May 192011

Yesterday, we had an interactive and lively discussion regarding Facebook.  Our special guest was Kristin Burnham, Web 2.0 Advisor.  Kristin has written extensively about the evolution and impact of Facebook. Please take a look at some of her writings I have also attached the slide presentation and the podcast for your review.

During our Q & A session, it became apparent that Facebook – with 500,000 million users (thanks for that info Bill Mountjoy) – is here to stay.  Each enterprise has different policies in dealing with Facebook use and the CIO’s involvement varies as well. I want to thank our CIOs for their participation and we were lucky to hear what is really going on within our members’ organizations and businesses.

Special Note: Our member Michael Sola with the National Wildlife Federation is really a pioneer in utilizing social media throughout the enterprise.  If you want to learn from this expert, please tweet with him on Twitter @michaelsola or read his blog.

Apr 182011

I am pleased to announce that Kristin Burnham, Web 2.0 Advisor, will be our special guest at our CIO Roundtable on May 18 at Noon. Kristin is well versed on all things Facebook and we look forward to a lively discussion with our CIO Executive Series members.

Facebook is on every CIOs mind, but many are unfamiliar with its implications for business – good and bad. Kristin has written quite extensively about Facebook and please read some of her recent articles.

10 Must-Have Facebook Apps and Add-Ons
Are you a Facebook user and a music- or movie-buff? Can’t wait for an official “Dislike” button? Or always looking to identify connections who’ve “unfriended” you? If so, download these 10 must-have Facebook apps and add-ons.
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Facebook Bible: Everything You Need to Know About Facebook Our Facebook guide delivers expert analysis on the latest Facebook developments, helpful tips, tricks and how-tos, and the latest updates on privacy, Facebook apps and more.
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Facebook Questions: 4 Warnings Before You Start
Facebook started rolling out the updated Questions platform to all users yesterday. But before you try it, consider some privacy, search and online reputation issues.
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Facebook Quick Tip: Enable Encryption to Avoid New Privacy Glitch
Some Facebook traffic this week took a misguided trip from AT&T servers through China and South Korea, exposing some user data. To protect yourself against such glitches, here’s how to enable Facebook’s HTTPS feature.
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Mar 232011

One question seems to be on every CIO’s mind…
How can our organization unlock YouTube, Twitter and Facebook and still be secure?  Well it can be done and here is a plan.

  • Virtual Applications set up in the DMZ
  • Kiosk Access
  • Set up a Virtual Internet Application Social Media Security Server  (See Diagram Below) in your DMZ to ensure you can give access to Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, LinkedIn, etc without compromising security
  • Kicker – Add a Separate Social Media non business grade line from Comcast to run streaming media and social media applications through.
  • Allow access to Facebook without compromising corporate bandwidth or adding virus and malware propagation risk through this channel by using Next Generation Firewalls through Sonicwall

If you have any questions or comments please email or tweet me!