Gigaom Research webinar: harnessing the tyranny of autonomy


Competitive markets require more speed and agility than traditional hierarchies can support. Decision-making is pushed to the edge. Beyond the edge, even, as companies incorporate their customers, suppliers, distributors and other members of their business ecosystem into day-to-day corporate planning. To some managers, this distribution looks like anarchy: autonomous teams with their own agendas, tools and data silos.

File-syncing-and-sharing platforms are emerging as the collaboration tool that perhaps best accommodates and coordinates these extended teams in the modern organization. But everyone has to play fair, and collaboration must integrate existing process-management tools, content management systems, email and SharePoint. Security and compliance continue to be essential underlying requirements for any external collaboration. A tool’s roots matter, too. Consumerized IT may be too consumery to be secure, and process-oriented collaboration may be too rigid to be adaptable.

In this webinar, our panel will address these topics:

  • What characterizes a company’s corporate collaborative DNA?
  • Which of the various collaboration tool types match up with distributed organizations?
  • How have the tools’ origins colored their focus, business model and feature prioritization?
  • How can managers assess the trade-offs of different approaches?

Speakers include:

  • David Card, VP Research, Gigaom Research
  • Stowe Boyd, researcher at large, Stowe Boyd
  • Larry Hawes, principal, Dow Brook Advisory Services
  • Sri Chilukuri, VP of Product Marketing, Intralinks

Register here to join Gigaom Research and our sponsor Intralinks for “Harnessing the tyranny of autonomy,” a free analyst webinar on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at 10 a.m. PT.

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