Microsoft - A Model For The Networked Organization?

David Crockett
Industry Manager Knowledge Management, Microsoft EMEA, The Netherlands.

The co-founder, Chairman and Chief Software Architect of Microsoft Corporation, Bill Gates, recently published the book Business @ the Speed of Thought, in which he set out to provide insight on the issues facing businesses today to managers in public and private organizations and to provide guidance on how technology can help them. The digital economy is bringing about major changes in customer expectations and behaviour and in the very nature of business. Companies need to respond to these changes in order to compete.

'Business is going to change more in the next ten years than it has in the last fifty … If the 1980s were about quality and the 1990s were about reengineering, then the 2000s will be about velocity.'

'How you gather, manage, and use information will determine whether you win or lose'. Business @ the Speed of Thought