I am an industry analyst, who founded my own company, RedMonk, which we like to think of as "open source analysis"
We live it. RedMonk began as a pretty traditional boutique analyst firm looking at enterprise IT, but our extensive use of blogs and social media, and deep exposure to open source business models, led us into the Enterprise 2.0 space. We see ourselves as bridge builders between the traditional enterprise and the "cool kids".
E 2.0 is about focusing on people and community, within your organisation, and investing accordingly. IT shouldn't be there to replace people through automation, but to augment their capabilities.
To become more creative. Is it likely a traditional enterprise would create a Google for example? With E2.0 thinking it's a lot more likely. Traditional organisations often require employees to leave in order to innovate. Enterprise 2.0 encourages and nurtures employee innovation.
The cultural changes required to support less hierarchical working patterns are the biggest obstacles to *anything* 2.0...
Extrovert, wide-ranging, fun
- http://www.redmonk.com/jgovernor/2005/01/13/things-to-do-in-the-analyst-busi ness-when-you-are-dead/
- http://www.redmonk.com/jgovernor/2007/07/27/why-open-source-software-is-soci al-media/
- http://www.redmonk.com/jgovernor/2008/03/13/15-ways-to-tell-its-not-cloud-co mputing/
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Stephen O'Grady, co-founder RedMonk Michael CotÃ©, RedMonk analyst Tom Raftery, RedMonk analyst to cover our new sustainability business Tim O'Reilly