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This Week’s Food for Thought:

Cisco’s Top Ten Collaboration Trends for 2010
Cisco’s Barry O’Sullivan has provided a cautiously optimistic view of prospects for collaboration markets in the coming year based on signs of new investment energy that emerged over the course of 2009.
IT in Canada is pleased to present Barry’s views on convergence in collaboration suites, growth in video and intercompany collaboration, the coming proliferation of new communications devices, and market acceleration in new regional economies that are looking to “leap frog” through use of new productivity tools – among other topics.
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Do you include Governance in your Enterprise 2.0 projects?  

Ross Dawson writes a great post outlining 6 steps to help make your enterprise 2.0 projects a success.  He touches on the importance of governance being at the heart of your project. 
While most people think of governance as risk containment and setting limits on data sharing, Dawson argues that it is more importantly an enabler of innovation.  Governance provides “parameters, guidelines and policies that address risks, and allow the greatest possible scope for experimentation and value creation.”
Governance is a foundational aspect of our project at MIKE2.0 and provides a comprehensive approach to increasing competency in how information is managed across organizations. 
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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Enterprise 2.0 ROI

You may be familiar with Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. It’s a theory Abraham Maslow proposed in 1943, that provides a pecking order of human needs. At the bottom of the pyramid are physiological needs: breathing, food water, etc. The fundamentals needed for basic survival. The needs then climb the pyramid, becoming more intangible as one goes along: safety, love/belonging, esteem, self-actualization.The theory’s structure of moving from tangible/tactical needs to those that are intangible and more impactful is actually well suited for another purpose. That of the software decision-maker inside companies

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