Enterprise Social Network is a new way of doing business in this highly competitive market. Though it has been proved beyond doubt that Enterprise social Network indeed helps in increased productivity of employees but many CIOs are still in a predicament whether to deploy this platform in their organization or not. Many CIOs feels that the main bone of contention is the data security of their organization since most of the ESN are available as a cloud service. But with the advancement of technology the cloud provide robust security features to protect data from unauthorized access.
ESN offers seamless platform for employees to connect, communicate and share this allows free flow of knowledge and information across the organization. Though ESN may not be on the priority list of CIOs to implement in their organization may be because they don’t have a proper strategy and long-term vision with ESN. CIOs who know that ESN is inevitable in the future organization have already geared up for its implementation and are laying out strategies and talking with new ESN vendors. Apart from solving common and important business problem ESN offers high scalability so that business can integrate process relative tools to carry on with their everyday work. Today many ESN comes with built-in tools like Project Management, CRM, ERP, HRM etc. This adds more functionality in the ESN and helps business grow.
The cloud based offering of ESN provides robust security features and hence there should not be any doubt in the minds of CIOs regarding the security of their data. It is imperative for CIOs to adopt this new way of doing business or they have to risk being left behind in the competition.