"Net 2.0 – and collaboration tools"

Brand new InformationWeek has a fun herding cats article on the hidden issues about all of these blogs, wiki’s and such.

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.”


About sehanley

Musician, journalist, teacher, technologist, consultant & former NPR station manager. A media and entertainment professional, journalist, entrepreneur, technology advocate, educator, student, mentor, manager, and media, musical and theatrical performer. Voice talent and coach for music and spoken word. I also act and sing (mostly jazz, but a lot of experience with choral, classical and musical theater, too). Brass instruments, too, but my AF ofM card lapsed years ago. Heard on the national jazz service, PubJazz, and in the Pittsburgh market on WZUM/Pittsburgh Jazz Channel. I also teach college level courses in media and journalism. I managed the leading NPR/public radio station in Pittsburgh, PA for 16 years, a few years later was GM of the NPR station WBHM in Birmingham, AL. I served for six very busy years on the NPR Board of Directors and have done much volunteer service for national and local organizations in the communities I have been privileged to live and work in. Former NPR Board Member, former President of the Pittsburgh Radio Organization, sometime musician, relentless technology advocate. Opinions expressed are not the viewpoints of any employer or affiliation past or present.
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