Should Facebook Be Banned from Work? - Facebook Threatens Intellectual Property

By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2008-04-09 Email Print this article Print

Facebook is a wildly popular social network, with more than 68 million users and counting. But is Facebook chewing up too much of corporate employees' time? Are employees risking their companies' intellectual property by using Facebook? During a debate at the Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2008 on April 7, Gartner analyst Nikos Drakos argued that Facebook should be banned, while Gartner's Ray Valdes defended the social network.


If organizations let their employees spend time on Facebook, argued Drakos, they may reveal confidential information, perhaps even revealing tips that would help rivals gain competitive advantage.


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