Have you seen an increase in the use of social media in the workplace?
A recent article from Media Post’s Eric Sass states that social media use on workplace computers increased a remarkable 300% between mid-2010 and mid- 2011.
The article further states that “The stats are pretty impressive. Social networking’s overall bandwidth consumption — including Facebook Apps, Social Plugins, and posting — jumped from 5% of total bandwidth in October 2010 to 25% in December 2011. Twitter alone saw at-work browsing increase 700%. In technical parlance, this is ‘a lot.’”
Here is how Palo Alto Networks put the information together in an infographic:
There is no doubt social networking in enterprises is here to stay. Now, how can we use this social force to promote training and learning in the enterprise?
Visit http://interactyx.com to learn about a social learning management system (LMS) called TOPYX that can help you leverage informal knowledge with social learning tools. As this trend of using social media in the workplace continues, you can securely enhance how employees collaborate and stay engaged.
Jeffrey A. Roth
Vice President, Marketing and Communications