Anshu followed up on the Enterprise 2.0 post I wrote on Monday with his own post. Despite being in the employ of the opposition, Anshu and I get along quite well and his comments on enterprise 2.0 reflect the reality that this is not some vendor specific scheme being cooked up and sold by the truckload… in fact one could easily argue that the technology implications of enterprise 2.0 are the least of anyone’s worries. I think that Anshu and I agree that the real implications of this stuff are how it’s sold and delivered, who is buying it, what their expectations are, and lastly, how a single vendor plays in a larger ecosystem.
If Enterprise 2.0 looks, feels and behaves like Web2.0 then why is it so hard. It is not hard, its hard for the existing enterprise applications that will in five years be legacy just as client-server applications became legacy and mainframe apps before that.