For decades, enterprise software has been designed to support business processes. These business processes were defined by the organisation. The organisation’s management model was based on the Web 1.0 proprietary hierarchy. As we have described many times before, the world is in transition from Web 1.0 proprietary hierarchies to Web 3.0 open networks.
The following article published today suggests that 2012 will be THE transition year.
Extract: ICT 2012 outlook – The end of business as we know it!, The Rust Report, January 23, 2012
“According to Andrew Milroy, Vice President ICT Research Frost & Sullivan in 2012, we will witness the end of business as we know it. The relationship between technology and business will be inverted. Until recently, technology has typically been designed and implemented in order to support and enable business processes. For example, CRM and ERP software applications were created to improve the performance of existing business processes. In other words, business developments forced change in technology development.“
“#1 Cloud Computing will Become Mainstream … In 2012, cloud computing is set to become mainstream in Asia Pacific. Indeed, approximately 30% of APAC organisations have already adopted some form of cloud computing … In 2012, the impact of the shift to cloud computing will become apparent. One of the first obvious effects of this type of technology is the cloud-driven transformation of whole industries such as the media industry and the IT industry itself.“
“#2 Cloud Computing will Drive Mobile Computing … In 2012, more smartphones and tablets will be shipped than PCs and laptops. These devices will continue to offer much richer functionality to the extent that they will displace PCs in many business areas. “
“#3 Social Media will be Widely Integrated into Business Activities … In several Asia Pacific countries, more than half of the working population uses social media. In spite of this development, Asian businesses have taken a very conservative stance towards the use of social media. Most Asian businesses have been more focused on blocking employee access to social media rather than viewing it as a new and powerful way of engaging with customers and other stakeholders. Asian companies have also been cautious in their use of social media because best practice in the use of social media has not been established.“
Our :management3: presentation highlights the potential of applying the Central Brain open source platform to enable Digital Ecosystems within organisations. It builds upon the principles of social media and open source software to enable digital ecosystems for organisations, industry, national and global endeavours. Given that open source software can be combined and modified in any way an organisation wishes, it offers the best and fastest way to redefine organisational processes or enable industry collaboration within digital ecosystems.