email and enterprise 2.0

A month a go we had a conversation at work about enterprise 2.0 and we stumbled upon email. We alll agreed that email was getting overwhelming. I guess that we received 100 emails during that duscussion alone! The problem of email is that it lacks context. Most people have a hard time putting email in context. GMail is trying to cope with that by using threads and it is succeeding partially. Outlook lets you define rules to manage email automatically. But this is just peanuts. Email is part of all sorts of other stuff like documents, presentations, websites, meetings (on- and offline). Some search engines combine this stuff a litte bit, like the search in mac OS X.

It is very easy to send and receive email (and thus has set the standard for usability), but it stays confined to outlook of gmail. To archive one email is a hell of a job, let alone 50 per day.

Here are some thoughts on email and enterprise 2.0

Maybe you want to have a tagging application across all other applications in the enterprise. Maybee enterprises must irritating people with storage limits and let them leave everything online so email stays a part of the enterpise!A service that lets people store email in context in one step.

More on this later!


Hello world


this is my first post on the journey of understanding enterprise 2.0 and what it will do to the way we do business around the world and in The Netherlands!

This year I started reading about Enterprise 2.0 and I think 2007 will be a leap in development of enterprise 2.0 in the world.

I will discuss this topic in relation to:

  • concepts forming enterprise 2.0
  • technologies used
  • challenges to overcome
  • larger trends surrounding this topic
  • my work as a consultant in The Netherlands

and of corse some other stuff in busy on right now (storytelling, csr, …)

And I will post numerous links and other stuff to keep you up on the subject!