Web 2.0; Web 2.not

Who knew that the biggest barrier to entry for web2.0 applications would be your own IT department? From an article in ComputerWorld:

"Miko Coffey, head of digital media at the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) in London, noted that she first had to bypass IT to get Web 2.0 technologies to the group's end users."

A tipping point has certainly already been reached for the juicy goodness that is an AJAX enabled website. What is surprising about this article is that the business users (NOT the IT departments) are driving the innovation. With so much information at our fingertips, this shouldn't come as too much of a surprise.

Here is another good article about how grassroots movements from the business (Morgan Stanley and Pfizer, in this case) forced IT's hand in reacting to web2.0 related initiatives.