One of the benefits of social business is its ability to facilitate collaboration and discussion. Employees can bounce ideas and innovation off each other. However, that information can’t live in a vacuum. A great idea means nothing if you don’t have a way to vet and disseminate it, taking it from idea to action.
Nearly nine out of 10 companies say they are undergoing a digital transformation, according to a recent report by the Altimeter Group, but the jury is still out on whether what they are doing is actually making a dent. In fact, it’s also unclear whether or not those investments are on track or simply investments for the sake of modernization. This is especially true since the road to transformation has many speed bumps — and one of the biggest is enabling cross functional collaboration and departmental collaboration.
Last year I interviewed Col. Steve Sobotta, the then-CIO of the U.S. Army War College, an educational organization that grants degrees in strategic studies. Its students are military and civilians who hold or will hold positions that relate to national security objectives. Bottom line: The students rule the world — literally.
Nearly all business leaders think collaboration is either crucial or very important, but more than half – 54% — say that the rapid convergence of collaboration and social tolls is also very confusing, according to a new study by non-profit research and education group AIIM, which serves the information management community.
There’s been a lot of chatter about whether mobile collaboration is well-suited for enterprise. The answer seems obvious: Employees and customers expect to be able to communicate and collaborate via mobile devices the way we do in our personal lives.
Optimized business operations are imperative for enterprises competing in crowded markets to win and keep customers with ever-changing expectations. And, says Forrester Research, that’s why firms invest massive amounts of money and time into improving their business processes.