Google+ Adds Restricted Communities In An Effort To Court Business Users

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Many businesses have now adopted tools like Yammer or Podio, but Google+ also wants a piece of this social enterprise action. While Google’s social network started courting enterprise users more than a year ago by adding restricted posts and a number of other business features, it’s going a step further today by launching restricted communities. This adds an extra layer of security on top of the usual enterprise tools and ensures that only users within a given company can join this group and see the updates in it.

This removes the chance that an employee accidentally shares notes about a new product or other confidential information on Google+ by accident. Everything that’s posted in a community stays there, after all.

Given that most businesses aren’t likely to use Google+ for their internal communication as long as there is a risk of information leaking out by accident, this is a major…

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