As a result I decided to try to represent, in diagram form, my vision of this integration of old with new:
In the opposite direction, basic workforce information flows from the formal HR systems to form the skeletal person pages within the wiki. The employee can then embellish these with the more social/transient sections (languages I speak, web sites(or intranet pages!) I find interesting, projects I am working on)
Luis goes on: “The key towards a successful implementation and deployment of social computing tools behind the corporate firewall is not going to be on the substitution of already existing collaborative tools, but in the integration, consolidation and augmentation of what is already available”
In my book, the definition of Web 2.0 is user-created content. If a social book- marking tool can be deployed over the top of the legacy intranets then users (the workforce) will use it to decide to reinvigorate the parts of the legacy intranet that the crowd judges to be still useful/relevant, by linking to it.
“by providing different ways on how those same tools would merge and integrate with the collaboration and knowledge sharing flow of what is already available”
As Dennis Howlett put it last week:
“There is no requirement to ditch incumbent applications that continue to deliver value"
A big thank you to Luis for so eloquently wording what must be our shared vision and also for his kind words about my contribution.