Enterprise Social Networks: Must-Have Features Guide
August 20, 2012 11:06 AM Confused by the bevy of vendors promising enterprise social nirvana? Tour the core capabilities that you need when implementing social-focused tools in the workplace.
There are several ways in which internal social networking platforms are different from--and much more than--Facebook for the enterprise, but many of them incorporate a look and feel similar to that of familiar external social networks, including Facebook and Twitter. This allows end users to feel almost immediately comfortable using a new internal platform, which should result in early, widespread, and enthusiastic adoption--key to any collaboration platform's success. NewsGator's Lookout interface combines elements of Facebook and Twitter, but also offers functionality that will be important specifically for internal business use.