I mentioned previously that one of the key trends at this summer's Enterprise 2.0 conference was in how to bring public social computing tools into the enterprise in a manner consistent with requirements for compliance, security, and governance. This week SocialText reinforced that theme with the launch of the SocialText Microblogging Appliance, joining SocialCast among others with a twitter-like appliance-based application (along with SaaS offerings from the likes of Yammer and Present.ly).
The emergence of enterprise-ready tools for micro-blogging show the rapid movement of twitter-like messaging from toy to tool. Now how long before we see these capabilities as part of a unified communications offering integrated with telephony/voice, video, conferencing, and messaging?
IT's Reputation: What the Data SaysInformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business really views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. Our results suggest IT leaders should worry less about whether they're getting enough resources and more about the relationships they have with business unit peers.
What The Business Really Thinks Of IT: 3 Hard TruthsThey say perception is reality. If so, many in-house IT departments have reason to worry. InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. The news isn't great.