In my morning keynote at the recent Enterprise 2.0 conference I proposed the creation of a repository of enterprise 2.0 case studies that would itself adhere to E2.0 best practices — it would be freely editable and extensible, and have an emergent rather than an imposed structure. I heard expressions of interest in the idea throughout the rest of the day, and when I sat down to dinner with my friends from the enterprise wiki company Socialtext they volunteered their software and told me they’d already grabbed a great domain name — cases2.com (disclosure: Socialtext lets me use their software for free, but I have no financial interest in the company and have done no paid work for it.).
So now we need to populate this site with all things enterprise 2.0, and we need some help getting started. Cases2.com will be publicly available soon, but it’s not yet. When we open it up, we’d like to have some compelling initial content. We need a first set of case studies that will perform the same functions as the first few dollar bills in a tip jar: encouraging others to contribute, and showing them how.
If you have a good E2.0 case study or two and would like to share your experiences, please email me (using the button at the top of this page) and tell me a bit about it. If it sounds appropriate, I’ll send you a username and password for the current private version of the site. Please use the template you’ll find there to enter the details of your case study. And if you think the template isn’t doing a good job of capturing the important aspects, isn’t sufficiently user friendly, or could be improved in any way please use the site to suggest modifications.
Once we get enough cases up, we’ll open up the site to the entire Internet and see what happens. My grandiose vision is to have cases2.com become the clearinghouse for information from the front lines on this topic. I’d also consider it a good thing if the site came to contain information on E.20 vendors, consultants, writers and writings, etc., but let’s start with case studies. Let us know if you want to share one.