There have been quite a few responses to my post about the state of enterprise RSS. Off blog Scott Niesen, Marketing Director for Attensa, has a go at articulating the value of what he calls a “managed RSS ecosystem”:
“Let’s start with a blinding flash of the obvious. Information Moves. It moves markets, innovation, time to market, price, profits and productivity. Enterprise RSS moves information“
Simon also adds his two cents worth, and also makes a similar point about how RSS moves information, and not just blogs and wikis:
“RSS is raising its head as part of the conversations going on around social software adoption within the enterprise. This is not necessarily a bad thing, syndicated content is certainly key to these tools and their success. But why are RSS and ATOM not been given more attention outside this context, as part of more strategic thinking? There is a lot more they can be used for than just blog feeds!“
And on blog there are whole bunch of more great comments.
BTW along the way I also discovered a couple of RSS-related bits and pieces:
- An old post from Anu Gupta, but a useful one that gets a hat tip for listing three RSS server options (Newsgator Enterprise, Attensa, and KnowNow Enterprise Syndication Solution) as part of a list of tools to power the internal blogosphere.
- Lisa Herrod, is presenting at a Web Standards meeting next month in Sydney on the usability of RSS.
I’m wondering, do we need to organise an Enterprise RSS Action Day or something to help kick start things?