Minor Web 2.0/3.0 & Knowledge Sharing
Essay 2: Enterprise 2.0. Do companies need it to survive?
Z22-D Project Management Business English
Lecturer: M. Adams
Surviving as a company, no matter being small, middle-sized or large, in today’s unstable economy beset by a severe recession, instability and uncertainty resembles fighting for your life in a battle field. Only those who are more prepared, move faster and more efficient and have strategic advantage over their enemies are the ones who get to keep their lives. Enterprise 2.0 is what is needed for companies to gain and master those skills. It helps them structure and preserve corporate knowledge, cut costs, increase efficiency, enlarge employees and customers’ satisfaction and tap into new sources of innovation and expertise. Combined together, therefore the benefits of using Enterprise 2.0 are exactly what companies need not only to survive, but also to have a lasting advantage over their competitors. Enterprise 2.0 is a term that was first defined by Andrew McAfee 1 in 2006 as a description of how companies use the existing Web 2.0 technologies within their internal and external set of techniques to conduct their business. In other words, it is a combination between the integration of Web 2.0 tools and architecture within enterprises’ structures and processes with a careful consideration of the human element – the culture. Examples for such tools are Blogs, Wikis, Intranet, Discussion Boards, Social Media Platforms, RSS feeds and many more which main goal is to provide users with open space for communication, collaboration, asset sharing, personalization and aggregation. One of the main advantages that Enterprise 2.0 gives to companies is in relation to Knowledge Management. In 1991 Ikujiro Nonaka 2 said: “In an economy where the only certainty is uncertainty, the only sure source of lasting competitive advantage is knowledge.”Companies acknowledge that statement...
...John Barrera Plichta
Barriers to Enterprise2.0
1. There are several benefits to web 2.0 applications. The most important benefit is having a friendly user interface. According to the article, the best feature for employees is comparable to Facebook applications. Like Facebook users, web 2.0 applications utilized by Cisco allow employees to create profiles within the system that include their professional areas of expertise. This allows other employees within the company or who share the system, which need assistance with problems can search the web 2.0 application system to find an expert in their specific area of searching. Also, Cisco utilizes the web 2.0 applications to properly train their employees through various avenues. The training opportunities involve a Wikipedia-like application for sharing knowledge across the enterprise. A number of mash-up applications have been created to draw information from the web 2.0 application to address specific needs and information queries.
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2. There are many hindrances to having the Enterprise2.0 applications within a business or company. The hindrances are actually connected to the benefits. Since the web application is similar to that of a social media website such as Facebook. There...
...late 2007, many companies had fallen into a financial demise. According to a U.S. Census Bureau study taken in 2011, over 200,000 small businesses closed during the 2008-2010 period. In addition, over 3 million jobs were gone (Shapiro). The highest recorded rate of unemployment was 9.7 percent nationwide. There are currently over 11.7 million unemployed people in the U.S.
There were several industries that were seriously affected by the recession. The housing market was one of the worst to be stricken. The value on homes went down as far as 25 percent. According to a CBS News Money-watch report published this year, the purchases of new homes have gone down 80 percent (Glink). Due to the value of the dollar going down, foreclosures have become a reoccurring problem in many places.
Some companies have lost hope in keeping their businesses going. According to statistics from the Small Business Administration, about 51 percent of small businesses only survive at least five years (Shaefer). The key factors for businesses going bankrupt are due to lack of money, low sales, lack of experience, and more.
However, other businesses tend to use a six step strategic system to remain successful and survive the recession. These outstanding companies would trim business expenses, right size the business, downsize the work roster, expand on marketing, plan the future of the business, and stay aware of all their...
...Do You Really Need Food To Survive?
Soylent Green is an old science fiction movie about a future where food is scarce. Most people don’t have fresh food and instead eat an artificial food called Soylent Green. If you haven’t seen the movie, stop listening now, because I don’t want to spoil it for you. The end of the movie reveals the secret that Soylent Green is actually made from people. That’s right: human beings.
Recently a software engineer named Rob Rhinehart has started producing a drink called Soylent that he believes can safely replace fresh food. It’s not green and, thankfully, it’s not made from people. It’s a drink made from an artificial powder that Rhinehart says contains all the nutrition that humans need to survive without food.
Amazingly, there are many people out there who love the idea of never having to eat real food again. Rhinehart recently put his idea for Soylent on Kickstarter.com, a website where entrepreneurs can raise money for new business ideas. In 30 days, he raised a million dollars from people who wanted to see his idea become a reality.
Just like Rhinehart, many of these people see food as a hassle. You have to think about what you want to eat, go shopping, cook the food and then clean up. Soylent promises a stress free, cheap and convenient way to get the necessary calories and nutrition with the least amount of effort, time and money.
For most people, food is much...
...BUSINESS AND SUPPORT SYSTEMS
INDIVIDUAL PROJECT 4
Managing with Web 2.0
1. How do Web 2.0 tools help companies manage knowledge, coordinate work and enhance decision making?
According to the article, companies have introduced the importance of Web 2.0, tools such as blogs, wikis and social networks as means to increase communication within the company and improve productivity in the workforce.
