May 09, 2012
As corporations continue to struggle over the decision to ban or allow unrestricted access to social media, the medium continues to build momentum as a modern business tool. Further, employees are increasingly mobile, accessing social applications from their own devices on the corporate network. It's a runaway train, so businesses are on the hook to enable social media in a way that balances security and privacy concerns with productivity and business enablement.
The key to the right social media policy is to understand the usage patterns and the business case, as well as the risks, and weight these appropriately to make the best decision for the business and its employees.