ITBusinessEdge – Enterprise Social Networking Meets ECM

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Every once in a while two classes of software come together in a way that has real potential to change the way we work. Most workflow today is wrapped around email systems that basically require people to asynchronously send around updates to a document as an attachment. This not only winds up consuming a phenomenal amount of storage space, it also results in people having a tough time keeping track of which version of the document floating around the email system is the most current.

With the advent of enterprise social networking systems, we’re starting to see some fundamental changes to the workflow process. Instead of relying on email, people are starting to use enterprise social networking software to collaboratively work together. The problem is that most of these social networking applications don’t have a repository that allows the final document to be stored and then shared with the rest of the business or the outside world.

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