WorkLight Inc. is a company that hopes to bridge the gap between popular social networking applications and not-so-popular enterprise applications. The company takes existing sites and adapts them for business use. As of this month, the company offers software applications that work with fourteen of the most popular social networking properties including Facebook, MySpace, Netvibes, and iGoogle. WorkLight creates secure, scalable software that can run off a closed, private, enterprise server. The software then works with web-based applications to add an enterprise layer. On Facebook, for example, the WorkLight application is dubbed WorkBook.
The WorkBook application allows users to access new features within Facebook, such as connecting with collegues, sharing work-related news, joining work-related groups, and more. WorkLight’s products provide security functionality so that all enterprise data remains safe and secure.
With WorkLight’s customized tools, businesses could increase employee productivity since the staff would either already know how to use the social applications and tools or would be able to learn them quicker than the traditional enterprise applications. Learn more at WorkLight.