January 22 2007
Looks like the advance coverage has started...
Many companies have already discovered the benefits of bringing social networking into their businesses, but so far most of the tools available to them have focused on a specific element of social networking, like blogging.Link: New York Times: I.B.M. to Introduce Workers' Networking Software >
"I talk to corporate clients every day, and I'm finding the topic of social networking comes up all the time," Ms. Driver said. "What I.B.M. has done validates the use of social computing tools for businesses."
Lotus Connections has five components -- activities, communities, dogear (a bookmarking system), profiles and blogs -- aimed at helping experts within a company connect and build new relationships based on their individual needs.