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CIOs Wary of Social Network Use

SOCIAL NETWORKING—UK & U.S.

January 11, 2010

With an increasing number of employees and companies engaging professionally on social networking utilities such as Facebook and Twitter, CIOs remain wary of the potential impact on information security, reports NetworkWorld. Two recent polls show that more than half of U.S. CIOs have restricted access to social nets, and more than three quarters of UK companies do not use Twitter. But the reluctance of CIOs to embrace social nets does not reflect a changing business reality, according to IDC analyst Caroline Dangson. "This concept of trying to control or block [social media usage], it is not going to work," Dangson told NetworkWorld. "There's going to be a divide, with some companies that shun public social networks and are fearful of using them, and some who embrace it and take the risk."
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