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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Almost 12 million Facebook users have created virtual storefronts on the social media site, using the Payvment E-Commerce Storefront app. This free tool from Payvment lets e-tailers sell an unlimited number of items; includes built-in and full-featured storefront administrative capabilities, and launches in minutes, according to the developer. It supports multiple currencies and languages, as well as a number of payment options, and is used by more than 416,000 Facebook users.
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.