My company is cool. In the last 24 hours we've brought online a pilot project which is one of the very first, if not the first, internal corporate social networking / tagging applications. By internal I mean the service and server are running inside our network domain, yet our employees will be able to tag both internal and external content. Although we are working with a company named ConnectBeam, you should also review other tagging solutions as complied by IT|Redux.
Okay, why is this cool? Well ... this application is inside our firewall and will allow our engineers to perform knowledge discovery, research and sharing across the miles ... even if they don't know each other! ConnectBeam works in tandem with our internal Google search appliance. Over the next few weeks we will conduct our final tests before rolling out our application later this Spring. Here are two screenshots that review some basic concepts:
- Old style search
- New style search
Click upon any thumbnail to enlarge (some of my prior posts on this topic)