Will Enterprise 2.0 (E 2.0) Lead Us to Wireless Enterprise 2.0 (WE 2.0)?
The success of Enterprise 2.0 can be measured by its adoption rate. The adoption rate increases when people find new ways to communicate and collaborate in which they are familiar. The more intuitive the interface feels, the more people will use it. The point of web-based tools in the enterprise is to support communication and collaboration between people anywhere anytime. The workforce is changing. People are working on the go and sometimes need to get something done when they are not at a computer. WE 2.0 seems to be the next logical step for a dispersed workforce. Steve Jobs and his team at Apple seem to know a thing or two about user interface design, so the iPhone and the iTouch seem to be natural wireless devices to use in the Enterprise. The Apple iPhone is like having a mini-computer in your pocket. WE 2.0 should support other mobile devices, but the Apple iPhone is an easy start because of all the development support. The slides below will review several things to consider before implementing WE 2.0.