Recent prolific advances in Internet technologies, mobile devices, and social computing hold the promise to change the way enterprises engage with and manage their workforce. These emergent technologies combined with a drive to be more agile and efficient are pushing enterprises to revisit their current enterprise application environments.
This paper explores the current state of enterprise technology environments while outlining a new model for next-generation business applications. These next-generation applications are architected at their core to take advantage of the latest emerging technologies. The end-user experience is rightfully brought to the forefront while complicated, disparate systems give way to a unified, engaging social business solution environment. Powerful, flexible technology platforms enable rapid configuration with new versions seamlessly released via an on-demand deployment model.