January 4, 2008

The title of this blog is Shared by Default. It summarises how I feel about information and knowledge within the enterprise. Unless there’s a very good reason to keep information confidential, it should be available to everyone to read, discuss and improve on.

Unfortunately most IT infrastructure policies use the opposite philosophy, and groups end up working in silos, being unaware of what other groups are doing.The whole area of enterprise social software, or Enterprise2.0, fascinates me. I see at as a immenent revolution in business, on par with the introduction of PCs in the 1980s. It’s more than technology though, it’s a whole new attitude to sharing and openness and freedom to innovate.

I work for a large financial organisation in London. I won’t mention its name, as I’m a very junior employee and haven’t there for long.┬áIn this blog I’ll discuss my attempts to advance Enterprise2.0 into the company – my successes, failures and frustrations. I hope by doing this publically, other people can share the experience and we can all learn from each other.