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The Rewards and Risks of Networking

Written by  BOB ARNOLD

In today’s fast paced business environment everyone is attempting to keep up with trends, best practices and more. Increasing regulations and complex infrastructure continue to drive the need to look around for solutions that are both effective and proven. Networking with your peers has always been a great tool to learn what others are doing, what they have implemented and what has or has not worked in the past. Many issues are not easy to address, but the lessons learned from others are priceless. When face-to-face networking is not possible, many are searching out other methods for networking. Some of those have proven successful, but some can come with risks. What avenues are available to you in the current BC/DR realm? Which are best and which have the most risk? Social media is a fast growing world of communication/networking. In the past few years, Facebook, MySpace and other sites have become