ITPro: News: BEA chief calls for "enterprise MySpace"
This is the latest in a series of comments being made by the great and good of the IT world – what Gartner calls the "consumerisation of IT" – namely, the use of consumer-based technology in the enterprise.
The increasing use of Instant Messaging is one obvious example – but an Enterprise MySpace? Hmm. Not so sure about that one. Smells more like a call for more collaborative computing – an idea that’s hardly new.
What we really need is an enterprise XBox – surprised nobody has written a game yet that would help IT directors to try out their wildest strategies in a virtual world where no-one gets hurt if the server room burns down because you’ve tried to squeeze too much power out of your processors…..