Socialware: Integrate Social Tools in the Enterprise

It was only a matter of time before companies started to offer services that allowed bigger business to integrate and control the use of Social Tools in the Enterprise.  Enter Socialware.

Socialware provides the industry’s first social middleware platform, allowing you to transform public social networking sites into enterprise-grade channels for communication and collaboration. Learn how we can help you put social networks to work while adhering to corporate policy and industry regulations.

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With the older, castle-wall-focused corporate IT practices, these tools will be a necessity for some to control what employees can and can't do.  It will also be particularly important for preventing certain activities in social tools to meet Corporate Governance regulations until the Social Tools, or regulation, catch up to the reality of the situation.

The jury is still out as to whether these tools will be a necessity in the longer term.  My view is that as newer, more open and web focused, business management practices start to take hold, the command and control outcomes of these tools will be unnecessary.

(via ReadWriteWeb)