E2.0 Top 20: Is it safe to let everyone in the company freely share information or do we need to impose some form of control?
By Kellsey Ruppel on May 24, 2011
We're continuing on in our "Top 20 Enterprise 2.0" Questions & Answers series! In the coming weeks, we'll be posting topics around some of the challenges, best practices and strategies regarding Enterprise 2.0 adoption. We hope you'll join in the conversations!
E2.0 Top 20 #17: Is it safe to let everyone in the company freely share information or do we need to impose some form of control?
Some form of control is absolutely necessary! Within the boundaries of the enterprise there is a definite need to be able to restrict and control the information people are specifying and accessing, to be able to have high availability and redundancy, and to be able to restore backups whenever necessary. For this reason it is very important to use enterprise software designed for these scenarios, and the assistance from experienced implementers to ensure necessary governance processes are followed. The challenge now is that organizations must redefine how they deal with security and privacy issues and extend how they think about control and governance in order to deal with social technologies that are much more distributed, informal, and ubiquitous than anything that we have known previously. Looking to learn more?