Yesterday night (day in the US) there was a great debate on at ZDNet between Dion Hinchcliffe & Dennis Howlett along with a great public backchannel discussion on twitter on the hashtag #socentrf. You can read the great debate about social enterprise here: http://www.zdnet.com/debate/social-enterprise-real-or-fiction/6346201?tag=content;siu-container.
Allegedly the trigger for this great debate was the recent Altimeter research findings on social enterprise adoption & maturity: http://www.altimetergroup.com/2012/02/making-the-business-case-for-enterprise-social-networks.html.
I am yet to review the report as requested by Jeremiah Owyang, but another Enterprise 2.0 veteran, Sameer Patel, has a great post that builds on the report: http://www.pretzellogic.org/blog/2012/02/27/social-business-facts-and-fiction/.
Amidst all this hullaballoo about Social Enterprise (thanks to SFDC) in the tech industry, people are forgetting the original definition of the term, coined by Md. Yunus, of the Grameen Bank & Nobel Prize fame. Owing to the limitation of twitter, I put out two cryptic tweets to bring this out: http://sfh.tumblr.com/post/18451016213/difference-between-social-enterprise-and-social.
Would definitely love to know your thoughts & views on what you feel is the best rationale for implementing a social platform inside an organization.