by Phil Green, Inmagic, IT Business Edge

Many analysts are predicting 2010 to be the year of collaboration. In a recent study of IT strategists, Forrester found 70 percent of respondents believe collaboration technology will significantly cut decision making time and improve productivity this year. Couple that with Forrester’s Global Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Survey, which found 61 percent of organizations believe “content sharing” is a major ECM investment driver, and it’s clear business leaders have recognized the collaboration imperative.

Now the challenge is how best to address that imperative. Business leaders are increasingly focused on ways to enable faster, more cost-effective sharing, teaming, and learning among employees. In particular, they’re looking at social media technology as a means to this end, and determining how it can be used inside the firewall to foster collaboration and achieve business benefits. More >