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Wise up to ‘Internet abuse’

Opinion
Sep 13, 20042 mins
Enterprise Applications

* Wise up to ‘Internet abuse’ * Citywide WLANs may be ahead of their time * Time to return to little black books * The glass is actually half full

Wise up to ‘Internet abuse’

‘Net Buzz columnist Paul McNamara this week reflects on something he wrote five years ago – and how things have changed since then. You see, he felt then that firing employees for “Internet abuse” was a bit over the top, and yet today it seems perfectly reasonable. Read why things have changed, and why some people still haven’t learned.

https://www.nwfusion.com/columnists/2004/091304buzz.html?vo

Citywide WLANs may be ahead of their time

The idea of the Internet being provided as a utility – like electricity and water – may finally come into its own, as more cities start to install WLAN access points along their streets. But there are opponents. ‘Net Insider Scott Bradner this week looks at why these efforts are increasingly coming under fire.

https://www.nwfusion.com/columnists/2004/091304bradner.html?vo

Time to return to little black books

Linda Musthaler sees the value in contact-management networks like Plaxo and others. But the privacy issues associated with them scare her. These systems will take all the information you have about your contacts – supposedly for your benefit – but then what happens to it? Who has access?

https://www.nwfusion.com/columnists/2004/091304musthaler.html?vo

The glass is actually half full

Bain & Co. recently played up the fact that its survey respondents found IT to be “inhibiting growth in key areas.” But that’s only half the story, says our editor-in-chief, John Dix.

https://www.nwfusion.com/columnists/2004/091304edit.html?vo