Redmond magazine has done several stories about IT doing both good and bad things, including:
Recently, Redmond's executive editor Lee Pender took a fresh look at IT doing good and highlighted places where employee monitoring software stopped ill deeds.
Monitoring software is controversial. It can be used for ill as well as good. IT and managers can spy on employees and use this knowledge to blackmail, stock and steal. Almost as bad, IT is often put in the awkward position of running this software and dealing with the results -- things that should be the pure domain of HR or upper management.
IT has helped jail sexual predators, child porn aficionados, theft of corporate data and credit cards, and more.
What misdeeds have you seen in your shop and what has IT done to protect the enterprise. Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Doug Barney on 01/18/2012 at 1:19 PM