise Content Management system and Document Management system.

2. You have no clue as to what a Service-Oriented Architecture is.

1. You continue to buy and install software that relies on a desktop client, instead of being accessed through the browser.

There you have it…10 signs that your organization hasn’t figured out what to do with E2.0. Have another good example? Have a suggestion on how to overcome any of these? Feel free to share in the comments!



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