Supporting Innovators and Early Adopters: A Technology Adoption Program Cookbook

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Published 28 December 2007

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IBM Form #: REDP-4374-00
(98 pages)

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Authors: Chris Almond, Avi Alkalay, Jen Bloom, Amy Chow, Felicity Peters, Rich Rogers, Christopher Wyble


This IBM Redpaper provides a strategic overview of the IBM® Chief Information Officer's Technology Adoption Program (TAP) within the IBM Corporation. We also provide a detailed description of the process management framework that supports the program.

This paper is for organizations that are considering the deployment of a similar program. We highlight the key internal organizational factors that contribute to the success of TAP, as well as the extent to which the program leverages the new collaborative community environment and technologies that are associated with the trends toward Web 2.0.

Leveraging Web 2.0 style community dynamics is key to the success of TAP so far. The TAP strategy focuses on supporting community dynamics within IBM. In this Redpaper, we highlight the importance of understanding what this means within an Enterprise 2.0 context.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Technology Adoption Program Overview
Chapter 2. Technology Adoption Program Framework
Chapter 3. Understanding community
Chapter 4. TAP design and implementation

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