Symantec Finds Enterprises That Are Not Preserving Social Networking Business Content Risk Increased Litigation Costs and Company Reputation – MarketWatch

Symantec Corp. announced the findings of its 2011 Social Media Protection Flash Poll which examined how organizations protect themselves from negative consequences of using social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and other online forums. The poll revealed that social media is pervasive within the enterprise, and IT departments have good reason to be worried. The typical enterprise experienced nine social media incidents, such as employees posting confidential information publicly over the past year, with 94 percent suffering negative onsequences including damage to their reputations, loss of customer trust, data loss and lost revenue.

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