While many of Facebook's 500 million users waste part of their days growing virtual crops or committing imaginary crimes, there are many Facebook applications designed to actually improve business productivity. There are more than 550,000 active applications on the Facebook platform, according to the social network, with many designed specifically to improve business practices or better-integrate Facebook into a company's operations. Many business apps are free. Often, fee-based apps offer a bas
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Administrators of Facebook groups and pages are well aware of the value promotions can bring. And Wildfire Interactive's Promotions app makes it easy to add giveaways, sweepstakes, coupon giveaways, special deals and contests to a Facebook fan page. Simply go to developer Wildfire , create a free account and connect the registered app to the Facebook group or page. At that point, the promotions created using a step-by-step process will populate the fan page or group page tab.
Google in the Enterprise SurveyThere's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.