Several companies from around the world have observed that these tools are effective in transmitting their message. Also this technology is fast and cheap to maintain. Management has also realized that Web 2.0 is also popular among employees and are difficult to avoid in compared to e-mails or telephonic calls.
2. What business problems do blogs, wikis and other social networking tools help solve?
There are several things that these tools can solve, but the most important of all, it reduces cost. This technology can save money to every company. Communication issues can cost a company a client, a business deal, a settlement caused by an accident or to identify a problem caused by an employee. Companies can use Web 2.0 to find information about customer’s opinions on certain operations, such as customer service.
3. Describe how a company such as Wal-Mart or...
...a life-buoy in order to save the Syrian man. However, there also has another group which consists of a Russian man and a Chinese man who are trying to prevent the other group’s help. Because the group of European, Turkey, American and Saudi Arabian man is trying to throw a life-buoy which is tied with a rope, the group of Russian and Chinese man tries to cut the rope in order to prevent the assistance.
Let’s now look at the Syrian politics and its history in order to help us to understand the point the image hope to make. Bashar Al-Assad, the president of Syria, initially wanted to reform democracy for the country in the year 2000. However, in the year 2011, there was a civil uprising that requested him to resign, but he refused to do so. With the support from Russia and China, Assad used chemical weapon to destroy people against him. Up to now, according to Wikipedia.com,
According to the United Nations, the death toll surpassed 100,000 in June 2013, and reached 120,000 by September 2013. In addition, tens of thousands of protesters have been imprisoned and there are reports of widespread torture and terror in state prisons. International organizations have accused both government and opposition forces of severe human rights violations.
Therefore, because of the chemical mass destruction, other countries around the world such as the United State, Europe countries, Turkey, Saudi Arabian, and so on were trying to help the rebels...
...Does this companyneed a union ?
1. About Jane wellington
Jane wellington was a secretary, she was interested in the business, she was encourages to go back to school by her boss
The had been started 20 years ago, she had done all her own recruiting
Jane wellington is the founder and CEO of Wellington Associates, a company devoted to analyzing the high-tech industry.
Wellington associates employed more than 200 people
Jane wellington are going to deal with the threat a unions
How long they’ve been in the company
Attitude toward the system
Attitude toward unions
Head of human ressources
He has been in the company since 2 years
He thinks the actual system is not fair, and he’s worried about that
He is not surprised about the setting up of unions and he’ s triying to be their spokesman;
He thinks the union could win
Head of Information service
He is more interested by where elvin cusack got his information than unions issue.
He doesn’t look aware of the support staff situation, he didn’t realized the two-tiers system, he thinks tha the company pay well and has a lot of advantages. He thinks they are just whiners
She is new in the company
She had a brash, impulsive management that motivated...
...enhance creativity, secure information sharing, collaboration and functionality of the web. Web 2.0 concepts have led to the development and evolution of web-based communities and its hosted services, such as social-networking sites, video sharing sites, wikis, blogs, and folksonomies. The term became notable after the first O'Reilly Media Web 2.0 conference in 2004. Although the term suggests a new version of the World Wide Web, it does not refer to an update to any technical specifications, but to changes in the ways software developers and end-users utilize the Web. According to Tim O'Reilly:
“ Web 2.0 is the business revolution in computer industry caused by the move to the Internet as platform, and an attempt to understand the rules for success on that new platform. ”
Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, has questioned whether one can use the term in any meaningful way, since many of the technology components of Web 2.0 have existed since the early days of the Web.
Web 2.0, through its numerous definitions, encapsulates the idea of the proliferation of interconnectivity and interactivity of web-delivered content. Tim O'Reilly regards Web 2.0 as business embracing the web as a platform and using its strengths, for example global audiences. O'Reilly considers that Eric Schmidt's abridged slogan, don't fight the Internet, encompasses the essence of Web...
...end-to-end and a single interface for the customer
The Operating Model involves a commitment to how the company will operate
This is the organizing logic for business processes and IT infrastructure which reflects the integration and standardization requirements of the company’s operating model.
The Enterprise Architecture provides a long term view of a company’s process, systems, and technologies in order to build long term sustainable capabilities.
IT Engagement Model
The IT Engagement Model is the governance mechanism that ensures business and IT projects achieve both local and companywide objectives.
This Model influences projects decisions ensuring that individual solutions are designed according to the enterprise architecture.
The IT Engagement Model provides alignment between IT and the business objectives of projects.
2) The Enterprise Architecture communicates the high-level business process and IT requirements of a company’s operating model. This differs from IT Architecture to the degree of granularity that is presented. Enterprise Architecture does not provide the necessary details to map out technical or process design requirements. The IT Architecture developed by the IT unit is a more detailed architecture of applications, data and information, and technology. IT Architecture when developed with a clear understanding of the...