A vendor like Open Text hears as much about the problems going on in public sector IT organizations as we do, if not more.
That's why it was interesting, at last year's GovSym, to hear Open Text exec Daniel Larocque outline the fundamental choice government IT professionals have to make when they encounter employees using Facebook, MySpace, Twitter or something else.
This clip doesn't end with a solution or a definitive answer — Lacroque couldn't really be expected to give one. But the value of GovSym, I hope, is that it provides a forum to discuss these kinds of problems with peers. Our next GovSym will be held on Dec. 1 in Gatineau, and we're taking registrations now. Perhaps once it's over we'll be able to post a second part to this video, with some ideas on what to do next.