Over 9.5 million people in Australia now use Facebook. The main purpose may be social, however the tool offers real opportunity for today’s businesses. Conversely, social media usage at the workplace can either dent productivity or reveal a competitive edge. Download to investigate the pros and cons of employee use of this tool.
This paper will discuss strategies for controlling a broad range of recreational Internet traffic such
as instant messaging, P2P file downloads and social networking activities that can significantly
slow business applications and impact employee productivity. By implementing a solution to
effectively detect, classify and control recreational traffic, including encrypted P2P traffic designed
to slip past corporate firewalls, organisations can improve employee productivity, accelerate
application response times, reclaim bandwidth for business-critical applications and defer costly
bandwidth upgrades. Read this whitepaper.
Social networking has revolutionised the way in which companies communicate with potential
customers and suppliers. However, the use of social-networking tools by a company and its
employees gives rise to a number of risks of which businesses should be aware. Read more.
Social media may have changed the way we do business, but the rules of engagement are still the same. Dynamic business environments call for flexibility. Context is everything when it comes to deciding what information needs to be blocked or controlled, and when. Read this whitepaper.
Social networks and collaborative technologies are now commonplace in many workplaces. Having
first been used “on the quiet” by highly-networked employees, in increasing numbers they are now being proactively used by businesses keen to connect more effectively with their internal and external audiences. Web collaboration is now viewed as critical to company success and as having multiple benefits and applications to the business. Read on.
Connect. Share. Work?
Facebook isn’t just a social networking tool. It’s a social phenomenon which poses a real dilemma for businesses. Allow employees access…and risk opening a potential Pandora’s box of problems? Go for a blanket ban…and lose a valuable channel of communication and collaboration? Opt for a compromise, with use permitted but limited in some way? This White Paper weighs up Facebook’s pros and cons, and shows how to keep your company safe – whatever policy you choose to implement.
Corporate use of social
networking is not just about
connecting with customers in new
ways. Deploying a well thought
out social media strategy can
change the way your organisation
collaborates internally and even
have an impact on the bottom
line. But once you’ve started,
steps need to be taken to
ensure the task doesn’t become
Enterprise communications will continue to undergo significant changes during the next decade,
as multimodal cloud services invade traditional communication products and services. Today’s
infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders need to understand 10 emerging trends that will influence
enterprise communications. These include technology innovation for multimodal communications
and collaboration, business imperatives for worker real-time connectivity, and enhanced cloud services
for lower cost delivery of applications.
Younger people may be driving
increased use of collaborative
working and social networking in
the enterprise, but the benefits
can be felt by everyone. To make
it happen, organisations need to
adopt a ‘people first’ approach.
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