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Boost Collaboration With 'Social Everywhere' Application Architectures

Published: 21 May 2013

ID: G00236014

Analyst(s): Nikos Drakos


Social networking applications suffer from a lack of relevant business context while built-in collaboration is confined to applications that offer it. To help IT leaders in charge of collaboration initiatives, we identify five application architectures that blend social and business contexts.

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  • Key Challenges



  • IT Leaders Responsible for Collaboration Initiatives Should Articulate High-Impact "Social Everywhere" Scenarios
  • Assess the "Social Everywhere" Road Maps of Your Strategic Vendors, and Use Them to Develop Your Plans
  • Prepare to Address Legitimate Concerns and Mitigate Real Risks Associated With "Social Everywhere" Initiatives
    • Individuals Already Have Access to all Relevant Systems
    • Access Is Restricted on the Basis of Information Sensitivity
    • Information Is Only Available on a "Need to Know" Basis

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