We see change is coming with the digital natives using mashups to manipulate the environment, social networks to connect with others, content communities to express themselves, blogs to remember who they are, wikis to educate themselves and others and instant messaging to communicate. Further down the aisle of time it will all go mobile and then we lose whatever traction we’ve got.
“Social Computing is not a fad. Nor is it something that will pass you or your company by. Gradually, Social Computing will impact almost every role, at every kind of company, in all parts of the world. Forrester Research, Social Computing – How Networks Erode Institutional Power, And What to Do About It”
Here is another article on the same issue: http://www.informationweek.com/shared/printableArticle.jhtml?articleID=201804743
We see this change is coming fast down the back of an aging workforce and managerial philosophies that erodes slower than the managers them selves.
Digital natives and the rest of us.
Now and Zen.
Internet, Intranet, Xtranet, Younet, Themnet, Everynet
SOA is one part of the stew that will enable a company to transform it’s enterprise architecture into a constantly moving window of opportunity.
What can be done about it
Leave the fortress and build huts instead which means in EA-speak “Think, act and breathe agile and lean EA”.