Mapping Professional Networks

IBM’s Atlas tool aims to help businesses visualize connections between colleagues:

“Rob Koplowitz, an analyst with Forrester Research, says that employing social-computing features within a business is as important as using these tools for informal relationships. One key feature of social software designed particularly for businesses is its ability to protect sensitive data, he says: “I’m able to generate relationships and content that might not be appropriate outside of my enterprise. In the consumer space, you assume that the information is public, and that’s what you have access to.” But with software designed for large corporations, he says companies can assume that access is more secure, and they have the option to make more information available.”