One of the best things that happens in the discussion

threads is that people discover that someone has invented the particular wheel

they need. Best case, the wheel gets shared among those who need it, and maybe it gets

customized or enhanced–but no reinventing is needed.

For example: When a

member asked if anyone had a data access policy, Chris Snell stepped up and

offered to share the one he created. The thread, which wound its way through assorted

suggestions and some skepticism that a policy could ever be effective at

protecting sensitive data, soon became peppered with “Could I get a copy

please” and “I want a copy too.” Taking the hint, we worked with

Chris to publish the policy, and over the last three weeks, more

than 5,000 IT pros have downloaded it.

If that sounds like a wheel you could use, check it out.