This week, several IT industry blogs reported on the increased focus around unified communications as organizations embrace social computing in the workplace. In the first, IT Business Edge discusses in "Social Networking and Unified Communications: Catalysts for Change
", the impact of unified communications on social business and cloud computing:
What Barlow is driving at is that it won’t be too long before all of these technologies combine to fundamentally change the way we all work.
In a post entitled "Breaking cultural barriers to enterprise social software adoption
", SearchUC.com published an in-depth Q&A with IBM's Caleb Barlow
discussing how organizations can overcome barriers to adopting and
effectively using enterprise social software:
The barriers to enterprise social software adoption are far more cultural than technical. Internal social networking tools make for great demos, but unified communications (UC) pros often struggle to define what problem enterprise social software is trying to solve.