You are a middle manager at Acme Manufacturing Company. You are internet savvy, using web resources to research customers and competitors, find links to target executives at potential customer companies, and to research new industries.
When you attempt to access Wikipedia, LinkedIn, Bloglines, Jigsaw and other sites, you get a the following message on your screen:
"You have attempted to access an external site to which you are not allowed access. Your attempt has been reported to your supervisor."
You need these sites to do your job well. How do you go about getting access?
Bonus question: Check out Mike Schaffner's related hypothetical question about IT help desk behavior.