Technology Ideas That Might Not Be So Great
I was drawn to the bmighty site by a tweet on my Twitter account that mentioned the Top 10 Best Technology Ideas...That Really Aren't.&...
For instance, (in no particular order):
#10. Telecommuting. The down sides, besides the distractions of children and the refrigerator, include resentment by office workers who aren't telecommuniting and are irritated that their colleagues have such freedom. There's the stress on the organization itself, dealing with the telecommuters and the technology workarounds. And there are the security issues.
#5 Social networking. There risks and entanglements of mixing the personal and professional sides of social networking. Risks, that is, to the integrity of the government the person represents. People are "poking" and prodding and posting who knows what kind of pix. I know I've got a strange mix of friends and business contacts on my Facebook page. Which is why I seldom post anything now. Don't want that risk. Can governments ask their employees to be discreet? Without a backlash?
#2 Tracking employees' internet use. Yes, employers have the right to track what you're doing at work. But is "spying on your employees" the best policy? And restricting Internet use can impinge on people doing their jobs. But the most harmful effect of "spying," if people know it's going on, is the loss of morale because they're not trusted to monitor themselves and their Internet use.
#9 Cloud Computing. The offerings aren't cost effective yet, according to the blog post. And no one yet knows the full security implications.
#4 "Hating on Microsoft and Google." I have no comment other than to say the headline amused me.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
Virginia Governor Restores 13,000 Felons' Voting Rights, This Time One by One52 minutes ago
Big Transit Plans Go Before Voters in November7 minutes ago
In Closely Watched Case Around U.S., California Teachers Unions Get a Major Victory3 hours ago
Video Release of Milwaukee Police Shooting Delayed3 hours ago
Michigan State Police Lab Mishandled 4,000+ Alcohol Tests3 hours ago
Despite California's Strict Law, Thousands Start School Unvaccinated4 hours ago