More companies are using web logs for internal communications and improving their business. Includes examples of businesses current use of weblogs, plus some products available.
Business use of web logs include:
At Community Connect engineers post updates about tasks like fixing servers or configuring software. Text is sent to a private site, like a status journal or engineering log book that managers can check to stay alert of project progress.
Google (Internet search services) uses blogs to communicate among employees and managers. Customers can also post thank you notes on a customer service oriented weblog.
Not business related, but good for the moral of a company, Notiva staff post photographs of vacations and the official rules for Foosball. Employees use weblogs for both interpersonal exchange and business communications.
Verizon Communications uses a Web log to collect news and intelligence about the industry and competitors. Employees can tag articles and comment on them, the weblog captures these comments better than email.
The Naval Undersea Warfare Center is experimenting with weblogs but found that without specific goals, weblogs can turn into a simple news gathering tool instead of a valuable tool for business exchange.