Facebook grew out of Harvard; its name refers to the photo books of new students designed to help other students get to know them. Though wildly popular among consumers - many younger workers swear they couldn't live without it -- businesses are trying to figure out how social networking adds value at work. Microsoft, which owns a 1.6 percent share, recently expanded its search and advertising presence on Facebook. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the site has grown from 24 million users in 2007 to 90 million.


How to Control Email Before It Controls You

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Is SAP Jam Where Enterprise Social Is Headed?

The goal for SAP Jam enterprise social networking software is not just to boost collaboration but to make it easier for business people to find the right people, data and processes to do their jobs. More >

Word Games: Machine Translation and Speech Recognition Evolve

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How Intel Taps Into Its Internal Expertise

Intel CIO Kimberley S. Stevenson discusses the chip maker's social collaboration initiatives, including an internal version of LinkedIn for employees and a new document-sharing strategy.

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Taking a Good Look at the Cloud

Companies like SevOne have not been slow in targeting management capabilities specifically for dynamic cloud environments. As the company's Yama Habibzai explains, visibility into the cloud is the best defense against the unexpected.

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Harmon.ie's Outlook Integration Makes 'Social Enterprise' a Reality

Harmon.ie is a company with a unique approach to building the social enterprise: It integrates Sharepoint and Google Docs with Outlook so employees don't have to rework their routine to take More >

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