Social intelligence is the practice of getting well with others and bringing them to your world. This exercise involves people’s skills of understanding social dynamics, and enough knowledge to enable one to interact well with others. Social intelligence is a great factor to be considered by any organization that wants to achieve its goals and objectives (Keyller, 2009). Linked intelligence is known to be the foundation of all things LinkedIn that is used by various people to interact with one another especially in the business world.
Currently, most of the businesses have ventured into transaction-processing software, this action is giving rise to investigations on how easily one can leverage these investments. Some tools are made available to make this happen such as executive dashboards and other deep transaction analysis schemes. Investors are urged first to understand how these devices can assist in obtaining the information to place them on a competitive edge. When such devices are applied wisely to the business operations, the investor is likely to have a positive outcome (Zhang, 2010). Competitive intelligence is the art of conducting competitor analysis by collecting and analyzing supplying intelligence about goods and services, potential customers, and competitors. The importance of such a practice is to assist executives and managers in producing strategic decisions that can help an organization. Competitor intelligence is mostly applied as an everyday business component to support the stock analysis and define the weaknesses in your competitor.
Most institutions have reorganized and re-engineered themselves, to fit in the rapidly changing environment. For any organization to be successful, they are required to keep on doing some modifications to meet the increasing demand in the market. Such changes may include adding or removing some systems, reallocating some resources, and fixing some equipment to keep the production high and continuous. The organization needs to understand the outcome of modifications concerning system performance, for it to make wise decisions on what to be replaced. This proves how complex a network can be for an effective organization (Keyller, 2009). A social network is a plan of interconnection among individuals, institutions, and other NODES. This plan indicates the interaction among the named components by financial, social units, of professional linkages. Through the application of social network analysis, both the structure and nature of the operating system are estimated.
Competitive intelligence as well relies on the information from social network analysis, to make it easy in evaluating the outside environment. The social network analysis assists much in understanding how well people are interacting within an organization. The main components of a network are nodes and ties. Various advantages are realized through the social network within the company, as it is the most convenient way of communication within and without the organization (Zhang, 2010). Through collaborative social networks, tools and technologies are planned to serve at a departmental level rather than being shared among the departments.
This organizational social network results in better financial and other organizational aspects. Instead of the entire organization being managed centrally, every department can control the communication, hence reaching its people as quickly as possible. There is no need of interfering with everyone in the organization. Collaborative networks are mainly meant to enable groups accessing, and data arrangements into actionable systems that enable the process of decision-making, collaboration as well as recycling of the information (Keyller, 2009). The applications of collaborative networks have become increasingly important to organizations aiming to establish a system of innovation and by presenting operational excellence.
The non-collaborative network is challenged, though recently has drawn attention globally. In the process of data transmission, some non-collaborative behaviors are spotted like a free rider, black hole, wormhole, etc these non-collaborative behaviors have a great impact on the performance of data transmission. Such impacts include degradation of data forwarding processes, although in wormholes an increment is noted (Zhang, 2010). In addition, it is realized that some routing schemes can still benefit from wormhole trends, especially when the network connectivity is deprived, and there are limitations on buffer size.
An enterprise network is used locally. This network can cover a wider area as well. All the systems used in an organization are connected by enterprise internets such as windows computers, UNIX workstations, or main servers to make communication easier. In most cases, an enterprise network is considered a “plug-and-play” policy for connecting various working devices in an organization (Keyller, 2009). In such a scenario, no user or a group of individuals is an island and everyone can be always accessed. Communications among all systems are made possible while ensuring reliable performance, security, and consistency. The use of enterprise networks effectively has been achieved through internet protocols and web technologies that have enabled satisfactory results. The process is achieved at a relatively lower cost and with fewer configuration challenges than the models that companies used to apply before such as enterprise computing. Most of the web protocols used are HTTP, HTML, and in rare cases, XML is also used. The major use of web protocols is to bring together user interfaces, an action that would enable an organization to develop intranets. A web browser is like a general client, while web servers can give data to any of the general clients. In every part of the enterprise, the management ensures that there are computing models to ensure the transmission of data is as quick as possible and convenient to all users.
Personal networks are part of human contacts through which those individuals interact with others in favor of supporting some set of activities. Personal networking involves developing and maintaining personal contact, which happens over a certain period (Zhang, 2010). This exercise is utilized by organizations mostly the big ones, to improve productivity through the use of tools such as IT-based and web 2.0. Most of the organizations have confessed to experiencing change since the time they started making use of personal networks in their operations. Information is conveyed quickly, and to the right person without much struggle.
Through social networking sites such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Space, people are now able to interact freely and exchange ideas. Most business transactions have been made through social networking sites including business advertisements (Keyller, 2009). Several business opportunities are also found through these sites as well as job opportunities. Businesses as well have been able to connect with their customers and other businesses of their kind. People have managed to share knowledge through both external and internal collaborations and expand further in their jobs and business activities. People create their social networking to interact with friends, workmates, family members, and more so, with their businesses.
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