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Profiling Enterprise IT’s Social Networking Policies

By annie shum | October 21, 2009

Anti-social media?

More than half of CIOs surveyed by placement firm Robert Half Technology said that their organizations prohibit any use of social-networking tools such as Twitter, Facebook and
MySpace. Dave Willmer, executive director of Robert Half Technology, said it is understandable that some companies would limit employee access to social-networking sites because usage can divert users’ attention from their priorities, but that for some professions the sites can be leveraged “as effective business tools.” He said common sense should dictate how social-networking tools are used, even during business hours.

Which of the following most closely describes your company’s policy on visiting social networking sites, such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, while at work?

Prohibited completely

Permitted for business use only

Permitted for limited personal use

Permitted for any personal use

Don’t know/No answer

Base: 1,400 CIOs interviewed by phone

Source: Robert Half Technology

By Jackie Noblett, Oct 21, 2009

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