Meet One-On-One With Forrester Analysts At Our Business & Technology Leadership Forum 2008

Consistently rated as one of the most popular features of Forrester Events, one-on-one meetings give you the opportunity to discuss the unique technology issues facing your organization with Forrester analysts. Business & Technology Leadership Forum attendees may schedule up to two 20-minute one-on-one meetings with the Forrester analysts of their choice, depending on availability. Registered attendees will be able to schedule one-on-one meetings starting on Monday September 15, 2008. Book early!

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How do you think Technology Populism affects companies?

One week ago, I reached out to Max J. Pucher, founder of ISIS Payprus Software, to find out how he thought Technology Populism affected companies. Not only did he respond quickly, but he took the time to write an extensive blog post about his thoughts on the topic. Here are some of the highlights of his post.

First, let me tell you what Forrester defines as Technology Populism:

Forrester uses the term Technology Populism to convey that, essentially, today's software implementation inside an organization is driven by employees' individual preferences rather than that of IT departments. While this may not please IT managers, Forrester believes that instead of trying to block users, they should embrace both the rewards and the risks of Web 2.0 in the enterprise.

Although Max agrees that it is time for a change, he does not agree that this change should be called Technology Populism. He suggests that we use the term “IT User Rebellion,” which he explains to be the “dynamic, user oriented, freely customizable interfaces and functions that people find today on the Internet and in Web 2.0 applications.”

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