Enterprise Applications Infrastructures and
Solutions. The interoperable enterprise applications and
solutions array of the future is possible with the capabilities
present in the latest releases of todays generation of technology
products. What is lacking is enterprise capability to deploy these
new solutions, guided by VOI and strategic intent. Over the next
five years (20032007), enterprises will develop the solutions,
capabilities, and relationships necessary to achieve this goal.
Development of Community of Practice Model.
Communities of practice are the dominant organizational models for
knowledge creation and sharing. The level of awareness of community
of practice principles varies from industry to industry, but between
20032008, this concept will prosper in all settings.
Mobile Work and Learning Pilots. Today,
leading-edge enterprises are developing wireless environments and
launching pilot programs to facilitate mobile work and learning
activities. Over the next two years (20032004), most enterprises
will use such pilots to develop mobile and even ambient environments.
Enterprise-based Development of Ambient Intelligence
Environments. The mobile work and learning pilots will lead
to more ambitious infrastructure and application development in
Full Ambient Intelligence Environments as Described
in ISTAG Report. By 2009
2010, the fully functional ambient environment could be put in place,
as described by the European IST Advisory Group in its scenario
report (supported by inputs from 35 European experts). Five ISTAG
elements come together sufficiently to support ambient intelligence:
1) very unobtrusive hardware, 2) seamless mobile/fixed Web-based
communications infrastructure, 3) dynamic and massively distributed
device networks, 4) natural feeling human interfaces, and 5) dependability
Reinvention of Best Practices,
Business Models and Strategies
Even today, some leading-edge enterprises are engaged
in the first waves of reinvention enabled by knowledge interoperability
standards and infrastructure development. By all reasonable accounts,
we can expect a significant acceleration in the reinvention of best
practices for learning and knowledge management after 20052006.
In addition, reinvention in business models will be driven by the
emergence of new best practices, probably after 20022007.
Finally, enterprise strategies for knowledge are beginning to be
reinvented now and will have substantially developed by 2007
2008. These processes of reinvention will be continuous and ongoing.
Put simply, the prevailing judgment of practitioners
and technologists is that by 2010, it is feasible that all of the
pieces will be in place to support ambient environments and the
new ways of experiencing knowledge presented in Chapter 1. There
remains the prevailing question: to what extent will enterprises
reinvent their knowledge ecologies, business practices, business
model, and strategies to take advantage of their e-knowledge opportunities?
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