Social networking tools for enterprises 3


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Social networking tools for enterprises 3

  1. 1. Social Networking Tools for Enterprises- the way ahead
  2. 2. NO DIFFERENCE <ul><li>There is actually no difference between Social Networking Tools for Enterprises and Social Networking Tools for Individuals </li></ul><ul><li>There is only a focus change (and availability of a big budget spend) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Are these the tools? <ul><li>hypertext and unstructured search tools </li></ul><ul><li>wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Microblogging </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs/Weblogs for storytelling and sharing personal knowledge and experiences </li></ul><ul><li>enterprise social bookmarking for tagging and building organizational knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>RSS and Activity Streams for signaling </li></ul><ul><li>collaborative planning software for peer-based project planning and management </li></ul><ul><li>ideas banks for ideation (idea generation) </li></ul><ul><li>mashups for visualization </li></ul><ul><li>prediction markets for forecasting and identifying risks. </li></ul><ul><li>Social Profile for displaying user's Social Graph (Following / Following) and Activity Stream (micro-blog). Profiles may optionally display user's interests and expertise for expertise search </li></ul><ul><li>Social Search </li></ul>
  4. 4. Main tools (used by individuals)are <ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Face-book </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>U Tube </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprises may use TOOLS to use these tools </li></ul>
  5. 5. Path Ahead <ul><li>While many organizations are seeking to ban popular social networking tools (Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, U Tube etc ) from the workplace, others are busy building a case for them. </li></ul><ul><li>There are pros of using social networking tools as part of your enterprise collaboration strategy. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Social...word... developing <ul><li>The word &quot;social&quot; draws up a lot of bad vibes in the enterprise community, mainly because of the fear that people will spend too much time socializing and not enough time working. </li></ul><ul><li>But now that things are shifting, and enterprise solutions are being built to look, feel and operate just like Facebook </li></ul>
  7. 7. Path Ahead <ul><li>Handled correctly and stuck into a collaboration context, this could translate to an extremely cost-effective means of providing a workgroup solution, especially for groups who are in different organizations, locations etc. </li></ul>
  8. 8. New Ways Required <ul><li>Today's hyper-connected global economy requires completely new ways of collaborating and working together. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Directions for future <ul><li>The purpose of enterprise collaboration on an &quot;open&quot; network or platform would have to be defined. </li></ul><ul><li>All the external networks to the enterprise would have to be assumed to be accessible with little or no effort, therefore confidential and private data/info would have to be restricted. </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise collaboration tools have to provide a high enough level of security to be able to exchange data and info with confidence of privacy and data integrity being maintained. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Rakesh Sud [email_address]