Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Facebook for Corporations

Here's an idea, Facebook programmers: Roll out a secure, social networking environment that exists only inside a company's firewall; to be used for communication, collaboration, and file sharing.  Corporations are clamoring for such a solution, and a lot of sub-par offerings are out there.  Facebook is an interface that people are already familiar with, and would expedite social interactions within the company. 

You would have to upgrade the "security" of the brand to convince skeptical IT folks, but it's certainly doable.  By selling this as a service, you would then have a business model with a solid revenue stream not dependent on web advertising.

CATEGORY: Business, Social, Internet, IT
IDEATION: June 2012


  1. Microsoft now has an offering along these lines called "Yammer":

    "Yammer is a Private Social Network for Your Company. Collaborate securely across departments, geographies, content and business applications."

  2. I work for a company that uses Yammer to the "game changer" level in terms of connecting jobsite construction managers to in the office teams trying to win work.

    Well Done.