This site will look much better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device.





IT news articles from ihotdesk
E-mail article
Print article
Complete a contact form
Contact us
Have a representative from ihotdesk call you
Request a
call back


Articles/News

Return to article list

Business must embrace social networking

Communications
Outsourcing
Product
Project
Security
SME IT
Software services
Get the hotNews RSS Feed
click here

News Archive

Year Category  
2008 Outsourcing 75
2008 Software services 8
2008 Project 3
2008 Security 35
2008 Product 23
2008 Communications 69
2008 SME IT 83
2007 Outsourcing 252
2007 Software services 165
2007 Project 158
2007 Security 120
2007 Product 146
2007 Communications 82
2007 SME IT 14
2006 Outsourcing 123
2006 Software services 133
2006 Project 46
2006 Security 120
2006 Product 126

Breaking news from ihotdesk, the home of IT outsourcing in London:

Too many businesses see social networking media as a problem to be controlled, not as an opportunity.

Category SME IT
17 March 2008
 
Too many businesses see social networking media as a problem to be controlled, not as an opportunity.

The boss who spends his or her time worrying about employees wasting time on Facebook is missing the possibilities for staff engagement and communication offered by integrating social networking functions into corporate intranets.

New research from Watson Wyatt Worldwide suggests that the attitude of employers to social networking technology today is the same as it was to the internet itself a decade ago, with fear of lost productivity prominent.

Now as then, the company argues, businesses should aim to harness the benefits while limiting the capacity for abuse, by setting clear guidance for use while putting social media to productive ends.

"When properly rolled out, social media and Enterprise 2.0 tools can help companies meet their No. 1 internal communication goal - engaging employees," said global intranet and portal leader at Watson Wyatt, Michael Rudnick.

"Instead of simply mass emailing information or posting to an intranet in hopes employees will see it, social media tools help employees actively participate in creating and sharing information. This shift to employee- generated content has resulted in employees' becoming more engaged online."

Transforming a static intranet into a socially networked one can have significant effects in terms of employee usage and interest, Watson Wyatt stated.


ADNFCR-8000229-ID-18512067-ADNFCR© Adfero Ltd
Related articles
'Download speeds still inconsistent'
'Businesses leave IT security gates open'
'Direct marketing for all', thanks to internet
'Check-ups improve PC efficiency'
'Mobile email should decrease work stress'

Read all news