Interesting commentary in Irish Times today (http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/finance/2008/1121/1227137519515.html) re Web 2.0. Without doubt web 2.0 is one of the areas companies will look to 'make IT pay'. There are real opportunities for payback on previous investments in IT through exploiting relatively cheap investments in web 2.0. An excellent example is the number of companies who already have copies of WSS 3.0 (Windows SharePoint Services) but are not using it. This is the foundation for SharePoint and includes lots of functionality which can be deployed across organisations to support collaboration, teamwork, document management, knowledge management.
Everything we see internationally suggests that Irish business should be looking to drive the adoption of enterprise 2.0 and web 2.0.