The Sea Change in Enterprise IT: Social

An open secret about the Cape Fear area is how many techies here work not at small boutique IT shops or local businesses but at employers like Cisco, IBM, SAS, Yahoo, HP.

These large organizations are all grappling with the incredible changes being wrought by the web–by new collaborative technologies, new media habits, social networking. My own employer–one of these listed here–has published some “social computing guidelines” to help organize our thinking around our sometimes very public roles as technologists and our sometimes very private data–company plans and product information, business practices, that sort of thing.

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