Social networking is no longer just social Businesses are realizing the value

Social networking is no longer just social businesses

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grown exponentially in sheer numbers and in applications available.• Social networking is no longer just “social.” Businesses are realizing the value of providing easy ways for interaction workers to share ideas and collaborate with each other.• Wikis are ideal tools for storing and sharing company knowledge and insights. They are often easier to use and cheaper than more proprietary knowledge management systems. They also provide a more dynamic and current repository of knowledge than other systems.• Virtual worlds house online meetings, training sessions, and “lounges” where real-world peoplemeet, interact, and exchange ideas.• Google Apps/Google sites allow users to quickly create online group-editable Web sites that include calendars, text, spreadsheets, and videos for private, group, or public viewing and editing.• Microsoft SharePoint software makes it possible for employees to share their Office documents and collaborate on projects using Office documents as the foundation. 5. What is the role of the information systems function in a business?Describe how the information systems function supports a business.
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