Tear down this collaboration firewall
Most people had probably never heard of a firewall until the day their company network stopped them from visiting a website. That was back when the web—with its news sites, social networks and games—was seen as the ultimate productivity drain. These days we are genuinely reliant on the internet in our daily work.
Much of our browsing is now company-sanctioned, as we need to access software-as-a-service (SaaS) websites in order to complete expense forms, manage projects or share files with clients. Sadly, as SaaS services poked necessary holes in the corporate firewall, a new firewall has been raised high in its place: the collaboration firewall.