IT has the most knowledge and skills to physically deploy collaboration tools for an organization. But for the deployment to ultimately be successful and maximize value, political skills may carry the day.

In an interview with Scott Ryser, a collaboration consultant to the intelligence community, Ryser claims a vital component to successful collaboration is “no programs without political juice.” That is, an organization needs “a champion with clout, supported by a cross functional team of people with a good mix of experience, credentials and authority.”  Is Ryser right?

What do you think – is this Ripe, and political skills are critical to successful adoption of collaborative technology, or is this Hype, and political skills aren’t critical?

Learn more about Collaboration solutions from Logicalis & Cisco by registering for our upcoming Collaboration Technologies Event on Thursday, February 2, 2012. Register on our Facebook tab and receive a $50 Amazon.com gift card after you attend!

[poll id=”127″]