I often point to links I find interesting or meaningful. Dan Kaminsky recently posted an excellent essay (since I get sick of using “blog” and “post” to describe these) discussing a great deal of things about our current digital environment. I highly suggest giving it a thorough read. This is one of those sit back and reflect sorts of essays, and figure out where you stand and how to possibly move forward in an informed manner.
IT departments are always in a bind. They’re responsible for anything that goes wrong on the network, but every restriction, every alteration they make in people’s day to day business, carries with it a risk that users will abandon the corporate network entirely, going “off-grid” in search of a more open and more useful operating environment. You might scoff, and think people would get fired for this stuff, but you know what people really get fired for? Missing their numbers.