In a recent survey by Janco's policy management team found that only 10% of all enterprises had a social networking policy that covered both in office and out of office activities of employees, contractors, and associates.
Social networking is going corporate. The popular technology used by millions of people to share ideas and photos on MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn and others is catching on at companies to improve productivity and communication among workers. Private, internal social networks make sense as companies grapple with a slumping economy that has made travel cost-prohibitive even as workforces are spread out as never before.
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Janco recommends that companies embrace social networking because:
Social networking is going to happen - Workers increasingly have Internet access on their smart phones. By the year 2013, 43% of global mobile internet users (607.5 million people worldwide) will be accessing social networks from their mobile devices.
Most employeess will use it wisely and for the benefit of the enterprise - Some CIOs fear that social networking would lead to "Networking" instead of doing their jobs. Employees with proper training and guidance will use this new "technology" in ways that will enhance the enterprise's products ans services.
Social networks actually can make workers more productive - Three out of four of the 895 experts interviewed for the recent Pew Internet report The Future of the Internet IV, said that use of the Internet enhances and augments human intelligence, and two-thirds said use of the Internet has improved reading, writing, and rendering of knowledge.
Great ideas are gems that are ready to be found on social networks - Great ideas can come from any level of a company. Using social networks internally (wikis, blogs, forums, even IM) fosters collaboration, and allows workers at all levels to contribute ideas.
Employees are trustworthy - Managers worry that employees will leak confidential information, or speak poorly of the company. but with the proper training and procedures in place this is a non-issue.
Today, more than ever, companies are confronted with a broad array of electronic document issues, including data retention policies and e-discovery during litigation. Failing to comply with rules regarding such electronic data can cost millions of dollars.
The Security template complies with Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, Cobit and mandated state requirements. The template includes a sensitive information policy and has been updates to include checklists for employee terminations and other security related forms. In the age of information, organizations live and die on one thing, information. "Security breaches can have dramatic impact the information assets of every organization", stated Janco's CEO. Therefore, implementing an understandable and useable set of security policies and procedures is a necessity.
Janco's Security Manual Template provides guidelines and actual policies and procedures for any organizations. It is a model any sized organization can use. It is comprehensive without being wordy or pedantic. The processes created are concise and easily understood by all employees. "The template has checklists and examples of what is needed to get secure information assets, systems and networks. Janco's work with clients who have suffered security breaches has been used in creation of this inexpensive template", asserted the CEO. "The template is the blueprint that can be used by any organization".