Vendors encourage it. But in the second ‘graph, Andrew Conry-Murray writes, “Sadly, all IT gets out of the deal is a big fur ball as it struggles to organize corporate content run amok. The potential for exposure of sensitive information or theft of intellectual property runs high….”
In the print edition, a sidebar talks about the issues of “Web 2.0 and Legal Discovery.” Yes – anything digital, any communication, can be fair game.
When you think of the tight lock IT departments have tried to hold on loading software, applying patches and whatnot, it’s almost amusing to think of the flood of new, controlled activity now popping up, mostly with good intentions.
All it takes is a browser and the game of “Whack a Mole” begins again.
So, in the words of Sgt Phil Esterhaus on the TV Series, Hill Street Blues, “Hey, let’s be careful out there.”