It’s always pretty cool to hear of Kiwis doing good things (other than Andy Lark who we hear about all the time :-)). Troy Wing is a Kiwi, CTO for Forcelogix and a blogger to boot.
In his post today Troy enters the debate about Web 2.0 for enterprise, and whether social networking, IMing, WIkiing etc etc have a place in enterprise of if we should ban private use of these things by our workers during work hours.
Quote of the day is from Chris Scalet, senior vice president and CIO of Merck & Co. Scalet, senior vice president and CIO of Merck & Co., noticed that as his daughter studied, she simultaneously listened to her iPod, sent text messages and browsed through pages of the Facebook social network.
“How she will work in the future will be very different from how we work today,” Scalet said. “She is going to expect [collaboration] tools … to be able to work. What scared me is that we don’t think that way today as corporations. We think as baby boomers [about] this very traditional, structured, formal [work environment].”
Web 2.0 is partly here, partly coming, the way of the future and not in any way a passing fad. Understand it or welcome irrelevance and obsolescence.