Enterprise 2.0, What, Why, and Knowledge Management

So Billy and I started to discuss his article published by AIIM last month. Before that got very far, it got sidetracked by a new blog launch. Luckily for me, Bex finally jumped in to fill the conversational void. He threw out a definition and then started talking about what Enterprise 2.0 isn’t. I don’t fault him for that as I doubt that I could do better on the topic. I do believe that I can contribute though, so here it goes…

Everyone get out your bingo cards, its going to be a wild ride.

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ECM, SOA, and Bees

I am glad that Billy responded to my earlier post critiquing his article for AIIM. I meant it to be constructive, and I wanted it to lead to further discussion. It was a difficult post for me to write because I respect Billy and didn’t want to alienate him. It seems he gave me the benefit of the doubt, at least in print, and for that Billy, I thank you.

The funny thing was that when I read the name of his post, Poking the Bee Hive, I was watching a Dr Who episode featuring a giant wasp. Weird stuff.

I’m going to bypass the editorial stuff discussion for the most part. That is a matter of opinion and Billy had a co-author and editorial staff to answer to when writing the article. Like Billy, I want to focus on the intersection of Enterprise 2.0, SOA, and ECM. That is the meat of his article and the part that can actually lead to greater understanding on everyone’s part.

So while I wait for Billy to start his side of the discussion, I will poke the bee’s nest some more.

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SharePoint and Documentum, Patience is a Virtue

Well, the time has come to talk about the elephant in the room, SharePoint.  It was a slow conference for me regarding SharePoint.  I didn’t attend any normal sessions on it as I was usually being pulled away by other items.  I did get a lot of time with Andrew, Erin, Craig (yes, Craig), and a boatload of partners talking about the SharePoint problem.

Problem?  Yes, problem.  The problem is that nobody knows what to do to make everyone play together.  I’ll tell you right now, playing together is required.

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Billy Cripe on ECM and SOA

I had two thoughts competing for my next topic. It being late in the day, I decided to pick the one that would be the easiest to write as all I had to do was read an article by someone with whom I typically agree and compose a simple post.

I chose poorly…

Billy Cripe has just had an article published in the May/June edition of AIIM E-DOC. I was excited. I usually see one or two articles in each issue that catch my interest, but I am always underwhelmed by the content. I wasn’t this time, I was just disappointed.

It All Falls Apart

I want to start with the simple disclaimer. I respect Billy and I firmly believe that we have the same vision of ECM 2.0 and where it is going. He always has seemed to have a firm grasp on all the relevant technologies. That didn’t really change after reading his article. I am disappointed in the way he delivered the message.

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The Rumors of My Promotion are Greatly Exaggerated

I was just relaxing with my first cup of coffee, reading the morning news and blogs, when I stumbled across this post by James saying that Laurence Hart will be the lead of a new standards body focused on ECM. The quick answer is that it is not true. James heard it through the grapevine, so let me list some facts that could easily lead to this fact occurring. Note that I met a colleague of James at the conference and we talked about everything below.

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A Year in the Life of Pie

As I sit here in the plane, flying back home from Vegas and the chaotic, fun, learning experience that is EMC World, I am taking a moment to reflect on the last year. It was one year ago that I started this blog. I was sitting in Orlando waiting for my flight and I wanted to share my thoughts on EMC World. A year later, I found myself blogging my way through the conference. I don’t want to talk about conferences right now though. I just want to reflect on my first year in the blogsphere.

Word By the Numbers

I don’t care about the numbers much. I care about the message. All the numbers do is tell me if you, the reader, care about the message. They can be fun to look at though.

A Brief History of the Word

It started simple enough, discussions about new features of D6. I started anonymously so that if I got bored, nobody would know. I didn’t get bored. My posts attracted the interest of James and over the course of a few weeks, I got a crash course in public discourse over the blogsphere, and a more diverse audience than I ever expected. The conversation expanded to included others and then it went a little downhill.

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