Having versus Using Enterprise 2.
Gil Yehuda wrote a very good post today Enterprise 2.
Businesses (or vendors) who say “We have a wiki; we have a blog; we’re an Enterprise 2.
I like Andrew McAfee’s analysis in general and his specific observation - backed by studies that he cites: “… since the 1990’s a combination of the Web and IT spending on enterprise information systems has shifted the ability of businesses to recognize and deploy good ideas; that this has raised the pace and level of competition, making effective innovation more valuable, and more strongly differentiates winners and losers in competitive markets.
McAfee further claims that the Web and IT changes they analyze appear to be step functions:
This new, nastier competition does not depend on continued IT innovation.
It only depends on continued managerial innovation. If all the technology vendors were to close up shop tomorrow competition in all industries would not eventually revert to where it was prior to the mid-1990s. The current IT toolkit lets companies propagate business ideas faster, more broadly, and with higher fidelity. That’s all that’s necessary to increase the pace of competition, and to keep it high. Of course, the tech vendors are not about to shut themselves down and we’ll see a lot more innovation from them; this will only serve to further increase competitive nastiness. But technology innovation is the icing on the cake of managerial innovation. - Andrew McAfee; Curb My Enthusiasm
The technology of Enterprise 2.
- No need to curb your enthusiasm .
.For a bit more analysis .
- The Rise of Enterprise 2.
0, Andrew McAfee | Video | Enterprise 2.Professor McAfee discusses E2. 0 Summit 2008 Tokyo 0 and Japanese business practice.
- Enterprise 2.
0 - Letting hypertext out of its box
- Reinventing the Web