Dion Hinchcliffe has written a good post on "The state of Enterprise 2.0" where he provides a good overview of the current state of Enterprise 2.0. I personally like the learnings about Enterprise 2.0 that he shares in the post. They deserve to be cited in a somewhat more condensed form:
Enterprise 2.0 is going to happen in your organization with you or without you.
Effective Enterprise 2.0 seems to involve more than just blogs and wikis.
Enterprise 2.0 is more a state of mind than a product you can purchase.
Most businesses still need to educate their workers on the techniques and best practices of Enterprise 2.0 and social media.
The benefits of Enterprise 2.0 can be dramatic, but only builds steadily over time.
Enterprise 2.0 doesn’t seem to put older IT systems out of business.
Your organization will begin to change in new ways because of Enterprise 2.0.
Hinchcliffe also encourages his readers to add their learnings and here are a few of mine:
My Lesson #1
Enterprise 2.0 is about users driving business improvements with IT and thus has the potential of becoming a true IT revolution.
My Lesson #2
Enterprise 2.0 can leverage existing IT systems and bring valuable content up to the surface.
My Lesson #3
Enterprise 2.0 builds on the importance of finding the right person(s) and not only the right content to get hold the information you need.
My Lesson #4
Enterprise 2.0 is about putting user needs first - acknowloging that we are social creatures - to make the business more productive and efficient from grass-root level and up.