BELMONT, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 18, 2011) - Actiance, enablers of the safe and compliant use of unified communications, collaboration and Web 2.0, announced two events in which the company will be participating in July. Actiance will be hosting a webinar featuring Bill Doyle, vice president and principal analyst for Forrester Research, on the best practice approaches for dealing with security and compliance issues associated with mobile social media use, as well as, leading a workshop on social media security and compliance for financial institutions.

In the webinar, Actiance and Forrester will examine the impact of mobile and social technologies on the market along with best practices for using social media effectively and provide wealth management firms with a guide to help them reach a broader, savvy range of investors via social media and Web 2.0 tools.

"As older investors continue to adopt new technologies and younger investors accumulate more investable assets -- mobile and social strategies will become imperative for investment firms and life insurers," said Doyle.

Sarah Carter, vice president of marketing at Actiance, will also be providing instruction on the key social media security and compliance issues facing the financial services industry at a half-day workshop in New York City on July 26. Carter will be joined by Joanna Belbey, co-founder of financial training firm The BGK Group, to discuss best practices for mitigating social media security threats including data leakage and malware. The presenters will also spotlight technologies to help overcome corporate reputation management, productivity, compliance and e-discovery challenges.

"Security and compliance are at the center of the conversation regarding social media for the financial services industry. As they leverage social networks to enhance product and service offerings, professionals are looking for guidance and best practice training to enable compliant, secure and effective social media use. This workshop will provide vital information to enable the use social media within their highly regulated industry," said Belbey.

Webinar: Maximizing the Social Opportunity for Financial Institutions by Forrester & Actiance
When: Thursday, July 21, 2011, 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Presenters: Bill Doyle, vice president and principal analyst, Forrester Research; Sarah Carter, vice president of marketing, Actiance

Workshop: Social Media Security & Compliance Workshop for Financial Institutions
When: Tuesday, July 26, 2011, 8:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Where: New York University, Midtown campus, New York, NY
Presenters: Sarah Carter, vice president of marketing, Actiance; Joanna Belbey, co-founder, The BGK Group

For additional questions about the webinar or workshop, please contact Catherine Koo or Amy Robinson at / 619 677 2700. For more information on Actiance or its products, please visit Actiance is on Twitter at: To read the company's blog, please visit:

About Actiance
Actiance enables the safe and productive use of Unified Communications, collaboration and Web 2.0, including blogs and social networking sites. Formerly FaceTime Communications, Actiance's award-winning platforms are used by 9 of the top 10 US banks and more than 1600 organizations globally for the security, management and compliance of unified communications, Web 2.0 and social media channels. Actiance supports all leading social networks, unified communications providers and IM platforms, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter AOL, Google, Yahoo!, Skype, Microsoft, IBM and Cisco.

Actiance is headquartered in Belmont, California. For more information visit or call 1-888-349-3223.