12 predictions for Enterprise Web 2.0 in 2008 by Dion Hinchcliffe

12 predictions for Enterprise Web 2.0 in 2008 by Dion Hinchcliffe

  1. SOA finally goes pragmatic, Web-oriented, and lightweight.
    • lightweight and RESTful
    • syndication for enterprise data – ATOM
  2. Enterprise search will remain broken or highly limited in most organizations.
    • local search engines
  3. Security will become a major concern as Web 2.0 apps and SaaS make the edge of enterprises increasingly porous.
  4. Unstructured information from blogs and wikis will proliferate, driving demand for solutions to extract and consolidate business information.
    • a growing demand to “see” all of this information at a high level : centralized, normalized, aggregated
    • Tools that can effectively data mine social media applications
  5. A large number of enterprise intranets will get social networking capabilities.
    • newer social media/Enterprise 2.0 applications
    • widgets
  6. Enterprise mashups will make their appearance in a widespread way but won’t take off big, yet.
    • new model for personal business application development
    • end-user assembled Web applications
  7. Budget for next generation governance infrastructure will be demanded by IT to manage the proliferation of SaaS, new SOA, and mashups.
  8. Collective intelligence platforms and enterprise decision management support applications will see significant early adoption this year.
    • Prediction markets
    • EDM
    • Using Collective Intelligence to ( )
      • Forecast Quarterly Earnings
      • Generate New Ideas
      • Identify Opportunities
      • Improve Decision Making
      • Manage Resources
      • Manage Risk
  9. New rich user experience platforms such as Adobe AIR and Microsoft’s Silverlight will see widespread use in the enterprise in 2008.
  10. Mobile devices, such as the iPhone and especially the BlackBerry, will see significant uptake for embedding workers into business processes and Web-based collaboration.
    • approval processes and workflow applications for mobile devices
    • freeform business information retrieval applications
  11. Web 2.0 versions of traditional enterprise applications will struggle for marketshare amongst the software giants.
    • small and medium-sized businesses (SMB)
    • SaaS and Web 2.0
  12. Enterprise 2.0 will become a standard feature in most organizations, while views on the outcomes of deployments in organizations will be viewed through the lens of predisposition.
    • the flattening of organizations
    • the non-hierarchical communication
    • the free and open exchange of information

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