Monday, February 2, 2009

Use Web 2.0 to Move Forward Through the Economic Downturn

Dion Hinchcliffe recently posted on ZDNet a list of eight ways businesses should use Web 2.0 technology to move forward through the economic downturn. An advantage for businesses just entering the 2.0 era now is that most of the groundwork has already been laid out for them. There is an abundance of enterprise ready solutions out there. Now without further ado, here’s a quick list (provided by Dion Hinchcliffe) of strategic use of web 2.0 that companies should follow in 2009. Enjoy!

  1. Move to lower-cost online/SaaS versions of enterprise applications.
  2. Use Enterprise 2.0 to capture the knowledge and know-how of employees.
  3. Strategically move IT infrastructure to the cloud.
  4. Embrace new low-cost models for production such as crowdsourcing.
  5. Lower customer service costs by pro-active use of online customer communities.
  6. Reduce application development and integration time/expenditures with new platforms and techniques.
  7. Open your supply chain to partners on the Web.
  8. Overhauling and reinventing paper and digital workflow.
Read the full article here.

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