Enterprise 2.0 Strategy for Platform Architecture
Intranet vs Internet
The main goal of a winning Enterprise 2.0 Strategy is to facilitate communication and innovation through collaboration. The Art of Enterprise Architecture in E 2.0 is to unite people and process. Thoughts on Enterprise 2.0 Architecture include leveraging the principles of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) to support Web-Oriented Architecture (WOA). This type of Internet architecture for the Intranet makes is possible to support Web 2.0 Apps, Gadgets, & Widgets in the Enterprise. This strategy reduces the number of resources required for the technical part of Enterprise 2.0 Architecture and provides time to focus on Improving Enterprise 2.0 Adoption Through Gamification.
Many organizations today are supporting employee collaboration through Enterprise 2.0 Platforms. Vendors are also providing Enterprise 2.0 Solutions that include Social Networking features very similar to Facebook and Twitter. Some organizations and vendors are missing the biggest success factor behind these popular Social Networking Platforms. The Application Programming Interface (API) of these platforms contributed heavily to their success. Using APIs to easily link data is the foundation of how the internet works today. Enterprise 2.0 platforms should provide a great user experience, enable third-party developers and empowers employees to accomplish their business objectives. This can be accomplished with an Enterprise 2.0 solution that leverages Web-Oriented Architecture (WOA) with open, standards-based, non-proprietary API implementations built on web-based RESTful architecture.
Enterprise 2.0: Top 10 Reasons NOT to Use WOA & APIs
- We have endless resources and enjoy spending extra money on integration.
- We like to spend our bonus money on infrastructure to support bloated code.
- We have no desire to support multiple devices.
- We have no plans to share information across multiple environments.
- We don’t want a platform that can be extended.
- We want to pay top dollar for things most get for free.
- We don’t support Standards because we enjoy watching our bug list grow.
- We believe code should be rigid and not reusable.
- We understand the benefits of WOA & APIs, but that’s not the way we do things here.
- We feel trendy when talking about OSGI bundles for the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB).
Data.Gov Demonstrates the Power of WOA and APIs
What Does It Mean to API-Enable Data.Gov?
The Web-Oriented Architecture (WOA) of Data.Gov offers an open, standards-based, non-proprietary API implementation built on web-based RESTful architecture. Learn more here [pdf].
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