I was pleasantly surprised to see that he is making news with a whitepaper he wrote last year. It is called “Systems of Engagement and The future of Enterprise IT – A Sea change in Enterprise IT” and it was developed for AIIM, the information management industry association. An introduction to his thinking is also available from HP videos.
I suspect that the concept of “systems of engagement,” which complement and supplement the traditional “systems of record” that have been the focus of IT in the past, may be one of the driving forces for the topics we are discussing in blogging idol this year. One of the key observations is the importance and complexity of content management in this emerging new “consumerized” frontier for IT. I think the whitepaper basically agrees with some of our conclusions from last week’s BYOD blogs.
If the hypothesis is that a whole new wave of IT is coming at us, then it is reasonable to ask (and believe) that BYOD, Big Data, Cloud Computing and other developments are really underpinnings that we will need in order to realize the future of IT (we used to call this a “paradigm shift” I believe).
- How many of you believe that Geoffrey Moore is right with his latest thinking?
- How many of you believe there will be gorilla’s (see Moore’s earlier works) – ie., winners and losers – in the realization of ”systems of engagement” ?