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Microsoft says social tools help foster productivity, but many disagree

Mark Hachman | May 29, 2013
Microsoft research released Tuesday reveals a split in the way businesses view social tools, enhancing collaboration but also providing security risks.

That's not to say that employers have wholeheartedly embraced social tools, however. Within the United States, for example, 55 percent of those polled said that social tools are a "distraction" in the workplace, and 49 percent said that they believed that management looked upon social networks as an intentional or unintentional way to leak sensitive company information.

Microsoft published a summary of its findings on its Web site.

 

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