ITPro: BEA chief calls for “enterprise MySpace”

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…..


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