Published Date 3/26/08 5:51 PM
A new, large scale survey was launched last week to create a baseline map of how social software is being used in the enterprise. The research, which will be shared with participants under a creative commons license, will uncover experiences organizations are having as they plan and implement social software. Readers are encouraged to take the survey by visiting the website: http://www.essresearch.com/ieee. The researchers, Mike Reid and Christian Gray, would like participants to complete the survey before March 21. Recently they have been writing about the topic for Searcher magazine. Data collection will include; types of implementations, plans and strategies for implementation, departments and functions served, vendors selected, criteria for vendor selection, budget, impetus for implementation, criteria for success, how users measure success, level of internal support, and the impact on the organization. The survey is targeted for a broad base of private sector, public sector, and non-profit organizations. It will be analyzed by researchers and data analysts with Sector Intelligence (www.sectorintelligence.com), an independent market intelligence firm, and Datacollection-tools, an online survey implementer.