Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Will Microsoft Become Facebook for the Enterprise?

This is an interesting article which I found via the Microsoft Sharepoint Blog. The article discusses the deployment of a Social Network Service to 110,000 users at Wachovia Bank not using one of the Big Social Networking applications but Microsoft Sharepoint 2007. The reasons behind this are quite simple;

"Microsoft has a relatively rich technology offering, with natural integration across different product sets," says Pete Fields, Wachovia's director of eBusiness for employees. "Desktop and productivity tools are still so Microsoft-centric that it made sense."

The network should also help Wachovia attract new talent as well. "A bright 26-year-old MBA will be seeing the tools and comparing them to what they use in own home" by this we can only assume they mean Facebook.

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