Social and business networking sites are changing the way people talk online. Sites like Facebook, MySpace and Bebo help friends stay in touch while LinkedIn and Plaxo mainly connect business users. They are very popular but present new challenges to IT managers. They seem to have come out of nowhere. For example, Facebook currently has 70m users, 40% of which are located in the US. The rapid growth of such sites is part of the problem. Companies risk being caught off guard. Learn how to protect your business from threats posed by online social networking in this 7 Step Guide for IT Managers.
According to recent surveys, employee social networking is growing rapidly. Learn the pros and cons of employee social networking, from creating business development opportunities to just goofing off. Also, learn how social networking is raising new challenges for enterprise security, and the distinct advantages of implementing MessageLabs Web Services.
Published By: Clearswift
Published Date: Jun 09, 2008
Anyone who spends any time online cannot have failed to notice. People are using the Web in new ways; ways that make the 'brochureware' of the early Web experience look and feel decidedly flat. It's a new world, characterised by a wave of new jargon, brands and web based experiences. MySpace. FaceBook. Wikipedia. Flickr. Twitter. YouTube. Mashups. Blogs. Newsfeeds. Download this white paper for a simple guide to the terms, opportunities and threats that Web 2.0 poses.
Published By: Clearswift
Published Date: Jun 09, 2008
Websites that did not exist five years ago are now at the top of the most visited and used sites on the Web. Yesterday's teenagers and college students, who have grown up using MySpace, YouTube and other Web 2.0 sites are bringing their social habits into the workplace, and creating a number of challenges for employers.
As the Internet evolves, users become more and more savvy about what they want from the experience. Web sites are updated daily when they used to change monthly, and social networking sites such as Facebook and Myspace are checked more often than e-mail. Users know what they want and where to get it.
In this free 15-minute podcast, Laura Ramos of Forrester Research explains how B2B marketers can leverage Web 2.0. Listen at your desk or on the road and discover: how to enhance marketing ROI by driving real engagement and dialog ... how to reach key decision-makers ... reasons behind the move from demand generation toward more organic demand management ... and more. Understanding Web 2.0 tactics is a must for B2B marketers who want to compete. Find out why; listen to this free podcast now.
Social media, blogs and the proliferation of mobile devices have dramatically altered the corporate communications landscape. It's no longer a question of whether your PR team should get involved, but rather how to get involved and what digital media practices will best serve your goals.
Breakout Solutions is pioneering the way in which organizations utilize Social Media to meet their online promotional objectives. Our proprietary video contest platform provides a turnkey solution for organizations that value interacting and communicating directly with their target market through social media. Web 2.0, has led to a more interactive and social landscape where content is no longer king, conversation is. Breakout Solutions can help your brand become a part of these conversations so that you have a better understanding of how others view your brand and utilize your products and services.
Enabling people to register using an existing identity from Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo,
or other provider is one of the most powerful registration tools to emerge in the last
few years. Registering people through an established online identity not only
streamlines the registration process but also gives your business a head start on
building deeper relationships with them.
Not doing Social Publishing? You’re behind. Social technologies on the web have changed forever how organizations of all sizes interact with their customers to gather feedback, improve customer service, and protect and grow their brands. Effective web content management must now include social and community capabilities.
In this follow-up to their preholiday study of 12 of the season's most talked about products and retailers, Oneupweb looks at how these companies' online social media marketing strategies played out during the 2007 holidays. See what worked, why, and what social media marketing tactics you should be considering in 2008.
TV 2.0 offers TV Viewing PLUS complete control of all PC applications from the comfort of your couch. The complete convergence of the PC and TV has arrived. Read more in this white paper by Icron Technologies Corporation.
Even though you may not be familiar with the term “social media”, chances are you’ve heard about it or maybe even are using it to communicate in your personal life. But is social media successfully making the crossover from personal pastime to business tool? This blue paper outlines the different types of tools in the social media toolkit and proposes ways they can be used to promote your brand, communicate with your customers and help grow your business.
Does your workforce have a social media policy established? According to a study commissioned by Robert Half Technology, an IT staffing company, "Fifty-four percent of U.S. companies say they've banned workers from using social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and MySpace, while on the job."