I already mentioned this topic last summer (inWhat is the future of Content Management?#6 Your Personal Digital Filing Cabinet for your entire Lifecycle) and inmy 2010 predictions(#8: Personal Web Filing Cabinet is the next ContentShadow IT), but I have not really taken the time to detail it much more yet.
PCM/PKM: The Next Shadow IT?
Everyone knows about Personal File Management. Everybody manages its own collection of documents either stored in your local hard drives or in a private directory available as part of a shared network drive. We are now assisting to the rise of a new generation of “Cloud Content Management” with the fast growth ofDropBox and similar offerings (the so long waitedGDrive for example). If you combine these document oriented applications with other notes taking, web scrapping utilities (e.g:Evernote,ReadItLater orWebnotes kind of tools) or personal social decks (Seesmic,TweetDeck and similar), we are assisting to an explosion of personal productivity tools.
These tools are being downloaded and used by millions of individuals and the spectrum of features is quite large and goes from: