Re: Communists don't have a monopoly on black markets
@thomasClaburn: Well said, my thoughts exactly. "Free markets" don't automatically eliminate black and gray markets, or guarantee quality.
While I like the author's basic premise that the IT organization needs to be open, I find serious logical flaws in the basic comparisons of "communist" and free market, as well as the loose definitions that merge of communisim, socialism and marxism.
Putting aside the fact that the author is playing fast and loose with economic and social philosophies, the basic position here is spot-on: The days of Top-down IT rule and the era of "the Department of No" are over, and we're moving toward a much more collaborative enterprise tech experience that involves the user and IT in ways that, ultimately, should be beneficial to the organization's bottom line. Shadow IT is here to stay, like it or not, "commie" or not, and today's IT organization will be better off joining this trend and making the most of it, than trying to beat it down.