Today's reading is the Work-Life Balance column from the December 19, 2006 issue of The Economist. The column, which can be found at,
has two short notes: "Consumer technologies are invading corporate computing" and "Executive toys."
In these pieces, the question is raised as to whether it is time to begin using publicly available web applications in preference to locally hosted ones. I think that you will find the discussion interesting. Adrian Sannier, CIO at Arizona State University argues that saying no just because of "security concerns" is a red herring.
I think that you will find the pieces interesting. . . . . jim