RSS For IT-Stalinistas/Mordac
The Register reports on enterprise RSS servers:
There is, of course, a place for all this [RSS] in businesses, but there are three downsides. First, even if the alerts are work related, they are still a distraction to many. Secondly, many employees setting up the same feeds consumes bandwidth and time, and thirdly, IT departments just as with instant messaging clients will not want tens of different RSS readers to manage on their employees’ desktops.
Enterprise RSS is still pretty niche. The three main vendors are NewsGator, KnowNow and Attensa. All are US-based and are only just getting going in Europe. NewsGator has opened an office and is looking for local partners. Attensa has similar plans and is already active in Europe. KnowNow has existing customers in Europe, so expect it to establish a local presence soon.
I can seen before my virtual eye all the „IT-Managers”, rubbing their hands, exulting that they can take away another useful tool from the users.