ANALYSIS – Here you are, sitting in the audience, listening to a panel discussion when a Google exec says IT couldn’t stop instant messaging and they won’t stop other Web apps either.
Perhaps it was not meant as a challenge — but given the daily tasks every IT professional faces, did you really need to be verbally smacked? “IT tried ‘feverishly to block instant messaging’ from getting behind the firewall but they were unsuccessful,” issued by Matthew Glotzbach, head of Google’s enterprise business. Every networking and security professional we know takes pride in what they do and most of them know these applications are on their network and that they may represent an unknown level of risk, but no one likes to be slapped in the face with it.
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