“The introduction of smarter ways of working together across the extended enterprise enabled by a new breed of innovative concepts and technologies.”
This is the definition of Enterprise Collaboration that I currently use when explaining it to other people, and here are three reasons why I find it useful:If puts focus on ways of working together, and that we need to find better ways of working that make better use our individual and collective time and capacity. To do this we need to reflect more on why and how we use certains tool (a fool with a tool is still a fool).It not only stresses that new technologies are core enablers, but also new concepts such as crowdsourcing, collective intelligence, social networking, and cloud computing. ‘Across the extended enterprise’ means that the scope is not limited to teams or organizations. A collaborative effort can potentially involve any stakeholder – even customers and consumers – as well as any number of stakeholders."