ANALYSIS – This Network World article raises an interesting question. And the answer is Facebook and other web 2.0 applications, can be considered enterprise applications when they are used internally as collaboration, education, and recruiting tools. This trend makes perfect sense for several reasons. First off, new employees are using these tools now and why not leverage that fact to attract the best talent. Plus, when new employees are hired, they will no doubt continue to use these applications and in fact will view it as acceptable work-hours activity. Finally these tools are indeed powerful and usable enough for enterprise purposes. The only question and possibly the biggest challenge is how to make sure the network remains protected and that usage privileges are not abused.
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