CMS Watch Releases Survey on Enterprise Social Computing Needs

Jan 20, 2009

2009 is seeing LinkedIn moving more rapidly to address enterprise social computing needs than Facebook, according to new research by independent analyst firm, CMS Watch. CMS Watch released an update to its 510-page Enterprise Social Software & Collaboration Report 2009, which evaluates twenty-six social computing platforms against eleven potential enterprise use-cases. Vendors reviewed include IBM, Microsoft, Google, Oracle, Jive, Telligent, Awareness, Drupal, SocialText, Lithium, and Ning, as well as Facebook and LinkedIn. LinkedIn outperformed Facebook in CMS Watch's "Professional Networking" and "Community of Practice" scenarios. The report also found that from a functional standpoint, LinkedIn surpasses Facebook in Information Filtering and Discussion, although neither platform provides the broader Blog, Wiki, and Project Tracking services that support broader enterprise collaboration.