A very interesting take from John Blossom at Shore Communications on blogs in a corporate environment. Shore is a leading research and advisory service focusing on organizations that create, market, purchase, deploy and use professionally-oriented content and the technologies that enable its value in individual and collaborative environments.
In his post Weblogs Hit Corporate Spam Filters: Time For a White-Listing Service? John writes: "The issue is not weblogs as a channel but rather how weblogs are managed as content channels. Services such as Newstex provide via their subscription service packaging and indexing for quality weblogs that meet their own criteria for quality content along with premium news sources. This corporate-friendly channel provides weblogs the equivalent of a "visitor’s pass" through the corporate infrastructure, in which form they may be consumed with fewer of the security and disclosure concerns that may worry corporations."