Saturday, July 24, 2004

Be careful loading cool software on corporate systems

I got in a bit of hot water for sending some folks inside my firm details about LookOut, a cool add-in for Outlook. I blogged about it yesterday, and sent mail to colleagues who were equally as keen. The internal IT department, however, had not vetted it, and were as ever concerned about the impact of users just downloading new stuff onto the carefully managed desktop. They have a point. Even though LookOut is an amazing product ( and I'm using it with great success), our IT folks IT folks folks hadn't checked it out.  The moral of the tale is that when you read about cool software you can download for free from the Internet, make sure you are allowed to download the onto your system before doing so! 

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