Over the past few weeks, Oliver Marks and I have been working on the first stages of a new research project, called Open Enterprise 2009. We will be working for the first half of 2009 to research the state of Web 2.0 tools, architecture and techniques in the enterprise, their adoption, application and impact.We are now working closely on the study with the team here at Enterprise 2.0, and we will be posting our interviews, research insights, and findings here over the next months. To see the archive of the work we have done to date, check the Open Enterprise 2009 archive to see interviews with a list of luminaries, including Euan Semple, Ross Mayfield, Jeff Walker, and JP Rangaswami.If you want to track the study, the RSS feed is here.The study will be based on an open research model, involving this community in the discussion of the study's major questions, the companies to be profiled, technologies to be investigated, visionaries to be contacted. We will be combing through those contributions, and studying them for ideas and themes.Along with an on-going stream of research notes, interviews, and preliminary findings, Oliver and I are planning to distill what we have learned in the form of a comprehensive report which will will make available in late summer 2009.We will be distributing an executive summary of the report -- as well as a final presentation (and perhaps an executive seminar) at the Enterprise 2.0 conference 22-25 June 2009 in Boston.We have also agreed to an interim report at the end of March at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco.
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