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Five Ways SVM Enables Social While Protecting The Company's Interests

September 27, 2010

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Recent Forrester data about the role of social technology in the enterprise confirms what many business professionals already suspect: more people are using social technologies, and these technologies are being used in diverse business applications. But even as the use of social technologies grows, far too many sourcing and vendor management (SVM) professionals seem content to sit on the sidelines — letting individual social tools' usage grow organically within the company, with minimal regard for long-term sourcing considerations. SVM professionals who want to play a more proactive role in their business — and contribute to more cutting-edge business innovation — need to find ways to support social technology initiatives while also protecting long-term company interests. In this document, we highlight five areas where SVM can contribute unique capabilities to social technology strategy and in the process empower a new era of information workers.

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