A Short History of Enterprise
IT Famine Digesting Y2K binge, tech bubble, finance 2003-2010 meltdown, widening consumption gap Feast Time of the Great Happiness (Client-Server and 1995-2002 Internet tornados intensified by Y2K pull-forward) Famine Multiple chasm crossings stall adoption of Client- 1987-1994 Server (LAN, Windows, Workstations, RDBMS) Feast Minicomputer and PC tornados power 1979-1986 departmental OLTP apps Famine Demise of the BUNCH (Burroughs, Univac, NCR, 1971-1978 Control Data, Honeywell) Feast Mainframe tornado powers batch-processed 1963-1970 financial apps
In short, the focus of
Enterprise IT over the past decade was in building out Systems of Record to control the flow of information “up” the organization. e.g., ERP, CRM, Audit, Finance
A Short History of Content
Management Web technologies. Explosion of risk concerns. Entry of SharePoint. User frustra;on with cost and complexity. Rise of Saas and Open Source op;ons.
The Big Disconnect – Employee
Level How can it be that I am so powerful as a consumer and so lame as an employee? Why do I know more about what my high school girlfriend had for dinner than what is going on in my organization?
The Big Disconnect – IT
Don’t “they” understand that this is much harder inside the firewall than outside? How can IT become a business driver?
The Big Disconnect – CEO
How do I drive: 1) operating dexterity and 2) customer engagement? How can I find the money to fund new initiatives given how much my legacy systems cost?
Systems of Record, Meet Systems
of Engagement• Collaborative filtering • Enterprise Facebook• Behavioral targeting • Enterprise YouTube• Personalized transactions • Enterprise Twitter• Location-based services • Global presence detection• Predictive analytics • On-demand conferencing• Machine learning • Telepresence everywhere• Fraud detection • Mobile access to everything• Multi-channel engagement • Global search• Social networking
Systems of Engagement are in
tension with Systems of Record. Command and control Collaborative Transaction-oriented Interaction-oriented Document-centric Conversation-centric User learns system System learns user Security is key issue Privacy is key issue