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Enterprise 2.0

How social software will change the future of work

About the Book

Social software has taken the Internet by storm, fuelling huge growth in collaborative authoring platforms (such as blogs, wikis and podcasts) and massive expansion in social networking communities. These technologies have generated an unprecedented level of consumer participation and it is now time for businesses to embrace them as part of their own information and knowledge management strategies. 

Enterprise 2.0 is one of the first books to explain the impact that social software will have inside the corporate firewall, and ultimately how staff will work together in the future. Niall Cook helps you to navigate this emerging landscape and introduces the key concepts that make up 'Enterprise 2.0'. The 4Cs model at the heart of the book uses practical examples from well known companies in a range of industry sectors to illustrate how to apply Enterprise 2.0 to encourage communication, cooperation, collaboration and connection between employees and customers in your own company. 

Erudite, well-researched and highly readable, this book is essential for anyone involved in knowledge, information and library management, as well as those implementing social software tools inside organizations. It will also appeal to marketing, advertising, public relations and internal communications professionals who need to exploit the opportunities social software offers for significant business impact and competitive advantage.

About the Author

Niall Cook
Niall Cook

Niall Cook is an entrepreneur, consultant and author with over 15 years’ digital strategy experience. He was Global Head of Marketing Technology at global PR consultancy Hill & Knowlton (now H+K Strategies) where he oversaw the firm's digital and social media strategy and consulted for clients including Allianz, HP, HSBC, LG and SABIC.

An expert in the application of social media to PR and communications, in 2011 he co-founded a social media benchmarking consultancy to help organisations improve their social media performance through evidence-based measurement.

See more at: http://www.niallcook.com/about/

Table of Contents

Foreword by Don Tapscott

Introduction

Part I: Social media and social software

  • The social media explosion
  • The birth of social software
  • Social software in the enterprise

Part II: The 4Cs approach

  • Communication
  • Cooperation
  • Collaboration
  • Connection

Part III: Implementing social software in the enterprise

  • Models for success (and failure)
  • Implementation and adoption

Part IV: Social software outside the enterprise

  • Join the conversation
  • Afterword

Literature review

References

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