Friday, April 27, 2007


Enterprise Blogging

David Needle over at writes an interesting article about how companies are handling the expansion of blogs and wikis. Employees throughout organizations are creating blogs and wikis without IT department or management having knowledge.

"It's become a control problem," Kim Polese, CEO of SpikeSource, told "'A lot of companies are surprised to find out how many Web 2.0 applications are being used by their employees.'"

Needle then goes on to discuss SpikeSource, a tool which helps companies implement blogs and wikis in a controlled manner.

Apparently, many companies are very hesitant to letting employees start using wikis and blogs.

"With over 135,000 employees worldwide, Schueller said P&G is largely 'a command and control' organization that isn't ready to open the floodgates to blogging and wikis. 'We're doing a lot of experiments to understand what will work best.'"

Social media
are very frightening for organizations to consider, especially when thinking about just how much sensitive information employees can distribute at the click of the button.

It will be interesting to see how companies handle the proliferation of blogs and wikis.
These social media present great opportunities for collaboration and information sharing in organizations, but if they are created in an unstructured manner without corporate knowledge and approval they could become major headaches.

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