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To Block or Not?

By kellybriefworld ·
I am exploring what the fine line is between social media productivity in terms of safety for the company network. If we can block the most virus prone parts of social media while letting employees access those that increase productivity, how can we get IT departments to get on board? There really is no one size fits all approach when looking towards social media's role at various companies. I?m a consultant working with Palo Alto Networks, a network security company that helps enterprises manage social networking apps on the corporate network. IT departments are stuck between a rock and a hard place. They know that end-users and the business units will revolt if these apps are outright blocked. At the same time, they know these apps carry risks and can?t leave them unchecked. It requires a good balance between enablement and security. There is a good whitepaper on the subject of blocking social networking apps, ?To Block or Not. Is that the question??
http://bit.ly/d2NZRp
It has lots of insightful and useful information about identifying and controlling Enterprise 2.0 apps (Facebook, Twitter, Skype, AIM, SharePoint, etc.)
Let me know what you think!
Kelly@briefworld.com
Share it with your IT Dept.

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"I am exploring what the fine line is..."

by CharlieSpencer In reply to To Block or Not?

No, you're exploring how many times you can post the same link on this site before your account gets shut down. You've already posted this twice to the "CIOs say IT shouldn't block social sites" discussion, spammer.

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Developing a discussion across the board

by kellybriefworld In reply to "I am exploring what the ...

I am sorry you don't find value in this but I am trying to develop candid conversation around social media security in the workplace. This is why I am reaching out. Feel free to not engage if you aren't interested.

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Candid conversation or sales pitch

by JamesRL In reply to Developing a discussion a ...

You clearly don't know the difference.

Feel free to leave if all you want to do is sell us stuff.

Do you know how I make up my mind on which vendors I will exclude from a purchasing decision? I exclude companies that employ spammers like you.

James

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We'll let the moderators decide.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Developing a discussion a ...

From here it looks like you've repeatedly posted the same link to a Palo Alto Networks white paper. If you want to advertise your services, pay to have your white paper offered here and support this site; that's what your competitors do.

If you really want to 'develop a candid conversation', you would participate in the existing social media discussions beyond simply posting a link to your corporate offerings. There are plenty of them ongoing; feel free to respond to other users and express your own opinions, beyond those of your employer.

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