I’ve spent a lot of time in Israel over the years, the vast majority of my relatives live there and I have a soft spot for the place, tortured and torturous though it is. I’m always staggered to see the amount of Hi-Tech IP that a tiny, security-challenged, geographically isolated and resource poor country can produce. From world leading irrigation technologies to a wealth of software and hardware products.
I’m also an evangelist for Web 2.0 as an enabler and somewhat incredulous that enterprise would see it as a threat and ban it from their workplaces.
Put Israel and Web 2.0 for enterprise together and what do you have? WorkLight, an application that allows Facebook functinality with a secure enterprise grade overlay. WorkLight have this to say about their offering;
WorkBook allows employees to securely interact with their peers using the hugely-popular Facebook service. WorkBook combines all the capabilities of Facebook with all the controls of a corporate environment, including integration with existing enterprise security services and information sources. With WorkBook, employees can find and stay in touch with corporate colleagues, publish company-related news, create bookmarks to enterprise application data and securely share the bookmarks with authorized colleagues, update on status change and get general company news. Employees can freely use Facebook, with the WorkBook overlay, with no danger of information leaking outside the organization or access being granted to unauthorized personnel.
Well done WorkLight – Kol Ha Kavod!