Quietly, IBM becomes the enterprise Facebook


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As detailed by the New York Times’ Steve Lohr, the company’s Connections division, which was founded in 2007 and sells social networking and collaboration software, has amassed a customer base in the tens of thousands. Some of those customers are building impressive internal social networks. TD Bank, for instance, has some 43,000 users on its Canadian social network, which is used to facilitate communication and knowledge sharing amongst employees.

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