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April 8, 2013
Jacob Morgan The Evolution of the Networked Enterprise: New McKinsey Research
By Jacob Morgan
McKinsey just released some more research on the use of social and collaborative technologies within the enterprise. Not surprisingly they found that adoption levels are continuing to climb and are almost double what they were in 2009. The more important finding from the research they conducted was that organizations are moving beyond the experimentation phase with many of these tools and into more mainstream applications and deployments.

Although most of the executive respondents reported seeing benefits from deploying these tools, the research shows that these benefits have achieved a plateau. According to McKinsey:

Executives are optimistic but sober about the next leg of the social-technology pathway: they expect increases in employee productivity but also recognize the significant organizational barriers that prevent their companies from capturing the full potential of social tools. They also acknowledge the new open environment’s risks, including possible leaks of confidential information and intellectual property—yet [...]

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