The Future of the Enterprise
Putting the Enterprise 2.0 Budget on a Diet
The future of Enterprise 2.0 looks brighter every day. Organizations are identifying adoption patterns and putting them into practice. The web is filled with stories on how organizations and governments have used a Web 2.0 Strategy to improve collaboration and communication. We are also seeing a healthy trend of more interest in Business Intelligence (BI) Apps. There are many Business Intelligence apps available for the Apple iPhone and more are coming to the Apple iPad. It would be nice to see this trend continue by organizations putting their Enterprise Platforms on a diet. This healthy diet should consist of a healthy balance of Web Services, Software as a Service (SaaS), APIs, Apps, Mashups, and a more flexible architecture. Exercising Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) in Enterprise 2.0 Solutions can lead the way towards “Self-Serving Solutions” aka “The Enterprise App Store”.
Which do you think would be easier and more cost effective?
- Buying new hardware/software and creating the new solution?
- Creating an app that can be dropped into your existing platform(s)/device(s)?
Creating the Thought Factory
Organizations have many options when making decisions across multiple points of their Enterprise 2.0 Solution. I think it’s about time we stop “Reinventing the wheel”. It’s time we stop reinventing the car of knowledge management and business intelligence. It’s time to start creating the factory of thought with machines of intelligence that can be measured and configured to deliver fluid collaboration and communication. It’s time for Enterprise Apps.
We already see examples of Business Intelligence Apps for the new Apple iPad.
iPad in Business
Featuring built-in support for Microsoft Exchange, secure access to corporate data, and a powerful platform for apps, iPad is ready for work, right out of the box. Learn more here.
Top 10 Enterprise Apps for the Apple iPad
Roambi – Visualizer
Roambi’s cutting edge mobile dashboards let you touch, turn, analyze and share your company’s latest information on any iPhone or iPad – keeping you connected to your business, anytime and anywhere. Learn more here.
QlikView Business Intelligence software allows you to quickly and easily get answers to business questions. Learn more here.
GoToMeeting is the easiest and most convenient way to attend online meetings – and now you can take it to go! Download the free app and join a meeting on your iPad in seconds just by tapping the link in your invitation email. Learn more here.
WebEx for iPad
Attend WebEx meetings on your iPad, wherever you are! Use this application to get the full meeting experience with simultaneous data and audio. Don’t just listen in to a meeting. Join in. Learn more here.
Keynote is the most powerful presentation app ever designed for a mobile device. It’s the application you know and love on the Mac, but completely reworked from the ground up for iPad. It makes creating a world-class presentation, complete with animated charts and transitions, as simple as touching and tapping. Learn more here.
The ultimate app for iPad. Stylish, powerful, and easy to use, Penultimate encourages you to take notes, keep sketches, or work through your next breakthrough idea– whether you’re in the office, on the go, or home on the couch. Learn more here.
Numbers is the most innovative spreadsheet app ever designed for a mobile device. It’s the application you know and love for the Mac, completely reworked from the ground up for iPad. Learn more here.
Bento for iPad
Organize all the details of your busy life in one iPad app! Bento for iPad comes with 25 ready-to-use database templates that can be easily customized to organize virtually any type of information you have. Manage contacts, track projects, plan events and so much more. Learn more here.
Box.net is a web-based service that lets you easily share, manage and access all your content from anywhere. Whether you want to store documents, media or other files, Box.net lets you view, share and collaborate on all your files on-the-go. Learn more here.
Popplet is a place where you can post, collect and curate your best ideas and random stuff all in one continuous visual space. Learn more here.