This week I have authored the featured article on The InfoBOOM! community site (www.theinfoboom.com). The article is written for CIOs, CTOs, and IT Leaders who have yet to get involved in the social media or who are wondering how to implement social computing solutions.
If you know of any IT leaders, you may want to point them to the article. It will be interesting to hear from CIOs what their challenges are with this disruptive trend.
About The Article
The article, Opening the Social Computing Door, provides some guidance for CIOs and IT leaders on how they can start leveraging social computing in their careers and for the enterprises they serve. There is much work to do. My research has shown that there are a relatively few number of CIOs that are truly demonstrating leadership in the social media today.
I break the article up into four sections
- Participating in Conversations
- Gaining Business Leverage
- Getting Smarter
- Jumping In
I provide links to research I’ve done that shed some like on what leading CIOs are doing in the social media and how it can be leveraged in the enterprise environment. It’s my hope the article helps CIOs and IT leaders get started. I’d be interested in any feedback you may have.
The InfoBOOM! community has been developed via a partnership between CIO.com and IBM. The site is about a year old and is an online community environment that fosters the free exchange of ideas among experts, midmarket CIOs and technology leaders. The focus is on giving IT leaders at small and mid-sized firms the insights and perspectives they need on vital issues. Each week, a new expert is featured and an article is written by that expert that provides a point of view on an important topic. Then, Jim Malone, Senior Editorial Director a CIO.com authors a complementary or contrarian view. As a result of the two articles, important discussion and collaboration happens each week on the selected topic. Thus each week InfoBOOM! fosters open dialogue and contrary points of view between the editor, experts and members. I encourage you to check out the site at http://www.theinfoboom.com