TrendAlert: RSS, Wikis, And Blogs ? Oh My! Popular Technology In The Enterprise
Information management (IM) functions are behind the curve in their adoption of behind-the-firewall applications for new popular technologies such as blogs, wikis, and RSS distribution. This Briefing provides a comprehensive overview of the ways that these tools are starting to be applied to distribute and share information, to enable collaboration, and to provide training in corporate and governmental organizations. It provides a basic overview of the technologies, a look at adoption rates and other usage statistics from Outsell's Database of Information Markets and Users, and concrete examples of how individuals at companies are applying blogs and other technologies in their work. Five Imperatives for Information Managers outline the steps necessary to put IM functions ahead of the curve on these tools, participate in their growth in the enterprise, and cement their place in the organizational information supply chain.